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  1. Detours: Pushkar Fair

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... Philip Game The world's largest camel fair is an explosion of colour and life, a visual paradise for the more intrepid traveller to northern India. In centuries past, Pushkar, in the state of Rajasthan in northeast India, represented a crossroads on the great caravan trade routes of Asia. By the 16th century, the camel market had grown into an annual event held during ...

  2. Animal attraction

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... You may feel you're chasing your own tail on India's tiger trail, writes Philip Game Tiger is giving us dodge,' says wildlife guide Hem Bahuguna, calling a halt near some telltale paw prints and scrapings. As the engine cools, then stills, we hear only the birds, the soft breeze and the distant chattering of monkeys. From time to time another jeep driver ...

  3. Pilgrims' progress

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... The devout have been making the long trek across the north of Spain for centuries. Philip Game discovers the route's many appeals. Forget the flamenco. What about some stirring reels from a Galician piper? Far from the golden sands of Andalucia and beyond the great plains of Castile, a different Spain awaits along the Atlantic. A land of cloud-wrapped crags, apple orchards ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Putin opens Winter Paralympics as Ukraine make symbolic statement

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

    ... 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, ... Agence France-Presse in Sochi Putin opens Winter Paralympics as Ukraine make symbolic statement Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in the Black Sea resort ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    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 ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    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 ...




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