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Paralympic Sports

Runners in for an easier route - and more cheering

Runners in the full and half marathon on Sunday will face one less tunnel full of car exhaust fumes. A change of route will also bring a flatter course, fewer traffic diversions and room for more spectators.

Thursday, 2 February, 2012, 12:00am

An inspiring, humbling experience

How come Hong Kong's disabled athletes perform so well in global competitions? The answer is simple; sweat, toil, concentration, dedication, encouragement and a sheer refusal to give up.

I was fortunate to witness early evidence of the prowess of our disabled athletes 22 years ago this month when I covered the Far East and Pacific Games in Sha Tin.

17 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Mail spurs disabled athletes

Thousands of Australian students are corresponding with athletes preparing for the world's premier sporting event for the disabled.

Schools were put in touch with the athletes through LEAP - Link Elite Athletes Programme - part of the Sydney 200 Paralympic Games' national education strategy.

20 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Hope for a sporting chance

Police Sergeant Ng Keung, 38, has been confined to a wheelchair since he was shot by a gunman in 1979 during a stop and search operation in Kwun Tong.

In 1984, he married Wong Yuk-lin, a fellow patient in the United Christian Hospital.

Sergeant Ng's injury has not stopped him playing his favourite sport of basketball.

23 Aug 1996 - 12:00am