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Rio 2016: Russia Paralympics ban confirmed

Russia has lost its appeal against its ban from next month’s Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme.

Russia has lost its appeal against its ban from next month’s Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme.

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Rio Paralympic Games: charities hit out at funding shortfall

Charities have hit out at the precarious state of the 2016 Paralympic Games, which is likely to take place under the shadow of a huge funding crisis

Charities have hit out at the precarious state of the 2016 Paralympic Games, which is likely to take place under the shadow of a huge funding crisis

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Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban

Russia won’t take part in next month’s Rio Paralympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a ban imposed over the state-sponsored doping…

Russia won’t take part in next month’s Rio Paralympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a ban imposed over the state-sponsored doping…

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Crisis for Rio organisers lacking funds for Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Rio Olympic organisers could be facing a massive cash shortfall as fears increased on Monday funds designated for the

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Rio Olympic organisers could be facing a massive cash shortfall as fears increased on Monday funds designated for the

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Russia's Paralympic team banned from competing in Rio

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has imposed a blanket ban on Russian athletes from competing at the Rio Paralympics.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has imposed a blanket ban on Russian athletes from competing at the Rio Paralympics.

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Egypt: A champion prepares for the Paralympic Games

Ibrahim Hamato was 10 years old when he lost his arms in a train accident, despite that he has become a champion table tennis player and helped change the perception of disabled people in…

Ibrahim Hamato was 10 years old when he lost his arms in a train accident, despite that he has become a champion table tennis player and helped change the perception of disabled people in…

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Women's wheelchair basketball in Afghanistan

The final of the Afghanistan women’s wheelchair national basketball championship between Herat and Balkh provinces was held in the country’s capital

The final of the Afghanistan women’s wheelchair national basketball championship between Herat and Balkh provinces was held in the country’s capital

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Tokyo 2020 unveils Olympic and Paralympic emblems

Japanese organisers revealed Friday the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, five years to the day before the opening

Japanese organisers revealed Friday the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, five years to the day before the opening

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Viktoria Modesta: the world's first amputee pop star

She’s been dubbed the world's first amputee pop artist: at the age of 20, Viktoria Modesta asked doctors to remove her lower left leg, which had been

She’s been dubbed the world's first amputee pop artist: at the age of 20, Viktoria Modesta asked doctors to remove her lower left leg, which had been

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Video and photo evidence add to drama of Pistorius trial

South African prosecutors at the trial of Oscar Pistorius have shown a video of the athlete firing a gun at a shooting range as they began his

South African prosecutors at the trial of Oscar Pistorius have shown a video of the athlete firing a gun at a shooting range as they began his

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Obama hosts Olympians and Paralympians at White House

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle officially welcomed the 2014 US Olympic and Paralympic teams to the east room of the White house

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle officially welcomed the 2014 US Olympic and Paralympic teams to the east room of the White house