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  1. Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Putin opens Winter Paralympics as Ukraine make symbolic statement

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 03:05pm by AFP

    ... of Sochi on Friday and was immediately confronted by an emotional Ukrainian protest on a politically charged night. As athletes from 45 countries took part in the opening ceremony, only one ... said he had to persuade a teenage athlete against expressing her anger at Russia. Ukraine had also decided that they would not boycott the Games which run until March 16. Some Western ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PARALYMPICS

    Cartoonist Zunzi pays homage to HK's Paralympians

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Cartoonist pays athletes homage with light touch Cartoonist "Zunzi" Wong Kei-kwan gave his lampooned political heavyweights a rest to pen portraits as a parting gift for the 28 Hong Kong athletes heading for the Paralympics in London. "I rarely draw positive cartoons. So usually if your face appears in a cartoon, it's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PARALYMPICS

    Mentally impaired teen aims for pool glory

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Swimmer with mild intellectual impairment is among 28 HK athletes competing in Paralympics Teenager flexes muscles in quest for pool glory For one ... who has a mild mental impairment, will be among 28 athletes competing in seven sports at the London Paralympic Games, which begin on Wednesday and run until September 9. The teenager ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius dethroned, Brazil triumphs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 09:13am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Channel 4 television. “The guys’ legs are unbelievably long. Not taking away from Alan’s performance, he’s a great athlete. “But these guys are a lot taller and you can’t compete with the stride length. “You saw how far he [Oliveira] came back. We aren’t racing a fair race. I gave it my best. “The IPC have their regulations. The regulations allow that athletes can make themselves ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Oscar Pistorius wants to train again for Moscow world championships

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 10:53am by Associated Press in Johannesburg

    ... Associated Press in Johannesburg Oscar Pistorius wants to train again and recently went back to visit his regular track in South Africa’s capital, the double-amputee athlete’s agent said ... most famous disabled athlete only when Pistorius indicated that he was ready, he said. The agent had not been in contact with any meet organisers yet. “There are sensitivity issues, ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    ‘Inspirational’ Paralympics to open in London

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 06:48pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Queen Elizabeth II will officially open the Games. A record 4,200 athletes are taking part in the Paralympics across 20 sports, with the event expected to sell out for the first time and win its ... Organisers believe much of the interest has come after a successful Olympics for British athletes, which saw the host nation finish third in the overall medal table behind the United States ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Discus thrower stripped of gold for second time

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 03:32pm by Reuters in London

    ... Therefore, we have to go with the rule book, and so today the Chinese athlete will take the gold medal and the Ukrainian the silver medal.” The medals were originally to be handed out on Friday, ... event, incorrect medals were awarded following the use of inaccurate results data. We sincerely apologise to the athletes affected. “The inaccurate data also affected the men’s shot put F42/44, ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    London ready to stage biggest, best, most integrated Paralympics yet

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse London prepares to welcome the world again, but this time it will be athletes with disabilities who will be the focus of attention Global spotlight falls on 'Superhumans' The world's top athletes with a disability, including "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, converge on London this week for what organisers say will be the biggest and most ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Pistorius returns to defend 100m gold

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 02:41pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... competitors had an unfair advantage. The 25-year-old star, the most high-profile athlete at the London Games after he became the first double-amputee to compete at the Olympics last month, is out ... the fairness of athletic prostheses. Pistorius himself had to fight to convince the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which governs non-disabled races, that his J-shaped ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Opening ceremony looks to the skies

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 11:11am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II declared the Games open after a joyous athletes’ parade that saw competitors from a record 165 nations take their bow. The show began with a spectacular flypast ... Afghanistan, the athletes’ paraded to a soundtrack mixed by three local disc jockeys. Each country’s name was written atop an umbrella in the London Underground font. Every nation was given a warm ...




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