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     Rolling Good Times at United World College
If you have ever watched “Murderball” before, you would have loved the excitement at United World College on 12 May.
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     Disability Sports Conference 2007 - In Pursuit for Inclusion of the Disabled
Graced by Mr Michael Palmer, Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, the 3-day sports conference started off with his opening address on the pursuit for inclusion of the disabled through public education.
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     Food Is Sinful… NOT! (Part 1/2)
With better cooking techniques and fusion food, we can officially welcome the age of new gastronomic sensations! Indeed, science has its benefits on food. This time, you are in for some surprises. Foods that we thought were bad actually do have some nutritional value after all!
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     Attainment at Arafura
Five athletes representing SDSC left Singapore in mid-May for Darwin, Australia, to participate in one of the most challenging games of the season – the Arafura Games. The Arafura Games has a deep tradition and strong reputation for being one of the world’s leading multi-cultural sports events that seeks to develop sporting potential.
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     Laureus Awards – A celebration of sports extraordinaires across all disciplines and abilities
The 2007 Laureus World Sports Awards was held in Spain, Barcelona on 1 April 2007. More than 650 guests, including some of the hottest stars from the sports, entertainment and business industries, attended the Laureus World Sports Awards launch party that evening at popular nightspot - Shoko Lounge Club. This year’s event was hosted by Hollywood star Cuba Gooding Jr.
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     Registration for Boccia Workshop opens
Boccia is a sport that is specially designed to cater to athletes with severe disability. It is played by people with cerebral palsy and other locomotor disabilities that affect one’s motor skills. The aim of boccia is to throw leather balls as close to a white target ball or better known as jack. Firstly, the jack is thrown. Subsequently, each player or team take turns to throw their balls towards the jack. A referee will measure the distance between the ball and the jack and award points accordingly. And of course, the team or player with the highest score wins the game!
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     National Track and Field Championship 2007 – Registration is open!
The National Track & Field Championship 2007 is coming up! And we want YOU to participate in this meaningful event! Play a part in furthering the sporting development and growth in Singapore and bringing the local sports scene to a higher level!
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     Aviva Open thrills with badminton clinic for deaf players
It was a very special Saturday for athletes from the deaf badminton team as Grundfos, one of the sponsors for the Aviva Singapore Badminton Open 2007, had organized a series of activities for them. Not only was there a badminton clinic arranged for them where they got to learn some pointers from world-class players like the former world champion Thomas Lund and men doubles player Simon Mollyhus, they were also invited to watch the semi-final matches.
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     Thank you for com[ing]-and-play[ing] with us!
On 28 April 2007, groups of all ages turned up ready for sporting action at the Come and Play Day at Singapore Management University’s School of Accountancy. Beginning from 9.30 am, the event showcased many sports played by the disabled such as sailing, wheelchair basketball, and the relatively new hand cycling. Organized by SDSC, the day saw support from other firms like Hewlett Packard Singapore and TCM Professional Centre as well.
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     YES we have This-Ability to swim
On 22 April, a ‘Swimming for This-Ability’ workshop was held at Jalan Besar Swimming Complex. Conducted by two special trainers from Aqua Fins, the workshop sought to increase the awareness of swimming for the physically disabled, to develop sporting competency, and to understand the principles of movement in water. This workshop attracted teachers from various institutions such as Spastic Children’s Association School, as well as parents and members of the public.
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     Conquering your Everest - Talk by Mark Inglis, double amputee who scaled Everest’s heights
What kind of fall we experienced has made us what we are now.
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     Trivia - May 2007
With the National Track and Field Championship just around the corner (21 & 28 July 2007), here are some fascinating trivia about Track and Field from all over the world!
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     Sporting Singapore Inspiration Awards (SSIA) 2007
The Sporting Singapore Inspiration Awards (SSIA) 2007 is an initiative by the Singapore Sports Council to give recognition to deserving individuals and organisations for their selfless and unflagging efforts and commitment towards a Sporting Singapore. Nominations/Applications for the Awards are now on until 30 May 2007.
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     Nominate Stars of SHINE 2007
Jointly organised by the National Youth Council (NYC) and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS)
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     Watch The Rollers - world-ranked No.2 basketball team - against Singapore team this Sat!
Here’s your chance to witness a groundbreaking match between world-ranked No. 2 wheelchair basketball men’s team - The Rollers (Australia) and our Singapore home team (from Handicapped Welfare Association) at the United World College this Saturday. The match will be the highlight of a wheelchair basketball clinic.
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     Winners of the Disability Sports Conference 2007 Lucky Draw and Competitions!
The lucky draw and competitions were held at the "Come and Play Day 2007" at the Singapore Management University (SMU) on the 28 April 2007. The Singapore Disability Sports Council would like to congratulate the following winners
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     Six local swimmers bring 24 new personal bests back, with 2 rewritten world records by Theresa Goh (Media)
The six elite swimmers with disability return from British International Disability Swimming Championship 2007 and 21st International German Championship 2007 today.
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