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  1. New ruling opens way for HK to win more medals

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Nearly 10 years after members of the Spanish basketball team were uncovered as frauds, intellectually disabled (ID) athletes were re-admitted into future Paralympic Games ... of ID athletes from the 2012 Paralympic Games in London was welcomed by Hong Kong officials who believe sports like athletics, swimming and table tennis will benefit. 'We are pleased ...

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    Paralympics not just about gold but dignity

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Paralympics seeks larger goal A sporting event has ended of which many of us were aware, but few have followed. The Paralympic Games are over for another four years and Hong Kong and China have again triumphed, bringing home a glittering haul of medals that overshadow in numbers those clinched by their more able-bodied counterparts at the Olympic Games. Yet ...

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    Paralympics ceremony leaves Rio much to live up to

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

    ... London. Good luck matching that, Rio. Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay-Z  rocked the Olympic Stadium  to give the biggest-ever Paralympic Games a rousing send-off, wrapping up an unforgettable summer ... after a hugely successful Olympic Games, the 2012 Paralympics broke all records, with 2.7 million spectators cramming into venues, more than US$70 million raised in ticket sales and the Games ...

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    Paralympic success should inspire Hong Kong to embrace diversity

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Louisa Mitchell

    ... Louisa Mitchell Louisa Mitchell says Hong Kong's Paralympic success should inspire a push for equal opportunities for all- in sports and beyond No limits Hong Kong's Paralympians ... Paralympics was a milestone event in eradicating any doubt about what people with a whole range of challenges can achieve when furnished with the right resources, technology and attitudes. There were ...

  5. With burst of pride, China closes the Paralympics

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Woods Lee and Martin Zhou Spectacular finish at 'Bird's Nest' to 12 days of Games Amid fireworks, tears and pride, the curtain fell on the 12-day Paralympics last night ... Paralympics Committee chief Sir Philip Craven described the 12 days as the best Paralympics ever. 'These Games have been a great Games. I think everybody realises that.' The 58-year-old ...

  6. Take time for the Paralympic Games

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Paralympic Games. Although this is a huge event, it's difficult to find the media attention or enthusiastic support witnessed during the Olympics. But the Paralympic athletes deserve as much ... From the Editor Thank you, Ka-ka, for your very sensitive letter. In fact, the equestrian section of the Paralympic Games is also being held in Hong Kong. I do hope some of you have a chance ...

  7. Tsang flies the flag for Paralympic Games squad

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Twenty athletes will represent Hong Kong at the Paralympic Games in Beijing next month while one will compete in the equestrian competition on home soil. A flag presentation ... metres in class T36, and fencers Yu Chui-yee and Chan Yui-chong, who won gold at the Athens Paralympic Games four years ago. Nelson Yip Siu-hong will contest the Paralympic equestrian events, ...

  8. China a friend of Paralympics, says top official

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Chan Kin-wa and Celine Sun China has put on a wonderful Paralympic Games that has helped transform world opinion about the country, Sir Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), said yesterday. And although he did not use the word 'exceptional' to describe the Games- as Olympics chief Jacques Rogge did last month- Sir Philip said ...

  9. Successful Games mark achievement on all levels

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Call it false modesty, but when China promised 'two Games with equal splendour', it forgot to mention that it would also deliver a double delight of sporting domination during the Olympics and Paralympics. The flame that has glowed bright for China's athletes over the past seven weeks was doused for the final time last night. And the host ...




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