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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYPICS

    Countdown begins as Paralympic flame lit at ‘spiritual home’

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 01:34pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The Paralympic flame was lit at the spiritual home of disabled sport on Tuesday, signalling the 24-hour countdown to the start of this year’s Games. Some ... of Guttmann, who died in 1980. “I really hope that if he was standing here today he would be very proud to be able to look on the eve of the Paralympic Games that it was that work, that drive ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - SPORT

    Paralympic torch to be lit at ‘spiritual home’

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 02:57pm

    ... the start of this year’s Games. The head of the International Paralympic Committee, Philip Craven, London organising committee chief Sebastian Coe and other dignitaries will be at Stoke Mandeville ... birth to the Paralympic movement and the creation of the first Games 12 years later. The London Paralympic Flame will be created out of four “national flames” that have been kindled by scouts ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - SPORT

    N Korea’s disabled come in from the cold

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 05:02pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in London North Korea is making its debut at the Paralympic Games, a potential sign of change in a country where, according to activists, disabled people have faced ... the Games, then next time, if we can improve further, then maybe at the next Paralympics (in Rio de Janeiro in 2016) we can be involved more,” he said in English. North Korea won four gold medals ...

  9. 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 ...




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