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  1. Paralympic head praises equestrian facilities

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The head of the International Paralympic Committee is happy with the equestrian facilities in Sha Tin where the Paralympic events will be held next September. Sir Philip Craven, ... laid out and very compact. It's a great choice, I think,' Sir Philip said. The president is on a two-day visit to Hong Kong, during which he was also expected to tour the Paralympic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613295/paralympic-head-praises-equestrian-facilities
  2. In Brief

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Games sponsorship ruled out Public money would not be spent on sponsoring riders to compete in the 2008 Paralympic equestrian event, permanent secretary for home affairs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told the home affairs panel. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597412/brief
  3. Paralympics officials tackle ticket rush

    Posted Dec 04th 2007, 12:00am by Emma Shen

    ... Emma Shen Olympic Games officials will seek to avoid a repeat of October's ticketing fiasco when tickets for the 2008 Paralympics Games' opening and closing ceremonies go on sale next week. The Paralympics tickets go on sale on Monday, the same day organisers of the Beijing Olympics (Bocog) plan to relaunch the second round of general ticket sales after abandoning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618220/paralympics-officials-tackle-ticket-rush
  4. Paralympics put disabled on track to success

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... at disabled games, there remain public prejudices against the physically disabled which organisers hope the Paralympics will help dispel. That is also Wang's wish. There has never been any time ... Greater acceptance and better facilities should follow Games, writes Chloe Lai Wang Juan walks smoothly into a cafe looking every inch the athlete in her black T-shirt and blue jeans. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611490/paralympics-put-disabled-track-success
  5. Boccia player keeps her eye of the tigress on London Paralympics

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

    ... year's Far East and South Pacific Games for Disabled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Cannie Leung Yim-fan, head coach of boccia under the Paralympic Committee, said the sport provided hope for people ... will miss her sporting dream at the Beijing games because she has failed to qualify as she is not high enough in the world rankings. But she is setting her sights on competing at the Paralympics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615276/boccia-player-keeps-her-eye-tigress-london-paralympics
  6. Paralympics ready to take centre stage

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... events for next summer's Paralympic Games, was particularly susceptible to noise disturbances. In goalball, teams of three visually-impaired or blind competitors battle to force the ball ... is already the world number one in the Paralympics. The Athens Games three years ago saw China bag an unprecedented 63 gold medals, ahead of Britain's 35 and 27 for the United States. Now honing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608101/paralympics-ready-take-centre-stage
  7. One World, One Dream

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...... were the four English words chosen from 210,000 entries to capture the ideals of the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The slogan reflects the essence and universal values of the Olympic spirit- unity, friendship, progress, harmony, participation and dreaming. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603355/one-world-one-dream
  8. Disabled rider hopes to be Games hero

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to qualify to represent Hong Kong in equestrian events at the Paralympic Games, to be held next year after the Olympic Games. He was also the city's first disabled rider to win an international ... sporting history. 'I learned to ride a horse with some friends in 2001. Initially, I just wanted to try more new things,' he said. 'I decided to try to qualify for the Paralympic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601468/disabled-rider-hopes-be-games-hero
  9. Cash awards for athletes

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... presentation, organised by the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI), honoured local athletes' remarkable achievements at the 15th Doha Asian Games and the ninth Far East and South Pacific (Fespic) Games for the Disabled held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hong Kong's ace cyclist Wong Kam-po, the 2006 Asian Games gold medallist in the men's individual road race, said it was important ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580274/cash-awards-athletes
  10. Cash awards announced for athletes

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Medallists to be awarded up to HK$1million Hong Kong athletes competing in next year's Beijing Olympics and Paralympic Games have been urged to strive for glory after ... will certainly be a boost to the athletes. Wheelchair fencer Yu Chui-yee, winner of four gold medals at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games, said the scheme was important for disabled athletes. Raymond Or, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620081/cash-awards-announced-athletes

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