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Regeringen bidrar till en dopingfri idrott inför OS
 
 Cision Wire     2018-02-02 kl. 07:30     204 words
 
Regeringen har beslutat att ge Världsantidopningsbyrån (WADA) 1,4 miljoner kronor för verksamheten 2018, bland annat för insatser inför och under de Olympiska vinterspelen och Paralympics i Pyeongchang i Sydkorea.

Regeringen har beslutat att ge Världsantidopningsbyrån (WADA) 1,4 miljoner kronor för verksamheten 2018, bland annat för insatser inför och under de Olympiska vinterspelen och Paralympics i Pyeongchang i Sydkorea.I år kommer WADA, utöver

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Tårar, skratt och mäktiga hyllningar
 
 Folkbladet     2018-02-01 kl. 22:23     1407 words
 
Elit. Bredd. Brinnande engagemang och hyllningar. Idrottsgalan rymmer allt vad idrotten handlar om. "Jag tänker att jag ska vara fortsätta vara en eldsjäl för barnen och brinna för gymnastiken", säger en tagen Anne-Marie Johansson.

53-åringen med den mäktiga meritlistan, fullspäckad med guld från Paralympics och VM, fanns inte på plats själv för att ta emot utmärkelsen men den pensionerade mästerskytten skickade en videohälsning från Australien. -

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De blir ambassadörer för NHL:s kampanj
 
 Hockeysverige     2018-02-01 kl. 17:42     197 words
 
Oliver Ekman Larsson, Henrik Sedin och Gabriel Landeskog ska gå i bräschen Foto: Getty Images Under februari månad kör NHL kampanjen "Hockey Is For Everyone". Nu har de 31 klubbarna utsett varsin ambassadör från sina lag.

Pauls ska delta i paralympics senare i år för USA:s slädhockeylandslag och han är en av åtta ambassadörer utanför NHL.
 
   
Anders Lindblad: Bevisen höll inte - men får de friade tävla i OS?
 
 Svenska Dagbladet     2018-02-01 kl. 11:44     654 words
 
Ett stort bakslag för IOK och en seger för Ryssland. Så kan domen från Cas kort sammanfattas. Frågan är ändå om de friade idrottarna kan, hinner - och får - tävla i OS i Pyeongchang.

Ryssland är visserligen fortfarande avstängt som nation i både OS och Paralympics, men i Ryssland ses ändå utslaget i Cas som en seger och upprättelse.... Ryssland som nation är fortfarande avstängt från OS och Paralympics.
 
   
H&M klär de svenska trupperna under OS i PyeongChang
 
 Elle     2018-02-01 kl. 09:05     321 words
 
H&M meddelar nu, via ett pressmeddelande, att det blir just H&M som kommer att klä de svenska trupperna under olympiska- och paralympiska spelen i PyeongChang, vintern 2018.

H&M meddelar nu, via ett pressmeddelande, att det blir just H&M som kommer att klä de svenska trupperna under olympiska- och paralympiska spelen i PyeongChang, vintern 2018.H&M kommer att designa kläder för både öppnings- och
 
   
Paraseglingen ett steg närmare Paralympics
 
 Svenska Seglarförbundet     2018-02-01 kl. 09:03     144 words
 
Det jobbas intensivt för att få tillbaka paraseglingen till Paralympics i Paris 2024. Ett viktigt steg på vägen är nu taget - segling är en av fyra idrotter som Paralympiska kommittén tar vidare till nästa uttagningsomgång i januari 2019.

Paraseglingen ett steg närmare Paralympics.... Det jobbas intensivt för att få tillbaka paraseglingen till Paralympics i Paris 2024.... Ett viktigt steg på vägen är nu taget - segling är en av fyra idrotter som Paralympiska kommittén tar vidare till nästa...

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H&M designar kläderna till svenska trupperna under Vinter-OS
 
 Nyheter24     2018-02-01 kl. 08:31     25 words
 
Snart drar olympiska- och paralympiska spelen igång i PyeongChang - och nu kommer nyheten att det är H&M som designar kläderna för öppnings- och avslutningsceremonierna.

Snart drar olympiska- och paralympiska spelen igång i PyeongChang - och nu kommer nyheten att det är H&M som designar kläderna för öppnings- och avslutningsceremonierna.Sara Lund.
 
   
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EDGA and miSport create exciting coaching partnership for ‘Golfers First’
 
 Golf Industry Central     2018-02-02 kl. 08:36     672 words
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The European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) is partnering with miSport Coaching Ltd to offer a specially tailored online coaching platform that

Supported by globally respected health and disability experts, the organisation is currently working with the International Golf Federation (IGF) as it seeks to influence the Paralympic...
 
   
Pyongyang's military parade should be seen as separate from PyeongChang Winter Olympics: S. Korea's unification ministry
 
 Arirang     2018-02-02 kl. 08:32     228 words
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Despite its decision to send athletes to the Winter Olympics, North Korea announced it would celebrate the founding of its military on February 8th, one day before the start of PyeongChang 2018.

"All member countries within the United Nations should strive to make the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics an event to foster peace within Korea and promote peace and cooperation throughout the world."
 
   
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. UK Regulatory Announcement: 3rd Quarter Results
 
 CIT     2018-02-02 kl. 08:09     10085 words
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TOKYO--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- This announcement is for our U.S.$5,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme. Consolidated Financial Results for the Nine-Month Period Ended December 31, 2017 [IFRS] Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

In addition, construction investment for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is in full swing.

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Dreams in Motion seeks entries
 
 Bismarck Tribune     2018-02-02 kl. 08:08     129 words
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Dreams in Motion Inc., a local nonprofit that provides adaptive sports programs to individuals with mobility challenges or visual impairments, will hold its second annual March Mobility Madness Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on March 18.

Paralympic club in North Dakota and helps raise funds for adaptive sports equipment and programming.
 
   
Local News Humbled by selection Published 1 day, 6 hours ago Alysse Iverson will run in Forster on Friday.
 
 Great Lakes Advocate     2018-02-02 kl. 08:07     329 words
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Alysse Iverson was surprised, excited and humbled to be selected an official batonbearer for the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay, which comes through Forster and Tuncurry tomorrow, Friday, February 2.

She managed ‘Up Front’ the school’s Rock Eisteddfod in Sydney and sang and danced at the Olympics and Paralympics.
 
   
BBC Get Inspired: Five inspiring stories from across the United Kingdom
 
 NewsR.in     2018-02-02 kl. 07:55     25 words
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Five inspiring sporting stories from the week, including UK Sport's search for future Olympians and Paralympians, and tips on getting more girls playing sport.

Five inspiring sporting stories from the week, including UK Sport's search for future Olympians and Paralympians, and tips on getting more girls playing sport.
 
   
Are you a future Olympian? Five stories from the week
 
 BBC     2018-02-02 kl. 07:54     236 words
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Discover your gold Fancy going to the Olympic or Paralympic Games? UK Sport has relaunched its #DiscoverYourGold campaign and is on the lookout for 15-24-year-olds who have the potential or hidden talent to become future sporting champions.

Discover your gold Fancy going to the Olympic or Paralympic Games?

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Cantwell Takes on GAA Hotseat
 
 Sport for Business     2018-02-02 kl. 07:32     542 words
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Joanne Cantwell is to be the new anchor presenter of The Sunday Game Live following Michael Lyster’s retirement at the end of the 2018 GAA Championship.

 Hosting the 2016 coverage of the Paralympic Games in Rio and taking a key role as Katie taylor bowed out of the preceding Olympics showed her mettle under pressure.
 
   
Seoul to Crack Down on Rip-off Taxi Drivers During Winter Olympics
 
 Koreabizwire     2018-02-02 kl. 06:53     264 words
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The Seoul government said on Thursday that a special task force consisting of dozens of members will be working to crack down on taxis and private vans ripping off passengers. (Image: Yonhap) SEOUL, Feb.

(Image: Yonhap) SEOUL, Feb.2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will ramp up efforts to crack down on dishonest cab drivers during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.... Up to 2.85 million international visitors are expected to visit South Korea for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
Three Maryland Athletes Competing in South Korea Games
 
 Southern Maryland Online     2018-02-02 kl. 06:50     1065 words
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)—Three athletes who call Maryland home are headed to the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Three Maryland Athletes Competing in South Korea Games. )—Three athletes who call Maryland home are headed to the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The Winter Olympians and Paralympian include women's ice hockey player
 
   
Ottawa at the Paralympics
 
 SportsOttawa.com     2018-02-02 kl. 06:42     445 words
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Canadian John Leslie competes in the men’s para snowboard cross standing event at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Ottawa at the Paralympics.... Canadian John Leslie competes in the men’s para snowboard cross standing event at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.(Photo:... Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee) By Charlie Pinkerton.
 
   
CSS's Zutter Named to U.S. Paralympic Ski Team
 
 Wdio.com     2018-02-02 kl. 06:41     648 words
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Zutter will compete in nordic skiing, which includes both cross-country skiing events and the biathlon discipline. Zutter was diagnosed with Stargardt Disease in sixth grade. The disease causes a person's vision to gradually deteriorate.

Paralympic Ski Team.... For the Paralympic Games she will be using Kristina Trygstad-Sari, who has the fourth-best finish in American history at the World Junior Championships for cross country skiing.... Paralympic Team. The 2018 Winter Paralympics Games...
 
   
Special Firsts to see at 2018 Winter Olympics
 
 Korea.net     2018-02-02 kl. 06:33     701 words
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The woman’s final of the FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. (Yonhap News) By Yoon Sojung Many firsts can be discovered at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

(Yonhap News) By Yoon Sojung Many firsts can be discovered at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.Among the firsts at the upcoming sporting event will be new participating countries at the Winter Games.
 
   
Athletes' dormitories officially open in Pyeongchang, Gangneung
 
 Korea.net     2018-02-02 kl. 06:33     341 words
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Athletes' dormitories in Gangneung, Gangwon-do Province, officially open on Feb. 1, with one week to go before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony.

1, with one week left to go before the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
 
   
Four 2026 Olympic Bid Cities To Travel To PyeongChang For Observer Program
 
 GamesBids.com     2018-02-02 kl. 06:29     656 words
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With the final bid application deadline looming, delegations from cities that have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic

With the final bid application deadline looming, delegations from cities that have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic. ...Winter Games will travel to PyeongChang for the Winter Games that are set to open in the South
 
   
US Sailing Honors Award Winners at Sailing Leadership Forum for Contributions to the Sport
 
 US Sailing     2018-02-02 kl. 05:59     4394 words
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) – The US Sailing Award winners for 2017 were recognized Thursday night for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States.

Duggan has run events at the very top of our sport, including the Olympics, Paralympics and the Volvo Ocean Race....vying for Paralympic competition.... Many have become National, World, and Paralympic Champions.
 
   
Unstoppable Nigeria powerlifters get peak lift
 
 Infotrustng.com     2018-02-02 kl. 05:44     779 words
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A Nigerian fan waves a scarf as he celebrates after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on October 7, 2017.

In spite of this, we have not hesitated to neglect other sports, especially one of our most prolific disciplines: para-athletics.It goes without saying really that our Paralympians are the ones we turn to when the shame of rank underperformance at
 
   
The first 100 days: Advice to the next U.S Soccer president
 
 Soccer America     2018-02-02 kl. 05:24     1451 words
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Looking at the title, one might think that I am presumptuous, arrogant and even pompous. I have listened to all eight candidates in Philadelphia during the United Soccer Coaches Convention and met a few of them in person.

This person will be responsible for the development of the game at all levels; youth through the structure of professional leagues; coaching through refereeing; futsal, beach soccer though Paralympic soccer.
 
   
GARY FRANCIS APPOINTED TARGETED ATHLETE AND COACH MANAGER
 
 Swimming New Zealand     2018-02-02 kl. 05:20     336 words
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Swimming New Zealand (SNZ) is delighted to announce the appointment of experienced and respected coach Gary Francis to its High Performance team in the new role of Targeted Athlete and Coach Manager.

Francis arrives from Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) where as a Para Swimming National Development Coach he led PNZ’s successful national development programme and worked with High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) within their High
 
   
Lassa fever: Senate tasks FG, Health Ministry
 
 News Express Nigeria     2018-02-02 kl. 05:14     751 words
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By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 02/02/2018 Share on Tweet Views: 10 •Motion sponsors, Senators Clifford Ordia and Lanre Tejuoso The Senate

Amosun rewards Paralympian, Coach with N1.5m.
 
   
South Korean President To Hold Summit With Japanese PM Abe In Pyeongchang
 
 Bernama     2018-02-02 kl. 04:53     301 words
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SEOUL, Feb 2 (Bernama) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a summit in PyeongChang, the alpine town

Moon will hold talks with 14 top state and government representatives before and during the Feb 9 to 25 Winter Olympics and March 9 to 18 Paralympics.

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Feeling MN: Fat biking with Wounded Warriors
 
 KARE 11     2018-02-02 kl. 04:40     417 words
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MINNEAPOLIS - Fat bikes are a popular option of transportation for a growing number of Minnesotans each winter, so KARE 11 decided to rent a few this week to help out of town fans discover what the "Bold North" is all about.

Smith is a paralympic triathlete and a receiver on the flag football team.

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Jim Balamaci, steadfast advocate for Alaska’s Special Olympians, dies at age 63
 
 Anchorage Daily News     2018-02-02 kl. 04:38     585 words
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Jim Balamaci, whose passion for Special Olympics spanned four decades during which the World Winter Games came came to Anchorage and one of the world's only training centers for developmentally disabled athletes was built in Mountain View, died Thursday.

Jim Balamaci, whose passion for Special Olympics spanned four decades during which the World Winter Games came came to Anchorage and one of the world's only training centers for developmentally disabled athletes was built in Mountain View, died
 
   
Revealed: The R M Williams Uniform Design For the Australian Commonwealth Games Team.
 
 Broadsheet     2018-02-02 kl. 04:35     534 words
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How does an invitation to design the uniform for the 2018 Australian Commonwealth Games team come about? The search began in our own backyard and provenance was key.

R M Williams was well placed to dress the Australian team after outfitting the 2016 Paralympics team.

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Sport Ireland Announces 2018 National Governing Body and High Performance Funding
 
 Irish Sports Council     2018-02-02 kl. 03:40     884 words
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Sport Ireland has announced its investment package for National Governing Bodies for Sport and High Performance Programmes in 2018.

Sport Ireland’s investment in high performance sports will support Irish athletes and teams in reaching finals and achieving medals at European, World, Olympic and Paralympic level, which will be accompanied by €1.9m in direct athlete
 
   
Nordic skiing: CSS freshman headed to Paralympics
 
 Duluth News Tribune     2018-02-02 kl. 03:31     61 words
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In the sixth grade, Zutter was diagnosed with Stargardt Disease, which causes a person's vision to gradually deteriorate.

Nordic skiing: CSS freshman headed to Paralympics.... The Paralympic Games run from March 8-18 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.News Tribune.
 
   
Report: Colorado Springs-based USOC failed to act on Nassar allegations for full year
 
 Colorado Springs Gazette     2018-02-02 kl. 03:18     612 words
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Colorado Springs-based USOC failed to act on Nassar allegations for a full year, according to report | Colorado Springs Gazette, NewsThe Colorado

South Korea's Pyeongchang is the host city of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games which will be held in February 2018.
 
   
Court of Arbitration for Sport clears 28 banned Russians
 
 NewsGrio     2018-02-02 kl. 03:15     436 words
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The head of UK Sport expressed her shock and disappointment on Thursday night after 28 Russians banned by the International Olympic Committee over their country's state-sponsored doping scandal had their sentences scrapped.

The IOC were slow to act against Russia, falling short of a blanket ban of athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics — unlike the Inter-national Paralympic Committee, who did impose such a ban.
 
   
Requirements for Russian Paralympic athletes tougher than for Olympians — Russian official
 
 NewsReality.com     2018-02-02 kl. 03:02     18 words
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"Olympians are at least allowed to mention Russia, our athletes are prohibited even from that," the official

Requirements for Russian Paralympic athletes tougher than for Olympians — Russian official.
 
   
SW hopeful chance for Games, defying the odds
 
 The West Australian     2018-02-02 kl. 02:45     458 words
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| South Western Times Friday, 2 February 2018 9:38AM Vision impaired slalom alpine skier Shaun Pianta is no stranger to set backs.

taking up the sport and now a slight tear in his anterior cruciate ligament could hamper his goal of making the Australian Paralympic Games team that will compete in March.... Pianta met the points criteria to qualify for this year’s Paralympic Games in...
 
   
Team Germany ready to go for gold
 
 Transport Journal     2018-02-02 kl. 02:30     114 words
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When athletes from Team Germany and the German Paralympic team start competing for Olympic and Paralympic medals in PyeongChang (South Korea) on

When athletes from Team Germany and the German Paralympic team start competing for Olympic and Paralympic medals in PyeongChang (South Korea) on. ...February 9, DB Schenker’s logistics experts will have completed the requisite preparatory work to
 
   
Golden PyeongChang train heads to Germany
 
 Korea.net     2018-02-02 kl. 02:27     529 words
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Society : Korea.net : The official website of the Republic of Korea Society VM_SUCCESS Feb 01, 2018 A special train to promote the PyeongChang

Society : Korea.net : The official website of the Republic of Korea Society VM_SUCCESS Feb 01, 2018 A special train to promote the PyeongChang. ...2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games approaches the platform at Berlin Central Station where the two...
 
   
2020 Tokyo Olympics cost disputed as price reportedly climbs to $26.7 billion
 
 stuff.co.nz     2018-02-02 kl. 02:17     607 words
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The price tag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics keeps going up despite attempts to rein in spending. Over the last year, organisers have shifted several venues away from central Tokyo and have looked for existing facilities instead of building new ones.

She included building barrier-free facilities for Paralympic athletes, training programmes for volunteers, and advertising and tourism plans.

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After tragic accident, UCCS student makes a Paralympic comeback
 
 KOAA.com     2018-02-02 kl. 02:03     168 words
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COLORADO SPRINGS - He's a student at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and a published author, in addition to training every day at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

After tragic accident, UCCS student makes a Paralympic comeback.
 
   
FIBA launches FAST BREAK, education resource to support healthcare support personnel
 
 African Sports Monthly     2018-02-02 kl. 01:55     277 words
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MIES, Switzerland - FIBA on Tuesday released the inaugural issue of FAST BREAK , its new educational resource as well as an initiative to support basketball healthcare support personnel.

The first edition introduces the latest research on a variety of topics including: the importance of ball control and self-regulatory skills; the epidemiology of illness at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games; an analysis of sprain injury cases;
 
   
International Paralympic Committee make key changes for Tokyo 2020
 
 Australian Swimming     2018-02-02 kl. 01:40     397 words
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in conjunction with World Para Swimming (WPS) have made the decision to change the swimming event schedule in Tokyo 2020 – reducing the number of events from 152 to 146 - six less than Rio.

International Paralympic Committee make key changes for Tokyo 2020.... The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in conjunction with World Para Swimming (WPS) have made the decision to change the swimming event schedule in Tokyo 2020 – reducing the...
 
   
42 of Chicago’s Top Black Women of Impact
 
 Make It Better     2018-02-02 kl. 01:33     2922 words
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February marks Black History Month. During this month, Make It Better celebrates black women of impact who are making Chicagoland a better place.

7 Ways to Donate Your Time or Resources to Nonprofits in Chicago This Month 14 Chicago Area Athletes to Watch in the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Check Out These 3 Under-the-Radar Spots That Are Making Chicago a Better Place for All.
 
   
St. Scholastica's Zutter named to U.S. Paralympic Ski Team
 
 KBJR 6     2018-02-02 kl. 01:27     108 words
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DULUTH, MN - St. Scholastica freshman skier Mia Zutter will represent the United States in the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it was announced on Thursday.

Paralympic Ski Team.... DULUTH, MN - St. Scholastica freshman skier Mia Zutter will represent the United States in the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it was announced on Thursday.Zutter will compete in her first Paralympics as...
 
   
Why you should attend the Up For Debate Weekend
 
 Bishop's University     2018-02-02 kl. 01:21     650 words
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My first year at Bishop’s University I was recruited into being a timer for the debate tournament by my Child Development professor, Dr. Stine Linden-Andersen.

On February 9, Founder & CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, three-time Paralympic gold medalist and Canadian icon Rick Hansen will visit the Bishop’s University campus at 7 p.m. in Centennial Theatre. Mr.
 
   
Royal couple lays foundation stone for SLTA’s new Tennis Complex
 
 Sri Lanka Daily News     2018-02-02 kl. 01:08     332 words
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Prince Edward Earl of Wessex and Countess Sophie who will be the chief guests at Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day celebrations on February 4

By 2004 Sri Lanka was producing wheelchair tennis players of Paralympics standard. “The British Royal family has a history of being closely associated with tennis as patrons of the game.
 
   
No alternative competition for Para athletes barred from 2018 Olympics — authority
 
 NewsReality.com     2018-02-02 kl. 01:02     20 words
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On January 29, the International Paralympic Committee announced that it was maintaining the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee

On January 29, the International Paralympic Committee announced that it was maintaining the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee. ...(RPC).
 
   
Palmer teen makes Paralympic nordic ski team
 
 Anchorage Daily News     2018-02-02 kl. 00:49     400 words
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Add another cross-country skier to the long list of Alaskans headed to Pyeongchang — except this one will compete in the Paralympics in March. Grace Miller, a 17-year-old from Palmer, was one of 13 men and women named to the U.S.

Palmer teen makes Paralympic nordic ski team.... Add another cross-country skier to the long list of Alaskans headed to Pyeongchang — except this one will compete in the Paralympics in March.... Grace Miller, a 17-year-old from Palmer, was one of 13 men and women named to the U.S.Paralympic...
 
   
Anderson has sights set on second Paralympics
 
 NewsReality.com     2018-02-02 kl. 00:34     15 words
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The TuksSport athlete represented South Africa at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Anderson has sights set on second Paralympics.... The TuksSport athlete represented South Africa at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
 
   
Vice and Schweppes launch ‘Self Portrait’ content series to encourage self expression
 
 Mumbrella     2018-02-02 kl. 00:20     320 words
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US internet sensation Russell The Backpack Kid, female skateboarder Shanae ‘Sheezy’ Collins, an Australian Paralympic sprinter and the creator of a

US internet sensation Russell The Backpack Kid, female skateboarder Shanae ‘Sheezy’ Collins, an Australian Paralympic sprinter and the creator of a. ...‘bootleg’ dining experience have all been recruited as part of a new branded content

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What you need to know about the Winter Olympics
 
 Free Skier     2018-02-02 kl. 00:07     736 words
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The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be held for 17 days from February 9-25, 2018, in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea.

The Paralympic Games will run March 9-18, 2018.
 
   
PROFILES IN SUCCESS: River Forest grad Patty Cisneros Prevo says athletics teach priceless lessons
 
 NWI Times     2018-02-02 kl. 00:06     980 words
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The values and lessons learned in youth sports are indispensable. That’s the message that Patty Cisneros Prevo wants high school athletes to remember. “Be coachable. Be open to constructive criticism and feedback,” she said.

That was my gold medal at the time.” She represented her country in the Paralympic Games three times as a member of the U.S.... Paralympics women's wheelchair basketball team, winning gold medals in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.
 
   
Steelcase's VP of Design on Designing a Carbon Fiber Alternative in a Startup Environment
 
 Core77     2018-02-01 kl. 23:47     1800 words
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Enter a caption (optional) Steelcase recently announced SILQ , an office chair inspired by the sleekness of aerospace designs and the high-performance of Paralympic prosthetic legs.

Enter a caption (optional) Steelcase recently announced SILQ , an office chair inspired by the sleekness of aerospace designs and the high-performance of Paralympic prosthetic legs.While the chair itself is beautiful and the inspiration is clear in
 
   
Deniliquin pair to exchange baton
 
 Deniliquin Pastoral Times     2018-02-01 kl. 23:44     391 words
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Deniliquin’s Maisy Edwards and Sarah Young will get to share a special moment at the Queen’s Baton Relay in Echuca on February 15.

father with the baton,’’ she said. ‘‘My dad coached a paralympian to a silver medal at the Sydney Olympics. ‘‘He’s 74 years-old and he jogged the whole 250 metres, which was really impressive. ‘‘It was good to see how it all

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(News Focus) Cha's withdrawal raises concerns about preventive strike on N. Korea
 
 Yonhap News Agency     2018-02-01 kl. 23:42     575 words
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal of his pick for ambassador to South Korea has fanned concerns that the administration is seriously considering a military strike on North Korea.

What's clear, according to some, is that tensions will rise again after the Paralympics in March.
 
   
Anderson has sights set on second Paralympics
 
 SAfrica24.com     2018-02-01 kl. 22:59     715 words
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JOHANNESBURG – “When I am down, I put all my energy in and I get back up.” These words have become Paralympic archer Shaun Anderson’s personal mantra.

Anderson has sights set on second Paralympics.... JOHANNESBURG – “When I am down, I put all my energy in and I get back up.” These words have become Paralympic archer Shaun Anderson’s personal mantra.Anderson has been knocked to the ground too many times...
 
   
2020 Tokyo Olympic costs keep rising
 
 Japan Today     2018-02-01 kl. 22:58     620 words
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The price tag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics keeps going up despite attempts to rein in the spending. Over the last year, organizers have shifted several venues away from central Tokyo and have looked for existing facilities instead of building new ones.

She included building barrier-free facilities for Paralympic athletes, training programs for volunteers, and advertising and tourism plans.

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I'm a Paralympic Alpine Skier, and Legally Blind
 
 Yahoo! Singpore She     2018-02-01 kl. 22:02     968 words
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Photo credit: USOC/NBC OLYMPICS/; DESIGN BY KATIE BUCKLEITNERFrom CosmopolitanWhen I was 29 years old, I was in a really dark place. I had lost my mom two years prior to cancer, vision in both of my eyes, and my will to live.

I'm a Paralympic Alpine Skier, and Legally Blind.... I was wrong. This year, I'm going for my third run as an alpine skier at the Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.Photo credit:... At the National Ability Center, we learned about the competition programs and Paralympic...
 
   
UE coach Manolo Concepcion continues work with USA Volleyball
 
 14 WFIE     2018-02-01 kl. 21:56     246 words
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Over the next two months, University of Evansville head volleyball coach Manolo Concepcion will work with USA Volleyball at four national team tryouts.

The mission of High Performance is to identify, train and develop elite athletes and coaches to build a sustainable pipeline of future Olympians and Paralympians. “It is exciting to be able to work with USA Volleyball once again,” Concepcion
 
   
Russia wants to send 33 athletes to Paralympics
 
 AFP     2018-02-01 kl. 21:47     387 words
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Russia said Thursday it wants 33 athletes to go to the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang where they will compete under a neutral flag as the country remains suspended following revelations of state-sponsored doping.

Russia wants to send 33 athletes to Paralympics.... Russia said Thursday it wants 33 athletes to go to the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang where they will compete under a neutral flag as the country remains suspended following revelations of state-sponsored doping.The Russian Paralympic...

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How to watch the Super Bowl without cable
 
 IDG Connect     2018-02-01 kl. 21:36     937 words
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Super Bowl LII is almost here and whether you’re a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, the New England Patriots or the commercials, you’ll want to sit down to a great picture.

All the action is available over the air, and anything you install now will also be good for the Winter Olympics, Paralympics and numerous other sporting events, news, and entertainment for years to come.
 
   
Meghan Markle Sparkles at Her First Awards Ceremony with Husband-to-Be Prince Harry
 
 Long Room.com     2018-02-01 kl. 21:34     261 words
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were date night-ready for their first official evening affair together.

He spearheaded the creation of the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style event for wounded veterans.

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The history and heroics of the winter Olympics
 
 Montreal Families     2018-02-01 kl. 21:26     771 words
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These four books will hopefully help kids get interested in the Winter Games by Kelly Di Domenico The best athletes in the world will soon be competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The book also takes an inclusive approach by featuring paralympic sports like sledge hockey.
 
   
How Missy Franklin and Mikaela Shiffrin became friends
 
 Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia     2018-02-01 kl. 21:18     398 words
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Missy Franklin and Mikaela Shiffrin, who both won Olympic gold medals before turning 19, became fast friends Mikaela Shiffrin, covered in sweat from working out, gave a big hug to Missy Franklin when they met for the first time in the summer of 2016.

2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

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Woolwich Thrashers Sledge hockey team wins London tourney
 
 Wellington Advertiser     2018-02-01 kl. 21:17     422 words
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Sledge - The Woolwich Junior Thrashers won their division at the London Blizzard Sledge Hockey Tournament held Jan. 25 to 28.

The event attracted clubs from as far away as Edmonton and the Swedish Paralympic team in the intermediate division.
 
   
Meghan Markle joins Prince Harry to celebrate achievements of wounded warriors
 
 Yahoo! News     2018-02-01 kl. 21:12     434 words
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Meghan Markle joined her fiance, Prince Harry , today to celebrate a cause close to his heart, the achievements of wounded and sick members of the military. Markle, 36, and Harry, 33, attended the Endeavour Fund Awards in London.

He created the Paralympic-style sporting event in 2014 to raise awareness for wounded service members.

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Haakenson makes triumphant racing debut at Kenai Klassic after losing legs
 
 Homer News     2018-02-01 kl. 21:05     1025 words
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The loss of limb can be a devastating life change that transforms the way even the simplest tasks are done, but Anchor Point’s Angelica Haakenson is out to prove that she isn’t done living.

Biathlon Paralympic Development coach from Minnesota.
 
   
National Lottery Funding Announced for GB Junior Programme
 
 British Wheelchair Basketball     2018-02-01 kl. 21:04     275 words
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UK Sport believes in the podium potential of the GB Junior Programme A historic day for British Wheelchair Basketball’s GB Junior Squads as UK Sport announces National Lottery funding for both its men and women’s teams.

It also highlights the breadth of young talent that is progressing through the UK British Wheelchair Basketball leagues. “Our junior world champions are the Paralympians of tomorrow, they are also role models who are already inspiring the next

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'America's Got Talent' star Angelica Hale to sing at Children's Hospital Milagro Gala
 
 El Paso Times     2018-02-01 kl. 20:42     322 words
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CLOSE Grace VanderWaal has come back to America's Got Talent! The 13-year-old singer won the competition last season. She took the stage on Wednesday to perform her latest single, 'Moonlight.

The annual gala. NFL star Devon Still and his young daughter, Leah, who was diagnosed with cancer, were the keynote speakers in 2016, and Paralympic skier Josh Sundquist in 2017.

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Mobility Marketing: Toyota's e-Palette
 
 dmnews.com     2018-02-01 kl. 20:42     515 words
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Share this content: [embedded content] Advertising on cars is nothing new, but what we may be seeing in future is not limited to static car wraps but specially purposed vehicles that can change their function and their messages as needed.

concept. The company anticipates first introducing it for use at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
 
   
What is it Worth to Win a Gold Medal at the Winter Games?
 
 WKZO-AM     2018-02-01 kl. 20:40     305 words
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While athletes are not paid to compete in the Winter Games, countries do have the option to offer performance incentives.   The United States Olympic Committee does just that with  Operation Gold .   U.S.

PARALYMPIC GAMES INCENTIVES $7,500 for each gold medal $5,250 for each silver medal $3,750 for each bronze medal.

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Russian Paralympic Committee approves list of 33 athletes to compete in 2018 Paralympics
 
 NewsReality.com     2018-02-01 kl. 20:32     22 words
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The Executive Board of the Russian Paralympic Committee has approved Andrey Manzurov as chief of the Russian delegation to the Paralympic

Russian Paralympic Committee approves list of 33 athletes to compete in 2018 Paralympics.... The Executive Board of the Russian Paralympic Committee has approved Andrey Manzurov as chief of the Russian delegation to the Paralympic. ...Games.
 
   
Know Before You Go: Information for U.S. Citizens Traveling to South Korea for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics
 
 US Department of State     2018-02-01 kl. 20:29     495 words
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The 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games are just days away! These will be South Korea's second Olympic Games (Seoul hosted the Summer Games in 1988) and the country’s first Winter Games.

Citizens Traveling to South Korea for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics.... The 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games are just days away!... These will be South Korea's second Olympic Games (Seoul hosted the Summer Games in 1988) and the country’s first Winter Games.With the approach of the Olympics and Paralympics...
 
   
7 Days To Winter Olympics: Meet The 7 Sets Of Siblings Competing For Team USA
 
 US Olympic Team     2018-02-01 kl. 20:13     663 words
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By | Feb. 01, 2018, 1 p.m. (ET) Anyone hoping to prove that talent runs in the family need not look any further than these sets of Team USA siblings preparing to compete at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
DPRK athletes arrive in RoK for PyeongChang Olympics
 
 WBNews.info     2018-02-01 kl. 20:12     803 words
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Flags of participating nations for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games fly at Gangneung Olympic Village in Gangneung, Gangwon province, on Feb. 1, 2018.

PyeongChang Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games at PyeongChang, Jeongseon and Gangneung cities in Gangwon province.
 
   
Pyeongchang Paralympics a 'golden ticket' for Alberta skier Kirk Schornstein
 
 Yahoo! Canada     2018-02-01 kl. 20:01     12 words
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Edmonton paralympian Kirk Schornstein finds his strongest motivation in the word "no.

Pyeongchang Paralympics a 'golden ticket' for Alberta skier Kirk Schornstein.... Edmonton paralympian Kirk Schornstein finds his strongest motivation in the word "no.".
 
   
From the February issue: Brenna Huckaby breaks through boundaries
 
 InRegister     2018-02-01 kl. 19:58     264 words
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After a fight with cancer that resulted in the amputation of her leg, a 14-year-old Brenna Huckaby was desperate to fill the void left by the end of her gymnastic career.

Now preparing for her Olympic moment at the Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Huckaby is looking forward to her next big adventure....February issue. And to learn more about all of Team USA, check out teamusa.org and tune into the Winter Paralympics...
 
   
Hyacinthe Deleplace performs clean sweep in Italy
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2018-02-01 kl. 19:46     388 words
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Frenchman wins all three vision impaired races at season’s third Europa Cup in Sella Nevea France’s Hyacinthe Deleplace and guide Frederic

Germany’s 17-year-old is gaining confidence ahead what will be her maiden Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.... The Polish has already secured one World Cup and two Europa Cup victories in 2017-18, showing how determined he is to reach his first Paralympic...
 
   
News Your sneak preview to the top names at IoD Open House
 
 Institute of Directors     2018-02-01 kl. 19:29     728 words
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The First Lady of football, the boss of McLaren Automotive, the UK head of LinkedIn, a British Paralympic icon and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s adviser

The First Lady of football, the boss of McLaren Automotive, the UK head of LinkedIn, a British Paralympic icon and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s adviser. ...offer a taste of what you can expect when they appear at IoD Open House at 116 Pall Mall from

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Ralph Lauren’s 2018 opening ceremony uniforms turn up the heat in the most patriotic way possible
 
 Greater Milwaukee Today     2018-02-01 kl. 19:28     348 words
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Olympic coats designed by Ralph Lauren Ralph Lauren, the longtime outfitter of the U.S. Olympic team, took the wraps off the 2018 opening ceremony parade uniforms Monday, Jan.

Olympic and Paralympic teams warm and toasty through their respective opening ceremonies.... Olympic and Paralympic teams.
 
   
UK Sport denies U-turn as badminton and archery get Olympic funding back
 
 The Guardian     2018-02-01 kl. 19:18     498 words
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• UK Sport denies making a mistake after initially cutting funding • Olympic and Paralympic medal target for 2020 increased as a result Badminton •

UK Sport denies U-turn as badminton and archery get Olympic funding back. • UK Sport denies making a mistake after initially cutting funding • Olympic and Paralympic medal target for 2020 increased as a result Badminton •. ...UK Sport denies

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3 paise per day per capita on sport can achieve more
 
 Millennium Post     2018-02-01 kl. 19:17     436 words
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India does not have a sports culture," seems to be a common proverbial expression used to draw up the reason and logic behind our poor medals tally at mega events like the Olympics, where we have 28 medals to our credit over the past 116 years.

As per Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013, training to promote rural sports, nationally recognised sports, paralympic sports and Olympics is one of the activities which may be included by companies in their Corporate Social Responsibility
 
   
DPRK's athletes arrive in PyeongChang for Winter Olympics
 
 CCTVPLUS     2018-02-01 kl. 19:15     428 words
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Shotlist PyeongChang, South Korea - Feb 1, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland) 1. Olympic venue 2. Main entry of venue 3. Home of athletes 4. Police car patrolling 5. Various of police officers patrolling 6.

South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games in its eastern county of PyeongChang.

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Badminton England statement on UK Sport funding investments into Olympic and Paralympic Programmes
 
 Badminton England     2018-02-01 kl. 19:12     523 words
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Badminton England is pleased that UK Sport has acknowledged another successful medal winning year by choosing to invest £630,000 for the remaining period of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle from the new Medal Support Plan announced today.

Badminton England statement on UK Sport funding investments into Olympic and Paralympic Programmes.... Astonishing. There was also outstanding news for the GB Para-Badminton programme who have been awarded a funding investment of £960,000 across the same period, UK Sport as we prepare for the sport’s Paralympic...
 
   
PyeongChang 2018: Germany names athletes
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2018-02-01 kl. 19:02     239 words
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Anna Schaffelhuber among 19 confirmed for Paralympic Winter Games The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Germany has announced 19 athletes who will compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games , which will be held 9-18 March.

Anna Schaffelhuber among 19 confirmed for Paralympic Winter Games The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Germany has announced 19 athletes who will compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games , which will be held 9-18 March.Germany
 
   
Visa highlights local athlete in global Olympics campaign
 
 Strategy Magazine     2018-02-01 kl. 18:59     501 words
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In its second global advertising campaign, Visa is leveraging its Team Visa athletes to reach a younger demographic during the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang.

In its second global advertising campaign, Visa is leveraging its Team Visa athletes to reach a younger demographic during the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang.Last month, the 54 Olympic and Paralympic athletes on Team Visa’s global roster – a
 
   
USA Triathlon and IRONMAN Team Up to Launch Time to Tri Initiative
 
 Colorado Runner     2018-02-01 kl. 18:43     1586 words
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TEMPE, Ariz.  — USA Triathlon and IRONMAN today announced Time to Tri TM , an unprecedented industry-wide initiative to grow the sport of triathlon in the United States by supporting and inspiring beginners to complete their first race.

Rick Adams | Chief of Paralympic Sport and NGB Organizational Development, U.S.... Olympic Committee. “Grassroots participation in sport is what drives the Olympic and Paralympic Movements....Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic...

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Government funding for Irish sport dips slightly for 2018
 
 Irish Times     2018-02-01 kl. 18:41     1194 words
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€10.8 million will be distributed between Ireland’s 57 National Governing Bodies None of the record tax revenues or economic returns from the

Paralympics Ireland (€665,000) €665,000.
 
   
UK Sport gives wheelchair rugby money to help it compete at this summer's World Championships
 
 Yahoo! India     2018-02-01 kl. 18:40     297 words
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Wheelchair rugby was given the chance to overturn the withdrawal of all its elite funding after UK Sport awarded it cash to help it compete at this summer’s World Championship.

compromise’ Olympic and Paralympic medal-winning policy, the sport nicknamed ‘Murderball’ was given £50,000 to help it travel to Australia and challenge for a medal that could lead to some of the £3 million it lost after Rio 2016 being
 
   
Minister Duncan to Cheer on Team Canada at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
 
 WLBT     2018-02-01 kl. 18:35     287 words
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SOURCE Canadian Heritage The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will visit South

Support for the sport system involves many partners, including the Government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees, national sport organizations, national multisport services

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Paralympian Declan Farmer is zeroing in on his second gold
 
 Interview Magazine     2018-02-01 kl. 18:22     881 words
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COLLAGE BY MAXWELL N. BURNSTEIN . In the lead up to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang on February 8, 2018, we will be introducing 10 young athletes who will be stealing America’s hearts and standing on the podium.

Paralympian Declan Farmer is zeroing in on his second gold....that’s ever happened to me!” Tearing up the ice since he discovered the sport at the age of eight, Farmer is looking for his second gold as a returning player on USA’s 17-player roster for the 2018 Paralympic...
 
   
Farm focus helps Ilkka Tuomisto as he eyes home Nordic World Cup
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2018-02-01 kl. 18:20     770 words
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Medal favourite leads Finnish team at finale of World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup in Vuokatti World Cup cross-country skier Ilkka Tuomisto has a gym and training buddies unlike any others.

Medal favourite leads Finnish team at finale of World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup in Vuokatti World Cup cross-country skier Ilkka Tuomisto has a gym and training buddies unlike any others.The three-time Paralympian from Finland bought a cattle
 
   
PyeongChang 2018 Sport Week: Male-dominated sport not scaring Schroeder
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2018-02-01 kl. 18:20     938 words
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The 24-year-old will be the only female on Norway’s Paralympic roster People have often questioned Lena Schroeder’s choice in playing Para ice hockey , and for understandable reasons.

The 24-year-old will be the only female on Norway’s Paralympic roster People have often questioned Lena Schroeder’s choice in playing Para ice hockey , and for understandable reasons.In such a male-dominated sport, why not focus on another one
 
   
World: FAO and Government of Japan hold high-level discussions to further advance a strong partnership
 
 ReliefWeb     2018-02-01 kl. 18:18     599 words
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30/01/2018 - Tokyo – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Japan have reinforced their commitment to

As Japan will host the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VII) in 2019 and the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, FAO in partnership with the National Goodwill Ambassadors will work to disseminate the core
 
   
Mindfulness Meditation
 
 New Mobility     2018-02-01 kl. 18:07     177 words
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. “I find having a spinal cord injury in this fast-paced 21st century can be overwhelming and exhausting to my body, mind and spirit,” says

Mindfulness Meditation. . “I find having a spinal cord injury in this fast-paced 21st century can be overwhelming and exhausting to my body, mind and spirit,” says. ...Paralympian Candace Cable in the intro to “Mindfulness Meditation,” her
 
   
Russian Paralympic Committee Holds Press Conference
 
 Sputnik     2018-02-01 kl. 18:00     99 words
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Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) is holding a press conference after a meeting of the RPC’s governing board. The committee is going to discuss the admission of Russian athletes on the conditions offered by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Russian Paralympic Committee Holds Press Conference.... Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) is holding a press conference after a meeting of the RPC’s governing board.... The committee is going to discuss the admission of Russian athletes on the conditions offered by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).The Paralympic...

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Eilidh Johnstone: Blind skier, 10, dreams of Paralympics
 
 BBC     2018-02-01 kl. 17:56     36 words
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Eilidh Johnstone, 10, is blind - and determined to one day make the ParalympicsGB ski team. The young athlete from Wellingborough, in Northamptonshire, trains in Milton Keynes and says skiing gives her a "feeling of being free".

Eilidh Johnstone: Blind skier, 10, dreams of Paralympics.... Eilidh Johnstone, 10, is blind - and determined to one day make the ParalympicsGB ski team.

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Province proclaims 2018 The Year of BC Games
 
 BC Gov News     2018-02-01 kl. 17:53     555 words
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To recognize the BC Games Society for enriching the lives of people and communities through sport, Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has proclaimed 2018 The Year of BC Games.

competitors have moved on to participate in national and international competitions, including the Canada Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Avian Flu Outbreak Near PyeongChang Ahead of Olympics
 
 Wisconsin Ag Connection     2018-02-01 kl. 17:51     429 words
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USAgNet - 01/31/2018 South Korea is reporting outbreaks of different strains of influenza, less than two weeks before thousands of visitors from around the world arrive for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in the South.

Washington has also supported this Olympic truce by agreeing to postpone joint military exercises with South Korea, until after both the Olympic and Paralympic games end in late March.
 
   
Wheelchair curlers set for British Open showdown ahead of PyeongChang
 
 British Paralympic Association     2018-02-01 kl. 17:41     406 words
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5 hours ago Before flying across the world for the Paralympic Winter Games in just over a month’s time, Britain’s wheelchair curlers are gearing up for a competition much closer to home.

5 hours ago Before flying across the world for the Paralympic Winter Games in just over a month’s time, Britain’s wheelchair curlers are gearing up for a competition much closer to home.The British Open in Hamilton gets underway on Sunday at the
 
   
Jr. Thrashers claim gold medal at invitational
 
 Woolwich Observer     2018-02-01 kl. 17:38     647 words
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The Woolwich Thrashers were the junior development division champions at the London Blizzard Sledge Hockey Tournament last weekend. Front: goaltender Daniel Peters.

The internationally renowned tournament attracted clubs from as far away as Edmonton and included the Swedish Paralympic team among the many contenders.
 
   
Check Out These 3 Under-the-Radar Spots That Are Making Chicago a Better Place for All
 
 Make It Better     2018-02-01 kl. 17:34     1071 words
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Looking to find some hidden inspiration in the city of Chicago?

7 Ways to Donate Your Time or Resources to Nonprofits in Chicago This Month 14 Chicago Area Athletes to Watch in the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Join Our Better Giving Circle to Support Your Favorite Nonprofit and Enjoy an Exclusive
 
   
Niceville artist paints Olympic goalie masks
 
 Northwest Florida Daily News     2018-02-01 kl. 17:19     583 words
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om NICEVILLE — The U.S. hockey team goaltenders will be sporting the artwork of one of Niceville's own during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Olympic logo. In addition to the Winter Olympics, Livery also is painting goalie masks for the Paralympic Games' U.S. sled hockey team.... They're amazing." Livery said now that his artwork will be displayed on the Olympic and Paralympic players,...
 
   
Statement: Tokyo 2020 Annual Review
 
 British Judo Association     2018-02-01 kl. 17:15     342 words
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Following the Tokyo 2020 Annual Review, British Judo have received a reduction of £70,000 in funding across the British Judo World-Class Performance Programme (WCPP).

year and we feel that is a positive reflection on the strength of the athletes we currently have on the Paralympic Programme. “We’re looking forward to the start of qualification for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games later this year.”
 
   
Minister Duncan to Cheer on Team Canada at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
 
 Canada NewsWire     2018-02-01 kl. 17:12     405 words
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The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will visit South Korea next month GATINEAU, QC, Feb.

Support for the sport system involves many partners, including the Government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees, national sport organizations, national multisport services

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'O Canada': Bill passed to make anthem gender neutral
 
 USA TODAY     2018-02-01 kl. 17:03     494 words
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The Canadian Senate voted to pass a bill to make the English version of the national anthem, O Canada, gender neutral. The bill will see the phrase "in all thy sons command" replaced by "in all of us command.

Chantal Petitclerc, a former Paralympian who won 14 wheelchair racing gold medals, spoke of what the change would mean for athletes taking part in the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February and March.

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