the 2012 Paralympic Games

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Daily Record
Cancer blow crushes paralympian David Smith's cycling dreamPARALYMPIC hero David Smith has given up his dream of competing in Rio this sum
Cancer blow crushes paralympian David Smith's cycling dream
Daily Record / Posted 17 hours ago
PARALYMPIC hero David Smith has given up his dream of competing in Rio this summer following another cancer blow. But doctors have told him the tumour has grown. It means David will be back in hospital next month, with no hope of being ready for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Screens for Zika At Airports, BordersBy Chukwuma Muanya and Emeka Anuforo Nigeria is now on high alert over the Zik
Govt Screens for Zika At Airports, Borders
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
By Chukwuma Muanya and Emeka Anuforo Nigeria is now on high alert over the Zika virus ravaging parts of the world. Already, to prevent the virus from spreading into Nigeria, the Federal Government has directed intense screening at the nation's... Read more
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Canberra Times
Nicholson adds another title to his CVRichard Nicholson has been named the University of Canberra's athlete in reside
Nicholson adds another title to his CV
Canberra Times / Posted 3 days ago
Richard Nicholson has been named the University of Canberra's athlete in residence. Photo: Melissa Adams In addition to three Paralympic medals, Richard Nicholson can now lay claim to being University of Canberra's second Athlete in Residence. The... Read more
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Daily Mail
US Olympic Committee hiring disease specialists to advise about ZikaUS Olympic Committee hiring infectious disease specialists to advise Olympians
US Olympic Committee hiring disease specialists to advise about Zika
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
US Olympic Committee hiring infectious disease specialists to advise Olympians worried about Zika outbreak News of the hires came as it was revealed the US women's national soccer team would be briefed on the developing virus crisis Coach Jill... Read more
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Medical News Today
Zika could affect the 2016 Olympics, Europe and AfricaExperts are gearing up to monitor the spread of the Zika virus to enhance publi
Zika could affect the 2016 Olympics, Europe and Africa
Medical News Today / Posted 4 days ago
Experts are gearing up to monitor the spread of the Zika virus to enhance public health at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil and to deal with possible outbreaks in Africa and southern Europe, according to a review published in... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
ESCMID gathers more solid data to better assess Zika virus risks, prepares for possible outbreak in Africa, EuropeExperts at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
ESCMID gathers more solid data to better assess Zika virus risks, prepares for possible outbreak in Africa, Europe
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 days ago
Experts at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) – an organization promoting research, risk assessment, knowledge sharing and best practices in the fight against infectious diseases – are developing tools to... Read more
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Perth Now
All about our Newspapers in Education seriesStudents focus on the Anzac spirit in The Sunday Times News in Education series
All about our Newspapers in Education series
Perth Now / Posted 4 days ago
Students focus on the Anzac spirit in The Sunday Times News in Education series for term 1, Forever Heroes, The Western Front. WELCOME to The Sunday Times Newspapers in Education series for 2016. Each school term we will provide you with excellent... Read more
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Gazette News
Firstsite announces new directorFIRSTSITE'S trustees have appointed "one of the brightest stars of the arts wor
Firstsite announces new director
Gazette News / Posted 4 days ago
FIRSTSITE'S trustees have appointed "one of the brightest stars of the arts world" to run the venue. Sally Shaw will take on the role of director at the controversial Colchester gallery in April. Ms Shaw's accolades include having been Deputy Head... Read more
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Daily Mail
Ennis-Hill on alert as stars look to boycott Rio because of Zika virusJessica Ennis-Hill on alert as stars look to boycott Rio 2016 because of Zika v
Ennis-Hill on alert as stars look to boycott Rio because of Zika virus
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Jessica Ennis-Hill on alert as stars look to boycott Rio 2016 because of Zika virus fears The Rio Olympics faces a boycott from some of its biggest female stars Jessica Ennis-Hill is monitoring developments with six months left to go Zika is... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Zika mosquitoes not guaranteed to lie low for Rio OlympicsThe logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are pictu
Zika mosquitoes not guaranteed to lie low for Rio Olympics
Reuters Sports News / Posted 5 days ago
The logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are pictured next to a message on a screen that reads ''Message about Zika'' during a media briefing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 2, 2016. RIO DE JANEIRO Alarmed by the... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics if fear ZikaThe logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are pictu
U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics if fear Zika
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
The logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are pictured next to a message on a screen that reads ''Message about Zika'' during a media briefing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 2, 2016. NEW YORK The United States... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Exclusive: U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics if fear Zika: officialsThe logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are pictu
Exclusive: U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics if fear Zika: officials
Reuters Sports News / Posted 6 days ago
The logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are pictured next to a message on a screen that reads ''Message about Zika'' during a media briefing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 2, 2016. NEW YORK The United States... Read more
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NBC News
Six Months to Rio: 16 Facts on the 2016 OlympicsWith exactly six months to go until the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics i
Six Months to Rio: 16 Facts on the 2016 Olympics
NBC News / Posted 9 days ago
With exactly six months to go until the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, here are 16 things you need to know about the historic event. 1 - Rio 2016 will be the first time in Olympic history that a South American... Read more
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thebee
British Olympic Hopefuls Warned Over ZikaBritish Olympic hopefuls have been warned to take precautions against the Zika
British Olympic Hopefuls Warned Over Zika
thebee / Posted 9 days ago
British Olympic hopefuls have been warned to take precautions against the Zika virus if they are selected for the Rio Games. With six months to go until the Games begin in Brazil, the British Olympic Association has compiled a guidance note based on... Read more
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Al.com
Lakeshore Foundation sending 8 to wheelchair rugby exchange program in RussiaLakeshore Foundation, in partnership with Project Harmony Inc. and Public Affai
Lakeshore Foundation sending 8 to wheelchair rugby exchange program in Russia
Al.com / Posted 9 days ago
Lakeshore Foundation, in partnership with Project Harmony Inc. and Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, have announced eight candidates selected for the rugby exchange program in Russia in May. Lakeshore Foundation describes this... Read more
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birminghammail
1,500 pupils set to compete in Birmingham School GamesHundreds of pupils will be donning their trainers to take part in the Birmingha
1,500 pupils set to compete in Birmingham School Games
birminghammail / Posted 10 days ago
Hundreds of pupils will be donning their trainers to take part in the Birmingham School Games in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. More than 1,500 youngsters from over 100 primary, secondary and special educational needs schools will be going for... Read more
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The Zimbabwe Standard
ZNPC desperate for big team THE success-starved Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee (ZNPC) has stepped
ZNPC desperate for big team
The Zimbabwe Standard / Posted 10 days ago
THE success-starved Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee (ZNPC) has stepped up efforts to increase the number of athletes that will represent the country at the Rio Paralympic Games by opening the door to all athletes... Read more
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Daily Record
Our Heroes 2016: Disabled swimmer born beat the odds to become Paralympic hopeDoctors warned he had just three per cent chance of survival and ­diagnosed Cro
Our Heroes 2016: Disabled swimmer born beat the odds to become Paralympic hope
Daily Record / Posted 10 days ago
Doctors warned he had just three per cent chance of survival and ­diagnosed Crouzon syndrome, which causes the brain and skull to fuse together. Scott underwent pioneering surgery where medics broke every bone in his face, reshaped his skull and... Read more
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Perth Now
Countdown to Rio for West AussiesWA gymnast Lauren Mitchell who hopes to be bound for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Pic
Countdown to Rio for West Aussies
Perth Now / Posted 10 days ago
WA gymnast Lauren Mitchell who hopes to be bound for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Picture: Richard Hatherly WITH six months to go, WA’S Olympians and Paralympians are already pushing their bodies to the limits, desperate to make the cut and get to Rio. We... Read more
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Times of Malta
Leeper eligible for Paralympics despite ban for cocaine useAmerican double amputee sprinter Blake Leeper will be eligible to compete in th
Leeper eligible for Paralympics despite ban for cocaine use
Times of Malta / Posted 11 days ago
American double amputee sprinter Blake Leeper will be eligible to compete in the Paralympics this summer despite being handed a one-year ban for using cocaine, the United States Anti-doping Agency has announced yesterday. The 25-year-old tested... Read more
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Business Wire
The Hartford Extends Founding Partnership With U.S. Paralympics Through 2020A leading U.S. provider of group disability insurance, The Hartford will contin
The Hartford Extends Founding Partnership With U.S. Paralympics Through 2020
Business Wire / Posted 12 days ago
A leading U.S. provider of group disability insurance, The Hartford will continue as the Official Disability Insurance Sponsor of U.S. Paralympics through 2020. In addition, the insurer will be the presenting sponsor of the Male Paralympic Athlete of... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Para-athletes inspire on canvasPara-athlete Cameron Leslie views the portrait artist Amber Stephens that paint
Para-athletes inspire on canvas
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 days ago
Para-athlete Cameron Leslie views the portrait artist Amber Stephens that painted of him that will be on display in Northland from this week as part of the Spirit of Gold Collection Tour. A unique exhibition of artworks featuring some of the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Amputee vet who left Prince Harry 'in awe' undergoes second amputationPrince Harry 'in awe' admits she felt 'robbed' after being forced to go a SECON
Amputee vet who left Prince Harry 'in awe' undergoes second amputation
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
Prince Harry 'in awe' admits she felt 'robbed' after being forced to go a SECOND amputation on her leg months after the first Just before getting her leg amputated below the knee last year, she joined Prince Harry on a 1,000-mile charity... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
ZNPC Desperate for Big TeamTHE success-starved Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee (ZNPC) has stepped u
ZNPC Desperate for Big Team
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
THE success-starved Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee (ZNPC) has stepped up efforts to increase the number of athletes that will represent the country at the Rio Paralympic Games by opening the door to all athletes who feel they have what it... Read more
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Vail Daily
Paralympic gold medalist Alana Nichols’ tale is one of sweat, sport and determinationOlympians and Paralympians have a habit of seeing their world in “quads” or fou
Paralympic gold medalist Alana Nichols’ tale is one of sweat, sport and determination
Vail Daily / Posted 15 days ago
Olympians and Paralympians have a habit of seeing their world in “quads” or four-year blocks between Olympic and Paralympic competition. That span is when athletes train, building their bodies and developing mindsets worthy of competing against the... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Former Arborfield Paralympian star pursues career in the mediaSimon Goodall took up the sport as a teenager in 1992 when the Derbyshire Assoc
Former Arborfield Paralympian star pursues career in the media
Reading Evening Post / Posted 15 days ago
Simon Goodall took up the sport as a teenager in 1992 when the Derbyshire Association for the Blind introduced it to him and he swiftly established himself in the Great Britain side. But after representing his country at various tournaments... Read more
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The Maui News
Former Maui resident in field for X Games adaptive snowboardingThe 29-year-old will be seeking his second X Games victory - the final is sched
Former Maui resident in field for X Games adaptive snowboarding
The Maui News / Posted 16 days ago
The 29-year-old will be seeking his second X Games victory - the final is scheduled for Sunday. The Paralympics snowboardcross champion in 2014, Strong earned an X Games title in adaptive boardercross in 2011. Strong underwent a partial amputation... Read more
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Evening Standard
RJ Mitte on dating and disabilityWhen you have a disability, a lot of people think ‘liability’,” says RJ Mitte.
RJ Mitte on dating and disability
Evening Standard / Posted 16 days ago
When you have a disability, a lot of people think ‘liability’,” says RJ Mitte. “They see a disability as a weakness, an illness — something that needs to be fixed or cured.” The 23-year-old actor speaks from experience, having been diagnosed with... Read more
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walesonline
Three-quarters of Welsh drivers say drink-drive limit should be loweredAlcohol Concern Cymru asked 500 drivers in Wales for their views on lowering th
Three-quarters of Welsh drivers say drink-drive limit should be lowered
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
Alcohol Concern Cymru asked 500 drivers in Wales for their views on lowering the blood alcohol limit for driving from 80mg per 100ml of blood to 50mg – a move which came into force in Scotland in 2014. The survey found that 76% of Welsh motorists... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
77 support lower drink-driving limit, says alcohol health groupMore than three quarters of people polled about drink driving support reducing
77 support lower drink-driving limit, says alcohol health group
Streatham Guardian / Posted 16 days ago
More than three quarters of people polled about drink driving support reducing the limit in England and Wales to the same as Scotland, an alcohol health group has said. The findings were published on the day the House of Lords will debate a Private... Read more
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Bury Times
77 support lower drink-driving limit, says alcohol health groupMore than three quarters of people polled about drink driving support reducing
77 support lower drink-driving limit, says alcohol health group
Bury Times / Posted 16 days ago
More than three quarters of people polled about drink driving support reducing the limit in England and Wales to the same as Scotland, an alcohol health group has said. The findings were published on the day the House of Lords will debate a Private... Read more
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guardian-series
77 support lower drink-driving limit, says alcohol health groupMore than three quarters of people polled about drink driving support reducing
77 support lower drink-driving limit, says alcohol health group
guardian-series / Posted 16 days ago
More than three quarters of people polled about drink driving support reducing the limit in England and Wales to the same as Scotland, an alcohol health group has said. The findings were published on the day the House of Lords will debate a Private... Read more
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TSN
Canadian Olympic athletes hope for bigger payday after rule changeTSN Senior Correspondent Canadian soccer star Kaylyn Kyle is a pitchwoman for
Canadian Olympic athletes hope for bigger payday after rule change
TSN / Posted 17 days ago
TSN Senior Correspondent Canadian soccer star Kaylyn Kyle is a pitchwoman for the sportswear company Under Armour. A 27-year-old midfielder, Kyle is also expected to be one of the most visible Canadian athletes competing at the Summer Olympics in... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Researchers believe aliens already extinctAstronomers unfazed by theory aliens could already be extinct As the biggest-e
Researchers believe aliens already extinct
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 18 days ago
Astronomers unfazed by theory aliens could already be extinct As the biggest-ever search for alien life gets underway this year, two Australian researchers have suggested life on other planets could already be extinct. Charley Lineweaver from the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
A second shot at love for Aishah and AzizSINGAPORE: Sitting centimetres apart on the sofa, Abd Aziz Jantan and Aishah Sa
A second shot at love for Aishah and Aziz
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
SINGAPORE: Sitting centimetres apart on the sofa, Abd Aziz Jantan and Aishah Samad share a glance and, imperceptibly, his hand moves to rest on her knee. He gives her stump a light squeeze of support as Aishah, a quadruple-amputee, talks about her... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Prosecutors to Oppose Pistorius' Appeal Against ConvictionState lawyers have said they will oppose Oscar Pistorius' bid to appeal for a l
Prosecutors to Oppose Pistorius' Appeal Against Conviction
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
State lawyers have said they will oppose Oscar Pistorius' bid to appeal for a lesser conviction after he was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend. The Constitutional Court would be the athlete's final legal recourse. In an affidavit addressed to... Read more
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Western Advocate
Bathurst's Australia Day ambassador is an athlete, lawyer, film starWilliams, 27, has combined a competitive swimming career with a career in law a
Bathurst's Australia Day ambassador is an athlete, lawyer, film star
Western Advocate / Posted 21 days ago
Williams, 27, has combined a competitive swimming career with a career in law after graduating from Bond University on the Gold Coast with honours in a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Relations in 2013. Her career took an... Read more
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Bury Free Press
Maya, 15, gains selection for England programmeA teenage basketball player from Bury St Edmunds has been selected into the Eng
Maya, 15, gains selection for England programme
Bury Free Press / Posted 21 days ago
A teenage basketball player from Bury St Edmunds has been selected into the England under-17 women’s programme. County Upper School pupil Maya Price, 15, has continued her rise in the sport after being chosen for an age group programme for the third... Read more
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walesonline
Cycling coach Sir David Brailsford takes a trip down memory lane in Welsh soapThe general manager of Team Sky appeared in Friday’s episode of the BBC’s Welsh
Cycling coach Sir David Brailsford takes a trip down memory lane in Welsh soap
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
The general manager of Team Sky appeared in Friday’s episode of the BBC’s Welsh-language soap opera to officially launch a new leisure equipment retail store Awyr Iach (Fresh Air). The cycling legend featured in Friday night’s episode of the soap,... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
A look back at Illawarra sporting starsThe Mercury is taking a trip down memory lane to celebrate some of the region’s
A look back at Illawarra sporting stars
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 22 days ago
The Mercury is taking a trip down memory lane to celebrate some of the region’s most successful athletes. From cyclists to sailboarders, swimmers to cricketers, the Illawarra has long been a breeding ground for some of Australia’s finest sporting... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in RioBEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championsh
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in Rio
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 22 days ago
BEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championships on the Gold Coast was nothing out of the ordinary for Bill Chaffey. But what came next was a little surreal for someone even as accomplished as the 40-year-old who... Read more
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News Mail
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in RioBEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championsh
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in Rio
News Mail / Posted 22 days ago
BEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championships on the Gold Coast was nothing out of the ordinary for Bill Chaffey. But what came next was a little surreal for someone even as accomplished as the 40-year-old who... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in RioBEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championsh
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in Rio
Daily Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
BEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championships on the Gold Coast was nothing out of the ordinary for Bill Chaffey. But what came next was a little surreal for someone even as accomplished as the 40-year-old who... Read more
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Northern Star
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in RioBEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championsh
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in Rio
Northern Star / Posted 22 days ago
BEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championships on the Gold Coast was nothing out of the ordinary for Bill Chaffey. But what came next was a little surreal for someone even as accomplished as the 40-year-old who... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in RioBEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championsh
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in Rio
The Daily Mercury / Posted 22 days ago
BEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championships on the Gold Coast was nothing out of the ordinary for Bill Chaffey. But what came next was a little surreal for someone even as accomplished as the 40-year-old who... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in RioBEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championsh
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in Rio
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
BEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championships on the Gold Coast was nothing out of the ordinary for Bill Chaffey. But what came next was a little surreal for someone even as accomplished as the 40-year-old who... Read more
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Queensland Times
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in RioBEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championsh
Accidental hero eyes debut Paralympic gold in Rio
Queensland Times / Posted 22 days ago
BEING first across the line at this month's Australian Paratriathlon Championships on the Gold Coast was nothing out of the ordinary for Bill Chaffey. But what came next was a little surreal for someone even as accomplished as the 40-year-old who... Read more
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Science Daily
Leadership study hints that age beats height"Conventional wisdom holds that leaders, in business and politics, are picked o
Leadership study hints that age beats height
Science Daily / Posted 25 days ago
"Conventional wisdom holds that leaders, in business and politics, are picked on the basis of their physical stature, where taller and bigger suggests a better leader," Prof Elgar said. "I wanted to know if this is true in sport," he added. Prof... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Call to limber up for Church Stretton community games « Shropshire StarChurch Stretton has seen a number of events where townsfolk have come together
Call to limber up for Church Stretton community games « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 25 days ago
Church Stretton has seen a number of events where townsfolk have come together for a day of sporting activities in recent years, but now is hoping to do so again to coincide with the Olympics this year. Alan Fox, a governor at Church Stretton... Read more
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PhysOrg
Leadership study hints that age beats heightHeight and weight data of almost 3,000 athletes from the 2012 London Olympic an
Leadership study hints that age beats height
PhysOrg / Posted 25 days ago
Height and weight data of almost 3,000 athletes from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games was analyzed for the University of Melbourne study. Credit: Flickr Professor Mark Elgar, an expert in evolutionary biology and animal behaviour from the... Read more
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