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     Visually Impaired Runners - Guides Available for Standard Chartered Marathon
Inspired by Henry Wanyoike, ambassador of the “Seeing is Believing” programme, a Singapore running group called Crazy2Tri hopes to guide visually impaired partners to complete at least 10km during the Standard Chartered Marathon 2008.
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     ParaLions Programme Launched in Ireland
The Paralympic Council of Ireland (PCI) recently launched its ParaLions Programme to encourage young people with a disability to become involved in Paralympic Sport and become a potential Irish athlete for the London 2012 Paralympic Games and beyond.
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     World Conference on Women and Sport in Jordan
The 4th International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on Women and Sport will take place for the first time in the Middle East, in Jordan, from 8 to 10 March, under the patronage of Their Majesties, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
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     Take Part in Wheelchair Tennis Friendly with RI Tennis Team
As part of its centennial anniversary celebrations, Raffles Institution is holding a Community Day 2008. The RI tennis team hopes to invite wheelchair players to join them in friendly tennis matches. If you have played wheelchair tennis before or are interested in this sport, why not join this event to rekindle that passion or learn from other tennis players?
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     3 Athletes with Disability voted into Team Singapore’s Top Sports Idols!
Thank you, our voters! Because of your dazzling support, three athletes with disability - 16-year-old swimmer Yip Pin Xiu, 21-year-old swimmer Theresa Goh Rui Si and 21-year-old sailor Jovin Tan Wei Qiang - were selected as Singapore’s Top Sports Idols!
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     Cheap and cute Post-It pads for a good cause! - HCI “Wheel to Paralympics” fund-raising project
Have you heard of Team Singapore’s participation in the Beijing Olympics later this year? Or Singapore hosting the Youth Olympics Games in 2010? Probably yes, but what about the Beijing Paralympics?
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     NIE Trainee Teachers Set Example - Supporting Athletes with Disability
The SDSC is proud to share that one of 2008’s first pledges of support for athletes with disability came from a trainee teachers’ group in the National Institute of Education (NIE). In January, a group of compassionate trainee teachers presented the Boccia team training under SDSC with a cheque of over $2,000. The money was raised painstakingly through a carnival held in NIE, organized by the group to showcase the unique sport of Boccia and how Boccia has benefited people with disability.
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     IPC Statement on Combining of Sport Classes
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board is opposed to offering medal events at IPC sanctioned competitions that combine sports classes for athletes with a visual impairment and blind together with those of other sport classes in head-to-head competition.
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     First Edition of ParaEmotion Released (Media)
Today, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has released the first edition of ParaEmotion on ParalympicSport.TV, its internet TV channel.
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     Second Laureus Award for Vergeer (Media)
Bonn, Germany – Yesterday, Dutch Wheelchair Tennis player Esther Vergeer was named Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability at the ninth Laureus World Sports Awards. The award was presented by Laureus World Sports Academy members Ilie Nastase and Marcel Desailly at a ceremony held at the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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     ParalympicSport.TV Gets New Look (Media)
Bonn, Germany - Today the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) re-launched its web TV channel ParalympicSport.TV.
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     Governing Board Meets in Bonn (Media)
Last weekend, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board (GB) concluded its 49th official meeting in Bonn, Germany.
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     Paralympian Ambassadors Announced (Media)
Today, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) proudly announced the launch of its Paralympian Ambassador Programme.
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