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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1033753/paralympics-ceremony-leaves-rio-much-live
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1443544/putin-opens-winter-paralympics-ukraine-make-symbolic-statement
  3. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

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

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

    ... high-profile Paralympics in the Games' 52-year history. A record 4,200 athletes from 166 countries will be in the British capital, with the 12-day Games a near sell-out and expected to be watched ... events at Stoke Mandeville in southern England in 1948, 12 years before the first official Games in Rome. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said that history, a desire to see more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1022771/london-ready-stage-biggest-best-most-integrated-paralympics-yet
  4. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Opening ceremony looks to the skies

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

    ... “Heroes”, and a blast of gold and silver ticker tape. London Games chairman Sebastian Coe said: “It is my great honour to say welcome home to the Paralympic Games,” as the event turned to its ... by the Paralympic Games of London this year,” he said. Queen Elizabeth, who was joined by her grandson Prince William, his wife Catherine and other senior royals, then declared the Games open, heralding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1026209/opening-ceremony-looks-skies
  5. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    ‘Inspirational’ Paralympics to open in London

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in London A spectacular opening ceremony was set to ring in the biggest ever Paralympic Games on Wednesday, with double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius among those ... Queen Elizabeth II will officially open the Games. A record 4,200 athletes are taking part in the Paralympics across 20 sports, with the event expected to sell out for the first time and win its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1025583/%E2%80%98inspirational%E2%80%99-paralympics-open-london
  6. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Pistorius wins first London Paralympics gold

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

    ... It is Pistorius’ fifth Paralympic gold across three games, having won the 200 in Athens in 2004 and the 100, 200 and 400 in Beijing in 2008. He has already won a silver in the 200 in London after being ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1030530/pistorius-wins-first-london-paralympics-gold
  7. 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 ... length. Pistorius, a double below-the-knee amputee since childhood, said he had raised the issue with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) but it had fallen “on deaf ears”. He later ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1030060/pistorius-returns-defend-100m-gold
  8. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Lights go out on ‘greatest ever games’

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 10:34am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London London on Sunday bid farewell to the Paralympics, with a spectacular celebration of the human spirit, amid claims the Games had led to a “seismic” shift ... and endeavour” that had been an “inspiration” to everyone involved. “The Paralympic Games has set new records every day, sporting records, records for crowds, for television audiences, for unbridled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1033274/lights-go-out-%E2%80%98greatest-ever-games%E2%80%99
  9. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Storey claims her eighth gold but China in control in medals table

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a non-disabled title. Storey, a five-time Paralympic swimming gold medallist who switched sports for the Beijing Games in 2008, caught Poland's Anna Harkowska with just under half of the 12-lap race ... Agence France-Presse in London Storey claims her eighth gold, but China in control China ended the first day of the London Paralympics on top of the medal table but it was British cyclist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1027157/storey-claims-her-eighth-gold-china-control-medals-table
  10. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Records tumble on first day of the Games

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

    ... of competition. Storey, a five-time Paralympic swimming gold medallist who switched sports for the Beijing Games in 2008, caught Poland’s Anna Harkowska with just under half of the 12-lap race to go, ... Agence France-Presse in London China ended the first day of the London Paralympics on top of the medal table but it was British cyclist Sarah Storey who stole the show on Thursday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1026919/records-tumble-first-day-games

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