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  1. Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Putin opens Winter Paralympics as Ukraine make symbolic statement

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

    ... said Vovchinsky. The Paralympics in Russia are a major symbolic step for a country that for decades stigmatised people with disabilities. “A new history of Russia is beginning, a history ... as a discipline. Soviet Russia did not participate in the Paralympic movement until the 1988 Games in Seoul, at the onset of perestroika, and people with disabilities often remained invisible in society, ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    ‘Inspirational’ Paralympics to open in London

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

    ... – the hospital that is the spiritual home of disabled sport – on Tuesday evening and carried 148 kilometres southeast by 116 teams of five people. Cheers and prayers met the flame as it arrived ... will be “groundbreaking in its inclusivity and innovative staging”, showcasing deaf and disabled artists. It has been created by artistic directors Jenny Sealey and Bradley Hemmings, both of whom have a long ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Lights go out on ‘greatest ever games’

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 10:34am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... in attitudes towards disability. Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay-Z headlined a three-hour festival of song and dance in front of 80,000 spectators at the Olympic Stadium, with flame-throwers, fantastical ... spirit,” he told the crowd. “In this country we will never think of sport the same way and we will never think of disability the same way. The Paralympians have lifted the cloud of limitation.” ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Paralympics ceremony leaves Rio much to live up to

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 01:01am by Associated Press

    ... and shattered stereotypes about the disabled. “In this country, we will never think of sport the same way and we will never think of disability the same way,” said Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London ... as volleys of fireworks rocketed above. “It’s been an absolute triumph from start to finish,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose disabled son Ivan  died in 2009. “I think back to Ivan. ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Polio runner Mudassar Baig poised to inspire Pakistanis at London Paralympics

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by corruption, Taliban violence and lost sporting glory. "It's a dream come true for me and I want to be a role model- not only for disabled people in my country but also for the able-bodied ... the success of Pakistan's first paralympian, long jumper Haidar Ali, who won silver in Beijing in 2008. "I always wanted to run like the other boys, but my disability hindered that. I made ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PARALYMPICS

    Cartoonist Zunzi pays homage to HK's Paralympians

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

    ... are disabled, they still demonstrate the same resilience as able-bodied ones. "I was a bit worried at first because some people don't like to be caricatured, but I could tell the athletes have ... disabled pupils. He was moved upon learning pupils from the Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired created art by feeling texture, which inspired him to create the gift. "It ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PARALYMPICS

    Mentally impaired teen aims for pool glory

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

    ... Intellectually impaired athletes compete separately from the physically disabled in the Paralympic Games. But no competition was held for the intellectually impaired in the 2004 Athens Games after ... of Hong Kong's youngest Paralympian at London with 15-year-old Natasha Tse Pui-ting, who will compete in equestrian dressage for the physically disabled. Another first-time Paralympian ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Storey claims her eighth gold but China in control in medals table

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a non-disabled title. Storey, a five-time Paralympic swimming gold medallist who switched sports for the Beijing Games in 2008, caught Poland's Anna Harkowska with just under half of the 12-lap race ...

  10. 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

    ... 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, ...




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