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Elvira Öberg åker "mini-OS" i Norrbotten
 
 Piteå-Tidningen     2018-03-03 kl. 14:07     311 words
 
Barents Winter Games i Luleå 16-18 mars blir ett OS i miniformat. Drygt 1000 idrottare kommer att tävla mot varandra i 15 olika idrotter. Juniorvärldsmästaren Elvira Öberg från Piteå är en av dem.

Grenar: Alpint, Badminton, basket, skidskytte, konståkning, innebandy, futsal, gymnastik, ishockey, längdåkning (även parasport), skidorientering, simning (även parasport), volleboll, brottning, mattcurling (papasport).
 
   
Anna, 42: "Att jag bara hade ett ben stoppade inte mig"
 
 Expressen     2018-03-03 kl. 12:05     1497 words
 
När Anna var 11 år blev hon och hennes ponny påkörda av en bil. Ponnyn avled...

När Anna var 11 år blev hon och hennes ponny påkörda av en bil. Ponnyn avled...
 
   
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After 80 years, Toyota appoints first female Board member
 
 Financial Express     2018-03-04 kl. 08:27     547 words
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Toyota Motor Corp was found in 1937 and while there are many success stories and currently has over 3.64 lakh employees worldwide. Surprisingly, it has taken the company about 80 years to appoint a woman to the list of its Board of Directors.

Sir Philip Craven, the former president of the International Paralympic Committee will also join Toyota's Board of Directors along with Teiko Kudo.
 
   
Sending envoys to NK could be important step: experts
 
 Korea Herald     2018-03-04 kl. 07:57     763 words
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With South Korean President Moon Jae-in planning to send two special envoys to North Korea on Monday, his picks for the envoys show Moon’s determination to broker direct talks between Pyongyang and Washington, experts said.

Seoul’s efforts to broker talks between the two countries could be seriously challenged when South Korea-US drills resume after the PyeongChang Paralympics end on March 18.
 
   
South Korea sending envoys to North Korea as Trump suggests U.S. willing to talk
 
 Reuters Canada     2018-03-04 kl. 07:47     470 words
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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has picked two senior security officials as special envoys to North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, as upcoming joint military drills by U.S.

Korea. South Korea and the United States will start in early April a joint military exercise postponed until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, a South Korean presidential security adviser said according to Yonhap.

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Challenge Athletes of WV helps those with wide range of disabilities take to the slopes
 
 Herald Dispatch     2018-03-04 kl. 07:30     2668 words
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DAVIS, W.Va. - Starting Thursday, March 8, NBC Olympics will present unprecedented coverage of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

DAVIS, W.Va. - Starting Thursday, March 8, NBC Olympics will present unprecedented coverage of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.Through Sunday, March 18, there will be 94 hours of TV coverage (double the coverage of Sochi 2014) and more...
 
   
Does it pay to be an Olympian?
 
 Shreveport Times     2018-03-04 kl. 06:36     673 words
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Your Money Tommy WilliamsUSA TODAY NETWORK Tommy Williamsyour money Tommy Williams (Photo: Submitted) U.S. Treasuries are offering a lesson in supply and demand. Last week, the U.S. Treasury auctioned $258 billion in bonds.

Not every American Olympian and Paralympian is a household name.... There is a lot to admire about Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
 
   
A grand wedding in the making
 
 Jamaica Observer     2018-03-04 kl. 06:16     1612 words
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I am looking forward to my invitation to Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's wedding on May 19.

The Invictus Games is an international paralympic-style meet created by the Prince himself, and is a multi-sport event organised for wounded and sick armed services personnel.
 
   
Iron Coffin: Inside North Korea’s infiltration submarine
 
 Asia Times Online     2018-03-04 kl. 06:08     1602 words
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It is an incongruous sight. Balanced on a stand on the rocky shoreline of northeastern South Korea perches a small submarine, just 100 meters from one of the many, many concrete bunkers that stand sentry over this strategic stretch of surf-smashed coast.

A security alert was issued at 05:00 on the morning of the 18 th for the whole of Gangwon Province, the area where the Winter Olympics and Paralympics are currently underway....them.  They must be self-reliant – they cannot call for reinforcements or extraction.” With US war planners reportedly mulling limited strikes against North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs after the Paralympics...
 
   
News Navigator: When will we see true self-driving cars on our roads?
 
 Mainichi Daily News     2018-03-04 kl. 05:45     478 words
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The Mainichi Shimbun answers some common questions readers may have about the development of artificial intelligence for self-driving cars as the technology becomes a key point in the auto industry.

A: Toyota Motor Corp. plans to run an electric self-driving bus around the venues for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

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Paralympic torch relay begins in Gangwon-do Province
 
 Arirang     2018-03-04 kl. 04:43     142 words
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The torch relay for the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang began Sunday morning. The torch is expected to arrive in the host city by Friday when the Games begin.

Paralympic torch relay begins in Gangwon-do Province.... The torch relay for the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang began Sunday morning.
 
   
South Korea names envoys in bid to arrange U.S.-North Korea talks
 
 Yahoo! Singapore     2018-03-04 kl. 04:28     474 words
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech in Seoul, South Korea, March 1, 2018.

South Korea and the United States will start in early April a joint military exercise postponed until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, a South Korean presidential security adviser said according to Yonhap.

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In lead up to 2018 Winter Paralympics, blind skier aims to represent Team USA at 2022 Paralympics
 
 Summit Daily News     2018-03-04 kl. 04:18     1057 words
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A southern Maryland-based mechanical engineer for the U.S. Navy, Don Balcom knows he can be a bit over analytical. "I am an engineer," Balcom said at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Thursday morning. "I overthink everything.

In lead up to 2018 Winter Paralympics, blind skier aims to represent Team USA at 2022 Paralympics.... Not only that, but mere days before the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Games are scheduled to begin on March 9, the intermediate skier Balcom has the...
 
   
Five years since Reeva Steenkamp was murdered by Oscar Pistorius her sister calls for the shamed Paralympian to never be freed
 
 ZoBo.co.za     2018-03-04 kl. 04:14     43 words
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This year Reeva’s mother June, 71, and father Barry, 74, a retired horse trainer, marked the anniversary by going to nearby Summerstrand beach in Port Elizabeth, which their daughter loved. “They threw rose petals on the waters where Reeva used to swim ...

Five years since Reeva Steenkamp was murdered by Oscar Pistorius her sister calls for the shamed Paralympian to never be freed.
 
   
Lower-than-expected pay for top two at Paris 2024
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2018-03-04 kl. 03:35     399 words
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Paris 2024 has agreed lower-than-expected salaries for its two top officials, Tony Estanguet, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and former canoeing champion who is the Organising Committee’s President, and Etienne Thobois, his number two.

Etienne Thobois, director general of Paris 2024, will be paid €260,000 a year but could receive more in bonuses to be paid at the end of the six-and-a-half years preparation for the Olympic and Paralympic Games © A further 10 per cent a year
 
   
Canada’s Alexis Lepage Puts Silver Lining Around Triathlon Opener in Florida
 
 Triathlon Canada     2018-03-04 kl. 03:09     748 words
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CLERMONT, Fla.— Canada’s Alexis Lepage had a nearly perfect start to his 2018 season, winning the silver medal at the CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup development race in Clermont, Florida on Saturday. The 23-year-old from Gatineau, Que.

With the support of its valued corporate partners – 94 FORWARD, 2XU Canada, Training Peaks, Garneau, Zizu Optics and Zone3– along with the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Own the Podium,
 
   
Para-swimming: Singapore third in freestyle relay at world meet
 
 Straits Times     2018-03-04 kl. 03:09     294 words
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SINGAPORE - Team Singapore's para-swimmers finished third in the 4x100m freestyle mixed relay at the Copenhagen 2018 World Para Swimming World Series on Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Singapore time).

Also, 2016 Paralympic Games S2 50m and 100m backstroke champion Yip Pin Xiu clocked 2:17.08and finished sixth in the 100m freestyle women's final on Saturday.
 
   
Disability is no barrier for Mere
 
 Fiji Times     2018-03-04 kl. 02:51     715 words
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PARALYMPIC and table tennis player Mere Rodan is changing the way people perceive disabilities in Fiji.

PARALYMPIC and table tennis player Mere Rodan is changing the way people perceive disabilities in Fiji.Mrs Rodan believes in tackling challenges head on in life without letting disability barriers rob her of her happiness in achieving her goals in
 
   
North Korea slams US for attaching preconditions for talks
 
 Kentucky Lake Times     2018-03-04 kl. 02:36     433 words
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In the decades-long history of North-US talks, " there had been no case at all where we sat with the US on any precondition, and this will be the case in future, too ", the spokesperson was quoted as saying by the North's KCNA news agency.

are also expected to affirm the resumption of US joint military drills with South Korea which the two countries plan to suspend until the Winter Paralympics end on March 18, even though North Korea opposes the drills and denounces them as
 
   
Times Group nominated
 
 Times.mw     2018-03-04 kl. 02:18     373 words
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Be Forward Wanderers’ Coach, Yasin Osman, and Times Group are among the final nominees for different categories of the inaugural 2017 Malawi Sports Awards slated for March 9 in Lilongwe.

James Chiutsi, Malawi Paralympic Committee (MPC) Chairperson, was also nominated as sports administrators of the year.
 
   
[Herald Interview] How embassy staffer became face of Finland in Korea
 
 Korea Herald     2018-03-04 kl. 02:09     796 words
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It’s pretty unusual for a staff member of a Nordic embassy to be a household name in Korea, but Petri Kalliola, a project coordinator at the Embassy of Finland, has made his mark in an unusual way.

They don’t know much about Korea, so they didn’t know what to expect.” Petri is to return to Gangwon Province to work for the Paralympics.

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Iditarod kicks off with ceremonial start
 
 Washington Post     2018-03-04 kl. 02:03     51 words
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Tokyo unveils mascots for 2020 Olympics and Paralympics 1:34 Nats fans audition to sing 'Star-Spangled Banner.

Tokyo unveils mascots for 2020 Olympics and Paralympics 1:34 Nats fans audition to sing 'Star-Spangled Banner.'
 
   
S. Korea to hold hallyu festival to boost Paralympics
 
 Korea Herald     2018-03-04 kl. 01:53     252 words
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South Korea will hold a cultural festival with "hallyu," or Korean Wave, stars for domestic and foreign tourists as part of its efforts to promote the

S. Korea to hold hallyu festival to boost Paralympics.... South Korea will hold a cultural festival with "hallyu," or Korean Wave, stars for domestic and foreign tourists as part of its efforts to promote the. ...PyeongChang Paralympics, which are set to...

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Sean Halsted wishes for changes to benefit Paralympians
 
 Spokesman-Review.com     2018-03-04 kl. 01:51     755 words
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All Sean Halsted wants is competition, which might go without saying for a three-time Paralympian. But Halsted, 47, has increasingly found himself in a tough spot. And not because he’s paralyzed from the waist down.

Sean Halsted wishes for changes to benefit Paralympians.... All Sean Halsted wants is competition, which might go without saying for a three-time Paralympian.... And not because he’s paralyzed from the waist down.Instead, it’s because Halsted has found that in the world of Paralympic...
 
   
Spokane woman heading to South Korea as paralympic assistant
 
 Spokesman-Review.com     2018-03-04 kl. 01:51     332 words
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Paralympic skier Sean Halsted won’t be the only Spokane area resident at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics. Jamie Redman will also be there. But not as an athlete.

Spokane woman heading to South Korea as paralympic assistant.... Paralympic skier Sean Halsted won’t be the only Spokane area resident at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics....of her training. Since arriving in South Korea on Tuesday, Redman said she’s been busy preparing the village for the incoming Paralympic...
 
   
Flame for Winter Paralympics lit in 5 S. Korean cities
 
 Yahoo! India     2018-03-04 kl. 01:31     453 words
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Seoul, March 2 (IANS) Lighting ceremonies for the Paralympic flame were held in five local cities on Friday as South Korea began its eight-day torch relay for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province.

Flame for Winter Paralympics lit in 5 S.... Korean cities. Seoul, March 2 (IANS) Lighting ceremonies for the Paralympic flame were held in five local cities on Friday as South Korea began its eight-day torch relay for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in...
 
   
S. Korea to hold hallyu festival to boost Paralympics
 
 Enews.Shafaqna.com     2018-03-04 kl. 01:29     16 words
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SEOUL, March 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will hold a cultural festival with hallyu, or Korean

S. Korea to hold hallyu festival to boost Paralympics.
 
   
News18.com Daybreak | Centre Clears Fugitive Offenders Bill, Karti Sent to CBI Custody and Other Stories You May Have Missed
 
 Yahoo! India     2018-03-04 kl. 01:23     552 words
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In its attempt to clamp down on fugitives like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya, the Union Cabinet has approved the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill that will enable it to confiscate the assets of such fraudsters.

The Paralympic Committee of India has suspended him for three years.
 
   
Cross-section of opinions at latest Olympics bid listening session
 
 Denver Post     2018-03-04 kl. 01:11     646 words
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One repeated phrase described Saturday’s meeting featuring statewide community members deliberating on what Coloradans like and worry about when it comes to bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Winter games to the state: “a mixed bag.

One repeated phrase described Saturday’s meeting featuring statewide community members deliberating on what Coloradans like and worry about when it comes to bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Winter games to the state: “a mixed bag.” The

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Signs That Read 'Mentally Ill Not Allowed' Were Displayed at Winter Olympic Events
 
 Complex     2018-03-04 kl. 00:22     241 words
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Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in  Pyeongchang, South Korea are being chastised for displaying signs that barred people with mental illness from attending certain events.

Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in  Pyeongchang, South Korea are being chastised for displaying signs that barred people with mental illness from attending certain events.The Paralympics are gearing up to open on Friday, prompting one MP to
 
   
Team USA Slopestyle Skier Alex Hall Wins First World Cup – In Switzerland, Where He Grew Up
 
 US Olympic Team     2018-03-04 kl. 00:10     326 words
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, 5:31 p.m. (ET) Alex Hall answers questions at a press conference during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 11, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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News from around the World- EME News (Mar 2, 2018)
 
 American Track and Field     2018-03-03 kl. 23:17     2217 words
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EME NEWS (MAR 2, 2018)   WORLD INDOORS DAY 2   QUOTE OF THE DAY Murielle Ahoure after winning the 60 m: "This last year has been so difficult with my father (who has died of cancer). I knew he was watching from up there.

TOKYO (JPN): Tokyo 2020 has unveiled the mascots for the next Olympics and Paralympics.
 
   
Beach Volleyball Team Of Brooke Sweat And Summer Ross Kick Off 2018 Campaign With Bronze Medal
 
 US Olympic Team     2018-03-03 kl. 23:12     309 words
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, 4:48 p.m. (ET) Brooke Sweat (R) and Summer Ross celebrate at the Fort Lauderdale Major on March 2, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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Team USA Gymnasts Morgan Hurd, Yul Moldauer Triumph At American Cup
 
 US Olympic Team     2018-03-03 kl. 23:12     480 words
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, 4:21 p.m. (ET) Yul Moldauer (L) and Morgan Hurd pose with their American Cup trophies on March 3, 2018 in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The magic continues for Morgan Hurd.

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Eight flames unified into one to mark start of Paralympic Torch Relay for Pyeongchang 2018
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2018-03-03 kl. 23:12     284 words
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The Torch Relay for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang started in South Korea today following a special lighting ceremony in Stoke Mandeville last night.  Pyeongchang 2018 held a Torch Lighting Ceremony at 7pm in the Olympic Park in Seoul.

Eight flames unified into one to mark start of Paralympic Torch Relay for Pyeongchang 2018.... The Torch Relay for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang started in South Korea today following a special lighting ceremony in Stoke Mandeville last...

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Dacula’s McClain Hermes honored for her volunteer work
 
 Gwinnett Daily Post     2018-03-03 kl. 22:16     667 words
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Seventeen-year-old McClain Hermes is known for her swimming prowess, having represented Team USA in the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio de Janiero.

Seventeen-year-old McClain Hermes is known for her swimming prowess, having represented Team USA in the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio de Janiero.But the Gwinnett Online Campus student has also been busy spending her time helping others through
 
   
Fresh Off Olympic Debut, Maame Biney Becomes Team USA’s First Women’s Junior World Champion Ever
 
 US Olympic Team     2018-03-03 kl. 22:14     448 words
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, 3:19 p.m. (ET) Maame Biney poses for a portrait on the "TODAY" Show set on Feb. 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Less than a month after making her Olympic debut, 18-year-old Maame Biney is now a world champion.

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Moguls Skier Keaton McCargo Finishes Third In Japan For Second Career World Cup Podium
 
 US Olympic Team     2018-03-03 kl. 22:14     290 words
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, 3:51 p.m. (ET) Keaton McCargo attends the moguls press conference ahead of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Fe.b 5, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. Rather than heading home after making her Olympic debut in PyeongChang, U.S.

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Kyu Hue Paralympian Prasanta Karmakar 3 year Ke liye Ban ?
 
 SwimSwam     2018-03-03 kl. 22:12     491 words
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By on SwimSwam Paralympic Committee Of India  (P.C.

Kyu Hue Paralympian Prasanta Karmakar 3 year Ke liye Ban ?By on SwimSwam Paralympic Committee Of India  (P.C.I) Ne Arjun Award Champion Para Swimmer Aur Coach Prasanta Karmakar Ko Last Year Hui 16 th National Para Swimming Championship Ke Dauran
 
   
Photos: Scenes from the Madison Curling Club
 
 Capital Times     2018-03-03 kl. 21:51     304 words
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Road in McFarland. On Thursday, a group of seniors met for an afternoon of curling, a few weeks before their season ends.

Olympians Hamilton, his sister Becca Hamilton , Nina Roth, Kirk Black and Justin Marshall are all members of the Madison Curling Club, and represented the USA in curling during the 2018 Olympics and Paralympic games.
 
   
International Paralympic Committee and Olympic Channel join forces to cover Pyeongchang 2018
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2018-03-03 kl. 21:43     296 words
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Action from the Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, due to start next Friday (March 9), will be streamed live on Paralympic.org using an Olympic Channel player, it has been announced.

International Paralympic Committee and Olympic Channel join forces to cover Pyeongchang 2018.... Action from the Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, due to start next Friday (March 9), will be streamed live on Paralympic.org using an Olympic Channel...
 
   
No funding for para athletes
 
 Deccan Chronicle     2018-03-03 kl. 21:38     541 words
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In a country where cricket takes precedence over other sports, one often hears athletes and other sports persons lamenting about the lack of funding. Worse still, para athletes are not paid any attention by the authorities.

Sanjeev, who is a winner at the World Paralympic Games and ranks 7th in the world, says, “My wheelchair is a very old one and for my swift moves across the court, I need a better wheelchair that’s lighter.” My wheelchair weighs 15 kg.
 
   
Mind Institute marks first anniversary
 
 Gulf Times     2018-03-03 kl. 21:18     405 words
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Mind Institute, a multidisciplinary special needs centre in Qatar, has treated more than 250 children with special needs since its inception in January 2017. Manal Hassiba, director, Mind Institute.

Well-known public figure Ghanim al-Muftah, a budding entrepreneur, aspirational Paralympian and a social media success, and Qatari artist Mohamed al-Baker were special guests on the occasion.
 
   
North Korea warns of ‘dark clouds of WAR’ if USA carry out post-Olympics drills with South
 
 BuzzNews.co.uk     2018-03-03 kl. 21:07     658 words
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North Korea has stated there will probably be 'darkish clouds of warfare' The secretive state unleashed its fury in opposition to Mr Trump and accused the USA of aiming to "irritate the placement at the Korean peninsula at any value".

The caution comes after Seoul and Washington stated they’ll pass forward with already postponed common joint army workout after the Iciness Olympics and Paralympics being hosted in South Korea, which ends up on March 18.
 
   
Gender Benders: A few of India’s first women achievers
 
 Hindustan Times     2018-03-03 kl. 18:13     3668 words
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“... She was not a loud feminist, she established herself as a woman writer in the male-dominated world of literature” Main chup, shant aur adol khadi thi. Sirf paas behte samundra mein toofan tha, Phir samundra ko khuda jaane, Kya khyaal aaya?

Deepa Malik won a silver medallist in shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympics.

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Redgrave Wants Funding to Reflect Active Participation in Winter Sports; WINTER SPORTS
 
 HighBeam Research     2018-03-03 kl. 17:52     145 words
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SIR Steve Redgrave wants the Winter Olympic sports that can be practised on home soil to receive a greater allocation of funding.

UK Sport, the funding partner of Olympic and Paralympic sport, provided over PS28million in backing over the four-year circle, with the disciplines of skeleton, curling, ski and snowboard, and bobsleigh each receiving PS5million or more.
 
   
Iran female skier flag-bearer at 2018 Winter Paralympics
 
 Enews.Shafaqna.com     2018-03-03 kl. 17:34     17 words
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Zanjan, March 3, IRNA – Iranian disabled female skier Elahe Gholi Falah has been appointed as

Iran female skier flag-bearer at 2018 Winter Paralympics.

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The United States Is Driving a Wedge Between the Two Koreas
 
 Truthout     2018-03-03 kl. 17:13     2224 words
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The North Korea and South Korea Olympic teams enter together under the Korean Unification Flag during the Parade of Athletes during the Opening

These have been suspended because of the current Olympics and Paralympics that will follow.
 
   
Paralympian and Gold Medalist Evan Strong Reveals Why He Can’t Live Without Snowboarding
 
 Parade.com     2018-03-03 kl. 16:53     1450 words
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Evan Strong (right) fuels up with coach Daniel Gale. (Courtesy Folgers) Evan Strong knows a thing or two about heartbreak.

Paralympian and Gold Medalist Evan Strong Reveals Why He Can’t Live Without Snowboarding.... He then became active in the campaign to promote adaptive snowboarding as a Paralympic sport and when it became an official part of the Games, he won the first...
 
   
Teen Boxer Drops Shorts After Fight To Reveal Extraordinary Secret
 
 UNILAD     2018-03-03 kl. 16:48     626 words
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FIGHTNIGHT LIVE When boxer Micheal Valentin defeated Demetrius Wilson by unanimous decision the crowds at the Twin River Event Center were enthralled, but the youngster’s next move was even more impressive than his athleticism in the ring.

Wanting to prove she is more than her disability with the help of her trainer Matthew Furnell, Kate created a new way to box, and has her eyes set firmly on the Paralympics.
 
   
Wheelchair fencing development scheme launched in Costa Rica
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2018-03-03 kl. 15:42     223 words
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A wheelchair fencing development academy has been launched in Costa Rica in a bid to increase the amount of participants in the sport in the country.

A wheelchair fencing development academy has been launched in Costa Rica in a bid to increase the amount of participants in the sport in the country.The programme, initiated by the Costa Rican Fencing Federation (FGC) and the National Paralympic
 
   
Torch relay starts for PyeongChang Paralympics
 
 Enews.Shafaqna.com     2018-03-03 kl. 14:34     16 words
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SEOUL, March 3 (Yonhap) -- The torch relay for the March 9-18 PyeongChang Paralympic Games

Torch relay starts for PyeongChang Paralympics.... The torch relay for the March 9-18 PyeongChang Paralympic Games. ...kicked.
 
   
Big names headline final night at Commonwealth Games Swim Trials
 
 Australian Swimming     2018-03-03 kl. 14:32     355 words
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Swimming’s biggest names will bring down the curtain on the Hancock Prospecting Swimming Trials tonight before the Australian Dolphins Swim Team is announced for next month’s 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

With Paralympic stars  Ellie Cole, Madeleine Scott and Lakeisha Patterson (100m backstroke) and Jesse Aungles and Blake Cochrane (200m IM) the ones to watch in the Para Sport events. .
 
   
Turnbull decision to help out Charles and Camilla after 'gruelling' first-class flight is ridiculous
 
 Melbourne Age     2018-03-03 kl. 14:03     831 words
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If it is good enough for royals to fly a commercial airline that far, why not come the whole way, instead of all the hideously expensive palaver of sending an RAAF jet to get them? What can be the explanation for such nonsense?

Peter Higgens was sitting there at the time and he called me up a couple of days later and he's like 'Listen, you're legless, you're female - do you want to snowboard?'” Paralympian athlete Joany Badenhorst on how she started in her sport.

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Are your 50p pieces REALLY worth a mint?
 
 Derby Telegraph     2018-03-03 kl. 13:52     866 words
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That 50p piece in your pocket you were planning to spend on a bag of cheap crisps could be worth enough for a meal out in a fancy restaurant. Or, if you're very lucky, a city break.

In 2012, the Royal Mint released 29 commemorative 50p coins representing the sports of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.... Roderick Enriquez, a graphic designer from London, chose to design the wrestling 50p coin because it's such a well respected, historical sport, and of course, played a significant part in the Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
?Australian 99-year-old smashes age world record in pool
 
 Vietnam Breaking News     2018-03-03 kl. 13:23     803 words
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by Leave a Comment Australia’s George Corones, who celebrates his 100th birthday next month, has broken what is claimed to be the 50-metres long-course freestyle world record for his age group.

Meanwhile, his two direct competitors for the title – reigning world champion Adesokan Yakubu (Nigeria) and 2016 Paralympic runner-up Omar Qarada (Jordan) – only managed to lift 175kg and 172kg, respectively.... The Vietnamese star registered for a weight of 181kg – his Paralympic...

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His path has taken a curl
 
 Journal Inquirer     2018-03-03 kl. 13:21     896 words
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NORFOLK — Steve Emt was rolling himself up a hill to a pie shop in Falmouth, Massachusetts, when the coach of a wheelchair curling team noticed the former UConn basketball player. The shop’s name was Pie in the Sky.

The shop’s name was Pie in the Sky.An interesting coincidence, Emt thought, when Tony Colacchio approached him and suggested that within a year he could turn the Hebron native into a Paralympic athlete in a sport he’d never heard of.
 
   
The snow show ain't over yet in PyeongChang
 
 Brisbane Times     2018-03-03 kl. 13:01     17 words
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Over nine days of competition PyeongChang will host the Winter Paralympics, featuring events across six Para sports.

Over nine days of competition PyeongChang will host the Winter Paralympics, featuring events across six Para sports.
 
   
The snow show ain't over yet in PyeongChang
 
 Melbourne Age     2018-03-03 kl. 13:01     1338 words
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The International Paralympic Committee continue to take a hard-line approach with tainted Russian athletes and have chosen not to lift a ban on the country imposed in the lead-up to the Summer Paralympics in Brazil two years ago.

The International Paralympic Committee continue to take a hard-line approach with tainted Russian athletes and have chosen not to lift a ban on the country imposed in the lead-up to the Summer Paralympics in Brazil two years ago.‘‘What was

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No anti-piggybacking law for Games
 
 The Japan News     2018-03-03 kl. 12:59     483 words
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The Yomiuri Shimbun The government and a bipartisan parliamentary group for sports promotion have decided not to establish special legislation to control the use of emblems and mascots of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, it has been learned.

The Yomiuri Shimbun The government and a bipartisan parliamentary group for sports promotion have decided not to establish special legislation to control the use of emblems and mascots of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, it has been
 
   
Japanese Paralympians arrive in South Korea
 
 The Japan News     2018-03-03 kl. 12:59     187 words
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The Yomiuri Shimbun Members of Japan’s Paralympic team arrived in South Korea on Saturday to participate in the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games that will open on Friday.

Japanese Paralympians arrive in South Korea.... The Yomiuri Shimbun Members of Japan’s Paralympic team arrived in South Korea on Saturday to participate in the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games that will open on Friday.Sixteen para ice hockey players as...
 
   
PyeongChang 2018: Spotlight on cross-country skiing
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2018-03-03 kl. 12:55     282 words
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Alpensia Biathlon Centre to stage competitions between 11 and 18 March Cross-country skiing will be one of six sports to be contested at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games , with a total of 114 medals up for grabs.

Alpensia Biathlon Centre to stage competitions between 11 and 18 March Cross-country skiing will be one of six sports to be contested at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games , with a total of 114 medals up for grabs.Sprint, middle and long
 
   
Paralympic gold medallists lead elections for BPA Athletes' Commission
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2018-03-03 kl. 12:00     281 words
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Paralympic gold medallists Grace Clough and Lora Fachie are among five new representatives elected to the British Paralympic Association (BPA) Athletes' Commission, it has been announced. Both Clough and Fachie won gold medals at Rio 2016.

Paralympic gold medallists lead elections for BPA Athletes' Commission.... Paralympic gold medallists Grace Clough and Lora Fachie are among five new representatives elected to the British Paralympic Association (BPA) Athletes' Commission, it has been...
 
   
A celebration of achievements and camaraderie
 
 Active SG     2018-03-03 kl. 11:46     815 words
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By Nicolette Mok Hosted by President Halimah Yacob, the Istana dinner reception for TeamSG’s 2017 major Games contingent took place on Wednesday evening – a large-scale event that was also graced by dignitaries.

Baey Yam Keng. VIPs from SportSG, SNOC, Singapore National Paralympic Council, Special Olympics Singapore and various National Sports Associations were also in attendance.
 
   
Para swimmer Karmakar suspended for various offences: PCI
 
 Yahoo! India     2018-03-03 kl. 11:09     385 words
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New Delhi [India], March 1 (ANI): Confirming the suspension of para swimmer Prasanta Karmakar, Vice President Paralympic Committee of India (PCI),

Confirming the suspension of para swimmer Prasanta Karmakar, Vice President Paralympic Committee of India (PCI),...Gursharan Singh, today said the athlete is also facing charges of indiscipline and anti-federation activities apart from charges of

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Nothing Tragic About This Amputee, Determined To Win At SM1 This April
 
 SG Bikemart     2018-03-03 kl. 11:07     663 words
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Tragedies are very rarely preceded by a truly terrible foreshadowing of events that are about to come. No, when confronted with sudden disaster, we often focus on how unremarkable or ordinary the circumstances were in which the unthinkable happened.

With a newfound fervor Bloch pushed his limits and raised awareness on the amputee and disabled athletic community.... The Floridian has long since started ‘Traumatically Altered’, a company that sells T-shirts and aims to raise funds for disabled athletes...
 
   
PyeongChang 2018: What to watch on day 6
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2018-03-03 kl. 10:58     499 words
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Paralympic champions in women’s alpine skiing slalom will be decided Day six (15 March) of competition at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter

Paralympic champions in women’s alpine skiing slalom will be decided Day six (15 March) of competition at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter. ...Games will see medals awarded in alpine skiing , plus semi-finals in Para ice hockey and the last
 
   
Former IPC President appointed to Toyota Board of Directors
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2018-03-03 kl. 10:58     512 words
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Sir Philip Craven will take up position with IPC’s Worldwide Paralympic Partner Sir Philip Craven , the President of the International Paralympic

Sir Philip Craven will take up position with IPC’s Worldwide Paralympic Partner Sir Philip Craven , the President of the International Paralympic. ...Committee (IPC) between 2001 and 2017, has been appointed a board director of Toyota Motor

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Photo Journal: Prepared for the Paralympics
 
 Mainichi Daily News     2018-03-03 kl. 10:05     76 words
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Representatives from Japan's Winter Paralympic team pose at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics in South Korea, on March 3, 2018.

Photo Journal: Prepared for the Paralympics.... Representatives from Japan's Winter Paralympic team pose at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics in South Korea, on March 3, 2018.On this day, members of the country's Paralympic...
 
   
Paralympic Heritage Flame lit with one week to Pyeongchang 2018
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2018-03-03 kl. 10:04     346 words
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A Paralympic Heritage Flame has been lit at a ceremony in Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Movement, with a week to go until Pyeongchang 2018.

Paralympic Heritage Flame lit with one week to Pyeongchang 2018.... A Paralympic Heritage Flame has been lit at a ceremony in Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Movement, with a week to go until Pyeongchang 2018.Organisers were forced to battle...

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Building a Capacity for Resilience: Lessons Learned from Keynote Speaker Ronan Tynan February 28, 2018Ronan Tynan references the many risks he’s taken throughout his life, despite the odds against him, lending to a...
 
 PRWeb     2018-03-03 kl. 09:48     1223 words
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Ronan Tynan often incorporates inspirational song into his keynotes. "Even through adversity, project the magical power you see in people.” MEMPHIS, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 28, 2018 Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Tynan references the many risks he’s taken throughout his life, despite the odds against him, lending to a continually-strengthened resilience of the Summer Paralympics gold medalist and world record holder, physician, and classical singer who has
 
   
BC Hockey opens regional centre in Prince George
 
 Prince George Citizen     2018-03-03 kl. 09:46     779 words
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Until BC Hockey decided to expand its organizational boundaries into the northern half of the province, minor hockey associations have pretty much been left up to their own devices when it comes to operating their programs.

Derek Whitson of Medicine Hat, Alta., who helped Canada win the bronze medal at the 2014 Paralympics...
 
   
Snow Sniper national finals
 
 Belta     2018-03-03 kl. 09:44     247 words
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| 11:00 f vk ok t g m The national biathlon competitions among children and youth Snow Sniper for the prizes of the President's Sport Club is one of the largest and most successful projects of the club.

1 March, 13:15. Belarus to field 15 athletes at 2018 Paralympics, Liudmila Vauchok chosen flag bearer.... North Korea to send athletes to Paralympics next Wednesday.
 
   
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 Belarussian Radio     2018-03-03 kl. 09:43     79 words
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:20 Paralympic athletes depart from National Airport By Pavel Kaputsky. 15 Belarusian athletes will perform in South Korea in 2 sports - skiing and biathlon. The task of the team is to improve the result of four years ago in Sochi.

? ???????????? ????????? ?????? ??????? ????? ?????????????. :20 Paralympic athletes depart from National Airport By Pavel Kaputsky.... The 12th Paralympic Winter Games will be held from 9 to 18 March.
 
   
India's wheelchair basketball team arrive in Mumbai after fighting the odds
 
 Mid Day     2018-03-03 kl. 09:05     428 words
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When the Indian men's and women's wheelchair basketball team arrived at the Mumbai airport on Thursday evening following an arduous 10-hour bus

"Our target is to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, but first we need to qualify for the 2018 Asian Para Games by doing well in Bangkok first," Pereira added.... If we are provided with the right facilities, there's no stopping us in the Paralympics...
 
   
Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete. Olympic Handbook Of Sports Medicine – Healthcare, Healthcare Services, Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, Therapeutic Area Industries
 
 PR Distribution     2018-03-03 kl. 09:04     12 words
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The Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete.

Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete.... The Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete.Olympic Handbook Of Sports Medicine.
 
   
TV Sports for Saturday, March 3, 2018
 
 Pinal Central     2018-03-03 kl. 08:54     1974 words
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SATURDAY AUTO RACING 10 a.m. (FS1) Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Practice 11 a.m. (FS1) Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying 12:30 p.m.

OLYMPICS. 4 a.m. (NBCSN) PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.... 9 p.m. (NBCSN) PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.

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