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  1. Boccia player keeps her eye of the tigress on London Paralympics

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Tsang Ling-yan is confined to a wheelchair with no control of her limbs, but her desire to compete in the Paralympics is as acute as that of any committed athlete. Ms Tsang, 24, ... that is enough to participate in boccia- a Paralympics sport similar to lawn bowls and petanque. Competitors wear a helmet fitted with a pointer with which they give an assistant the direction they want ...

  2. International legs of Paralympic relay scrapped

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson and Chris Zhang in Beijing Games organisers scrapped the international legs of the Paralympics torch relay yesterday- citing the need to focus on Sichuan earthquake-relief efforts. Stopovers in Hong Kong and in Chengdu, Chongqing, Urumqi and Tianjin have also been abandoned, along with the overseas legs in London, Sochi in Russia and Vancouver- three future Olympic ...

  3. Young Paralympics advocates sought

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch As the nation counts down to the start of the world's greatest sporting event, young people in Hong Kong are being called on to help promote the spirit of the Paralympics ... in sports. The young advocates, who may be able-bodied or disabled, will lead or participate in a range of sporting events in Hong Kong and abroad, including Hong Kong's first Paralympic School ...

  4. Tse closer to London Games dream

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Disabled rider Natasha Tse Pui-ting further improved her chances of reaching next summer's London Paralympic Games with an impressive performance ... achieving the Paralympics minimum entrance standard (MES) in the event were Timothy Tsang Tin-chi and Sophie Milner, who scored 62.54 per cent and 60.83 per cent respectively. The MES is set at 60 ...

  5. Flame ignited with Paralympic spirit

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... for the opening ceremony on Saturday, September 6. The Paralympics torch relay was initially also supposed to make stops overseas but organisers eventually scrapped legs in London (host of the 2012 Summer ... Martin Zhou The Paralympic flame was ignited yesterday in Beijing, a city still in the grip of a hangover from the just-ended Olympic Games. Premier Wen Jiabao lit a cauldron in a formal ...

  6. Paralympics must pave way to more respect

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sportspeople. Chinese people have a right to be proud of these top-class achievements. The benchmarks set will be hard for London and subsequent Paralympic and Olympic hosts to follow. Opening ... There could have been no doubting the success of the Paralympics after Beijing's impressive staging of the summer Olympic Games. Paralympians, like their able-bodied counterparts, ...

  7. Paralympic promises will be as empty as the stadiums

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... been replaced almost overnight by those of the Paralympics. But, whether many people will be watching when the Games start on Saturday is debatable. So far, despite their low cost, less than a third of the 1.66 million tickets for the Paralympics have been sold. Given the almost invisible profile of the disabled on the mainland, that is not a surprise. Nor do the authorities seem too ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paralympians the upholders of Olympic ideal

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... in the 2012 Paralympics that opened in London last night, these words sum up their achievement in winning selection to be there, let alone in competing at the highest level. To be sure, ... SCMP Editorial Paralympians carry true torch If professionalism and nationalism pose a challenge to the ideals of the Olympic Games, the Paralympics can be said to uphold them. Contested ...

  9. Disabled runner So hopes to inspire young athletes

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as he has. The 30-year-old sprinter has qualified for the London Paralympics, one of the five Hong Kong athletes who have gained direct entry to the Games. It will be his fifth appearance ... a week, So is now in his final preparation for the London Paralympics, which will run from August 29 to September 9. Hong Kong Airlines, the official sponsor of the Hong Kong delegation ...

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    HK Paralympians call for more resources to foster future stars

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com After winning 12 medals in London, athletes say they need better facilities, more coaches Returning Paralympians call for more resources Amid the triumphant return yesterday of the Hong Kong Paralympics team from the London Games, a sporting official called for more resources to nurture the city's talented disabled athletes. The 28-member ...




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