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Summer Paralympics

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.

Friday, 13 April, 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

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

Torch relay to head to Beijing

With 50 days to go to the largest sporting gala in town, the on-going Hong Kong schools' East Asian Games torch relay programme will cruise into Beijing next month.

The torch relay got underway with the September start of the new school term. It kicked off at the Tai Po Old Market Public School, with the aim of promoting the Games among students.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

With burst of pride, China closes the Paralympics

Spectacular finish at 'Bird's Nest' to 12 days of Games

Amid fireworks, tears and pride, the curtain fell on the 12-day Paralympics last night at the iconic 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium.

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

HK face tough challenge

Locals' medal hopes suffer after cancellation of fencing team event in Beijing

Local athletes will be hoping for a repeat of their Athens heroics four years ago when the Beijing Paralympics begin on Saturday.

2 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Paralympics officials tackle ticket rush

Olympic Games officials will seek to avoid a repeat of October's ticketing fiasco when tickets for the 2008 Paralympics Games' opening and closing ceremonies go on sale next week.

4 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Paralympics ready to take centre stage

No roaring support, no flying flags. The sizable crowd at the Beijing Science and Technology University Stadium was eerily quiet. A screen at one end of the court flashed numbers indicating the sound level. A venue official fixed his gaze at the ever-changing index and was ready to call a pause to the proceedings on the floor as soon as the reading went above 30 decibels.

16 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Building blocks fall into place

Before July, 2007

Tianjin Olympic Centre (soccer), Qinhuangdao Olympic Centre (soccer), Shenyang Olympic Centre (soccer), Fengtai Field (softball), Beijing Range Hall (shooting), Laoshan Velodrome (cycling), Hong Kong Equestrian Centre (equestrian)

In July

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

More gold for Paralympic fencing queen

Paralympic champion Alison Yu Chui-yee was a triple gold medal winner at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Poland last week.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

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