Classification system for Paralympic track and field 'open to abuse' -
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Para-sports: Paralympic champion Yip Pin Xiu relishes role reversal

The Straits Times - 18 Oct 2017
As an athlete, para-swimmer Yip Pin Xiu has played a notable role in writing Singapore disability sports' history books, including becoming the nation's first Paralympic champion in 2008. She will post yet another first in less than two months when the ...
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Will GB replicate Olympic taekwondo success at the Paralympics?

BBC Sport - 18 Oct 2017
Jade Jones' heroics at London 2012 and Rio 2016 helped put Olympic taekwondo firmly in the public consciousness here in the UK, but now the nation is searching for Para-taekwondo stars. The sport will make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020 and GB ...
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Area athletes find national success in paralympic sports - 08 Oct 2017
Joanne Kanas and her adopted daughter Danielle, 12, look glowingly at one another following the recent Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay annual awards luncheon, where they each were applauded for their achievements. JOYCE MCKENZIE | Special to the ...
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NOC NSF/Tokyo 2020 Social Alliance

Around the Rings - 18 Oct 2017
Sharing their insights and learnings and learning about sports for the disabled in Japan. In addition, Dutch elite (Olympic and Paralympic) athletes will travel to Tokyo twice a year to inspire and motivate disabled athletes and their families, sharing ...
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Paralympic greats inducted into Sports Australia Hall of Fame

International Paralymic Committee - 11 Oct 2017
Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) President Glenn Tasker said the induction of Ponta and Sachs into Australia's most prestigious sporting Hall of Fame was due recognition for their roles as athletes and for their work in promoting the Paralympic ...
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Agitos Foundation and PyeongChang 2018 developing winter Para sports

International Paralymic Committee - 13 Oct 2017
More than 40 athletes and coaches from 21 countries are taking part in a Paralympic Winter Sports Development Workshop, held from12-14 October in Chuncheon, South Korea. The workshop includes Para cross country and Para biathlon coaching courses, ...
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Proud Paralympian host workshops at European Para Youth Games

International Paralymic Committee - 17 Oct 2017
Mathieu Gallemaers, who represented Belgium in the -60kg Judo competition, left the workshop inspired by the Paralympic values. “Practising a sport has taught me that we have to accept ourselves like we are. You should not be disappointed with yourself ...
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Paralympics sports helps Syrian boy look beyond disability

UNHCR - 05 Oct 2017
The project is helping to empower refugees with disabilities – particularly the young – by giving them the chance to learn sports train and even compete at the national Paralympic level. For Najib, the experience has been transformative, giving him a ...
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Olympics may soon feature pole dancing, foosball and poker

Fox News - 18 Oct 2017
The Switzerland-based Global Association of International Sports Federations earlier this month granted observer status to the International Federation of (Match) Poker, the International Pole Sports Federation and International Table Soccer Federation ...
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KT Tape Signs Beach Rookie Of The Year Sara Hughes

VolleyMob - 18 Oct 2017
Hughes becomes the 15th athlete, and second beach volleyball player along with five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, in KT Tape's current ambassador lineup of the top Olympic and Paralympic sport athletes. KT Tape's commitment to the Olympic and ...
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They're all jolly good sports

Farnham Herald - 18 Oct 2017
Rachel was a successful hand-cyclist but changed sports to rowing, incredibly winning a Paralympic gold medal at her first attempt. Rachel revealed at the awards evening that, despite having major surgery this year, she's determined to have another ...
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Canada's 2018 Olympic, Paralympic team uniforms revealed - 03 Oct 2017
Canada's Olympic and Paralympic uniforms for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang South Korea, complete with colour blocks of red and white, plus black, were unveiled at Toronto's Eaton Centre on Tuesday morning. Fifteen athletes walked the runway as Hudson ...

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