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2016 summer paralympics

The 2016 Summer Paralympics (Brazilian Portuguese: Jogos Paralí...

wikipedia - 20 Sep 2016
The 2016 Summer Paralympics (Brazilian Portuguese: Jogos Paralímpicos de Verão de 2016), the fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. The Games marked the first time a Latin American and South American city hosted the event, the second Southern Hemisphere city and nation, the first one being the 2000 Summer Par
2016 summer paralympics

Paralympic champions urge disabled people to become self-reliant

TRT World - 03 Dec 2017
( AA ). Turkish Paralympian brothers on Sunday encourage disabled people to become more able to live their lives independent of their parents. The world is celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, a day first ...
2016 summer paralympics

Shikongo gets erf for house

Namibian - 05 Dec 2017
THE long-awaited construction of 2016 Paralympic Games hero Ananias Shikongo's house will begin next month, his sponsors Standard Bank Namibia announced on Monday. The bank, which in November last year pledged to build a home in Windhoek for Shikongo ...
2016 summer paralympics

Allianz Continues to Support Sri Lankan Paralympic Team

Daily Mirror - 04 Dec 2017
At the 2012 summer Paralympics in London Sri Lanka won their first medal when Pradeep Sanjaya placed third in the men's 400m T46 to clinch the bronze. The Rio 2016 summer Paralympics saw Sri Lanka take home their second medal when Dinesh ...
2016 summer paralympics

Australian record-breaker Gallagher set for Commonwealth Games bow - 11 Dec 2017
However, after failing to win a medal at London 2012, Gallagher almost missed her chance of winning a Summer Paralympic medal as long jump and javelin were dropped from the Rio 2016 agenda, making her reconsider her options. “One of the unique elements ...
2016 summer paralympics

1000-day countdown starts for Tokyo Paralympics

Asahi Shimbun - 30 Nov 2017
29 marking the start of the 1,000-day countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. The Japanese capital will be the first city to twice host the Summer Paralympics. The Paralympic Games began in 1960, and Tokyo first hosted the sporting event in 1964 ...
2016 summer paralympics

Top 50 Moments of 2017: No. 43 - Jeanette Chippington commands canoe

International Paralymic Committee - 19 Nov 2017
Her 11th world title adds to her 12 Paralympic swimming medals, which extend from every Summer Paralympics from Seoul 1988 to Athens 2004. Kayaking and canoeing were only hobbies. But when she learned that the latter would be included at Rio 2016, she ...
2016 summer paralympics

Russia Banned From Winter Olympics by IOC

New York Times - 06 Dec 2017
Olympic officials made two seemingly significant concessions to Russia: ¶ Any of its athletes competing under a neutral flag will be referred to as Olympic Athletes from Russia. That is a departure from how the I.O.C. has handled neutral athletes in ...
2016 summer paralympics

Dias and Maldonado win Brazil Paralympic Awards

International Paralymic Committee - 07 Dec 2017
After an open first round on National Paralympic Committee's Facebook page, athletics' Andre Rocha, Brendow Christian and Veronica Hipolito were the finalists. F52 discus thrower Rocha took the best of his fellow athletes with 60.31 per cent of the ...
2016 summer paralympics

Logos revealed for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics - 15 Dec 2017
International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons also gave his approval. "It is an emblem that encapsulates the Paralympic spirit, but also Chinese culture," he said. "I am very excited about the Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing 2022. "At ...
2016 summer paralympics

Mo Farah wins BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award

The Guardian - 17 Dec 2017
He won 10,000m gold and 5,000m silver at the world championships in London this summer to add to four Olympic golds and a further five world titles. But his medals have been overshadowed by controversies surrounding his support team. Alberto Salazar ...
2016 summer paralympics

Russia could be banned from 2018 Olympics

The Boston Globe - 05 Dec 2017
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia could be banned from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a prospect that President Vladimir Putin already has warned would be humiliating for his country. The decision will come on Tuesday when the International ...
2016 summer paralympics

The 2016 Summer Paralympics

The Atlantic - 12 Sep 2016
The 2016 Summer Paralympics. Alan Taylor; Sep 12, 2016; 40 Photos; In Focus. The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games have reached day 5, as more than 4,300 athletes representing 160 countries compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Competitions have already taken ...
2016 summer paralympics

India's athletes are quietly killing it at the Rio Paralympics

Quartz - 14 Sep 2016
While India's now-iconic Olympic stars overcame unimaginable obstacles to make their way to the top, things are even harder when it comes to the Paralympians. Yet, the 2016 Paralympics has received no television coverage in India, unlike the Olympics ...
2016 summer paralympics

Palos Hills resident competes in 2016 Summer Paralympics

Chicago Tribune - 25 Sep 2016
Cheryl Cichocki called her daughter "an example of perseverance and determination," adding that Leslie plans to train for the next Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020. Leslie Cichocki said she was "overjoyed to compete at this level." Swimming was a big part ...
2016 summer paralympics

PNT 101: What is the US Paralympic National Soccer Team?

U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog) - 10 Sep 2017
The U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team (PNT) kicks off the 2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships on Monday, Sept. 11 against Australia in San Luis, Argentina. The squad is made up of players with a neurological condition, such as cerebral palsy ...

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