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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Asian Games medals demanded as government stumps up HK$376 million for elite athletes

    Posted May 30th 2014, 12:18am by Alvin Sallay

    ... increased by 9 per cent for fiscal year Fifteen elite sports will come under extra scrutiny at September's Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, with the government increasing its support ... to be an improvement on results from the last Asian Games," said HKSI chief executive Trisha Leahy. "We got 100 per cent of the funding that we asked for from the government and we are grateful ...

  6. He can barely see the 10 pins, but bowler won gold

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Elise Choi Ho-Yee

    ... Elise Choi Ho-yee Bowler Won Hon-yin sees only one-fifth as clearly as most people. That did not stop him from winning a gold medal at the first Asian Para Games in Guangzhou in December. ... this is not a problem at all,' he says. The Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled chose Won to take part in various competitions. The group first noticed Won ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Paralympics must pave way to more respect

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There could have been no doubting the success of the Paralympics after Beijing's impressive staging of the summer Olympic Games. Paralympians, like their able-bodied counterparts, ... sportspeople. Chinese people have a right to be proud of these top-class achievements. The benchmarks set will be hard for London and subsequent Paralympic and Olympic hosts to follow. Opening ...

  9. Artist's mythical flair wins medal race

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Organisers of the London 2012 Paralympics have chosen a design by an artist with roots in Hong Kong for the Games' medals. Lin Cheung said she ... the last day of the Paralympics, on September 9, 2012. 11 The number of medals won by Hong Kong athletes at the 2008 Paralympic Games held in Beijing and Hong Kong ...

  10. Paralympic athletes may have to leave man's best friend at home

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... these rules,' she said. The Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games' Paralympics subcommittee said it was considering solutions, but no details or timetables of possible measures could ... Joey Liu The hundreds of visually impaired athletes attending the Paralympics in Beijing from September 6 to 17 may be barred from taking their guide dogs with them because rules do ...




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