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  1. Advocates for the Paralympic spirit

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Youth Forum, held during the Paralympic Games. They will then go on to lead school sports days for both the disabled and the able-bodied, and to encourage members of the community to engage ... Rebecca Tsui Young Hongkongers chosen for world sports programme Paralympic gold medallist So Wa-wai and pop singer Chan Pak-yu were there last month to see the British Council launch its ...

  2. Organisers go flat out to adapt Sha Tin racecourse for equestrian Paralympics

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young, Prudence Lui

    ... will be shrunk from an 18,000-seat capacity to 8,000. Paralympics equestrian services chief Amanda Bond said all previous Games had shown a much smaller demand for seats at the Paralympics, so, in order ... joined the equestrian committee of the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games to share her technical knowledge and expertise. 'The Paralympics is always parallel with the Olympics... I hope ...

  3. Early queue for Paralympics

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu People lined up early outside the offices of the ticket seller for next week's Paralympic equestrian events, eager to show their support to the athletes. Although demand for tickets was predicted to be lower than what it was for the Olympic Games earlier this month, some people were in line by 5am. 'People with disabilities who still excel in sports make ...

  4. Scant coverage of Paralympics reflects badly on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The lack of public attention and enthusiasm for the 2008 Paralympic Games speaks volumes for Hong Kong's attitude towards the disabled. Following the closing of the Olympic Games ... ballerina with one leg powerfully portrayed the Paralympic spirit. The Paralympic Games is a platform to show how the disabled struggle in the field of sport. We have seen a table tennis contestant ...

  5. Paralympics can also liberate our attitudes to the disabled

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is too early to say what the lasting effects will be for China from the superb arrangements made for the Olympics and Paralympics. Certainly, all later Games will be judged ... the Paralympics help bring about a much-needed change of mindset towards the differently abled? Traditionally, Chinese people might seek to hide a disabled family member; whereas the Paralympic Games ...

  6. Paralympics embody the Games spirit

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barely two weeks after staging a successful Olympic Games, China today begins hosting another of the world's big sporting events, the Paralympics. The Olympics showcased ... more than the Olympics, the Paralympics embody the sentiments of the founder of the modern Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who said: 'The important thing is not winning but taking part. ...

  7. Young Paralympics advocates sought

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... the spirit of the Paralympic Games and promote social inclusion around the world. 'We hope, once trained, the young advocates will mobilise other young people in their communities- disabled ... with training in leadership and organisation, Paralympic knowledge, disability awareness, and communication and English skills. The sports days will not end with the close of the Beijing Games ...

  8. Support group helped get rider to Paralympics

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The Paralympics equestrian events ended last week, but for Hong Kong competitor Nelson Yip Siu-hong, the impact of the event on his life is far from over. 'I met many ... after the Paralympics. It is hoping to increase the scope of its services to provide 8,000 riding hours, benefiting 550 to 600 people within the next two years. 'With more resources, we ...

  9. Good sports to promote Paralympics

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... fencing to badminton. The young people have been chosen to promote the spirit of the Paralympics and raise awareness of the role sport can play in the lives of young people with disabilities. ... including Hong Kong's first Paralympic School Day in July and the Beijing Youth Forum, which will be held during the Paralympics in September. The British Council's director of education ...

  10. 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 ...




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