Paralympic Games

Paralympic success should inspire Hong Kong to embrace diversity

Hong Kong's Paralympians disembarked from the plane from London last week brandishing a haul of 12 medals, looking every inch the sporting heroes and calling for more resources to support their 2016 efforts in Rio.

Friday, 21 September, 2012, 2:28am

Paralympians have place in Olympic family

The Paralympic Games have come of age in London, close to where the movement began life in Stoke Mandeville in 1948.

12 Sep 2012 - 1:41am

Paralympics ceremony leaves Rio much to live up to

Artists perform in the Olympic Stadium in east London during the closing party. Photo: EPA

Farewell, 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 of sport in Britain.

11 Sep 2012 - 2:20am

Paralympics not just about gold but dignity

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.

11 Sep 2012 - 7:17am

Letters to the Editor, September 02, 2012

Hong Kong's team at the Games' opening. Photo: Xinhua

Collusion with tycoons keeps prices high

There is a great deal of public concern over high property prices and soaring rents in Hong Kong.

The government, in collusion with the property tycoons, has made these prices possible and has no interest in seeing a downward correction.

2 Sep 2012 - 2:33am

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

Oscar Pistorius will be competing at the Paralympic Games. Photo: AFP

The world's top athletes with a disability, including "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, converge on London this week for what organisers say will be the biggest and most high-profile Paralympics in the Games' 52-year history.

26 Aug 2012 - 5:08am

Disabled runner So hopes to inspire young athletes

Veteran disabled runner So Wa-wai hopes his long-term dedication to his sport will inspire young athletes to achieve the same level of international success as he has.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fencer has wheel to win

People in Hong Kong who know anything about wheelchair fencing know Alison Yu Chui-yee. The 28-year-old has achieved success in and out of competition and is always looking for ways to push herself even further.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Born to run

When you are born with jaundice, which affects your body balance, it is unlikely that you will walk properly. But So Wa-wai, who was born with the condition, not only walked - he went on to become a Paralympic runner.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Chance for disabled riders to stake claim

A bid by local riders to qualify for the Paralympics in London next year receives a boost with the hosting of the Hong Kong International Para-Equestrian Dressage competition at Beas River next week.

In addition, the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference for disabled riders will be conducted in parallel in the city.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Operation Santa Claus supports Hong Kong boccia champions

Being limited to a wheelchair does not mean that one has to be a spectator it comes to sports. Wheelchair users are able to enjoy the game of boccia, which is similar to bowls.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Artist's mythical flair wins medal race

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 found out in June that her designs had been selected, but had been obliged to keep it secret until the official announcement was made on Monday.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Prejudice at home is the bigger hurdle

What it must be like to be obliged to struggle through life blind, or without the use of a limb, in a wheelchair, or mentally disabled, truly staggers the imagination of luckier members of the community.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

An autistic girl who rules in the pool

After years of waiting, swimmer Leung Shu-hang can finally realise her dream. The 23-year-old is autistic and next year she will compete in the Summer Paralympics in London.

The Paralympics are the world's biggest global sporting event held every four years for disabled athletes.

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

King of the road

Few able-bodied people can claim to have won Olympic gold medals, travelled the world and raised hundreds of millions of dollars for charity. Canadian Rick Hansen has done it all in a wheelchair. A keen sportsman before his spinal cord was injured in a road accident at the age of 15, Hansen went on to win 19 international wheelchair marathons and six Paralympic medals.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am