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  1. Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Putin opens Winter Paralympics as Ukraine make symbolic statement

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

    ... without barriers and stereotypes,” said Sochi Organising Committee head Dmitry Chernyshenko. One month after Russia mounted a dazzling Winter Olympics opening, Friday’s Paralympics curtain-raiser ... who was joined at the ceremony by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, praised organisers for transforming Sochi “to make it accessible for everyone” and building “perfect” ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Pistorius wins first London Paralympics gold

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 09:04am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Oscar Pistorius captured his first gold medal of the London Paralympics when he helped South Africa win the 4x100-metre relay in a world-record time at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday. The double amputee, known as “Blade Runner”, anchored the team home in a time of 41.78 seconds. South Africa set the previous record at 42.50 in February. ...

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    ‘Inspirational’ Paralympics to open in London

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

    ... gearing up for 11 days of competition. Stephen Hawking, Britain’s most famous living scientist, was expected to feature in the ceremony at London’s Olympic Stadium, where the curtain came down on the Olympic Games just two weeks ago. Hawking, who has motor neurone disease and has been paralysed for most of his life, was set to appear alongside a cast of more than 3,000 at the ceremony, where ...

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    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 ... of the countdown to the next edition in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. London this year chief Sebastian Coe said the Paralympics and the Olympics before it had been an “historic odyssey of human achievement ...

  5. 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 ... under Dan Pfaff, who coached Canada’s Donovan Bailey to Olympic 100m gold in Atlanta in 1996. Pistorius won the T44 title in Beijing four years ago in a photo finish from his great rival Jerome ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Peacock sprints to glory

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... with a lightning-quick 100m. The 19-year-old, who holds the world record of 10.85 seconds in the straight sprint, again proved he is the fastest amputee runner in the world by taking gold at the Olympic Stadium ... to Olympic 100m glory in 1996, signalled his intent in Thursday’s heats by equalling the Paralympic record of 11.08 seconds. Pistorius, the T44 100m, 200m and 400m champion in Beijing, had warned ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Opening ceremony looks to the skies

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

    ... and the quest to understand the universe. Paralympians soared through the air above the 80,000-seater Olympic Stadium while Hawking, the world’s most famous living scientist, urged people to look ... reception, something that was a feature of the Olympics just a few weeks ago. Taking pictures and waving to the crowd, some on crutches, others in wheelchairs pushed by their team-mates, the athletes ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

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

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

    ... elite sport after a successful Olympics, increased media coverage and sponsorship have combined to drive up interest and awareness. "There's a fantastic buzz in the air, waiting ... where China set an impressive standard to follow, he added. "I think when [President] Hu Jintao in early 2006 declared that the Paralympics were equal to the Olympics they really ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Records tumble on first day of the Games

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 02:09pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... and the title at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the same venue in February. That World Cup race, a test event for the Olympic Velodrome, was won by her British compatriot Joanna Rowsell in 3 minutes 32.364 seconds. Rowsell took Olympic gold earlier this month in the team pursuit. Storey, who was born without a functioning left hand and narrowly missed out on a place in Britain’s Olympic ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Stage set for ‘Battle of the Blade Runners’

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 06:05pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... 11.08 seconds – then warned that he would run faster. “It was a bad (head) wind, a big wind: 1.6m/second. I’ll be a bit quicker in the final,” he told reporters at a cold and blustery Olympic ... became the first double-amputee to compete at the Olympics, remains at the centre of a row after questioning the length of his rivals’ artificial running blades in his 200m defeat. South Africa’s ...




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