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December 6, 2018 3:32 PM Lauren Steadman: Strictly Come Dancing has 'normalised' disability

Paralympic medallist Lauren Steadman says people's perceptions of her disability have changed since appearing on television show Strictly Come Dancing. The double world champion paratriathlete, 25, was born missing her lower right arm. She has reached the Strictly semi-final alongside dance partner AJ Pritchard. "Before, kids and adults would look at me and see my arm first 49

November 1, 2018 9:38 PM Sportswoman of the Year 2018: Dina Asher-Smith wins award following European golden triple

British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith has been named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year for 2018. In August, Asher-Smith became the first British woman to win triple European Championship gold, winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles in Berlin. England's Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning netball team won the Team of the Year award. "It feels 35

August 19, 2018 11:11 PM 'Underwater, I'm a normal person'

‘In the water I can do whatever I want,’ Jendi Pangabean said. He lost his left leg when he was 12 years old, but he never gave up. He is currently one of the fastest para-swimmers in Southeast Asia and won five gold medals at last year's ASEAN Para Games. Being a Paralympic athlete also made life meaningful for Ni Nengah Widiasih. She won Indonesia’s 36

June 26, 2018 2:14 AM Revealed: The sad reason why paralympic gold medallist Dylan Alcott had to LIE on all job applications just so he secured an interview

A basketball and tennis champion who is also a radio DJ has admitted he had to lie on a job application. Dylan Alcott, who won gold at the Beijing and Rio Paralympics in two different sports, said telling the truth in the online forms was often costly. The 27-year-old Melbourne-based athlete and motivational speaker told of why lying about his disability 31

May 13, 2018 6:45 AM 'Tessa Jowell's dignity and courage inspirational'

Tributes from across the political spectrum have poured in, including from former prime ministers Tony Blair and David Cameron. Baroness Jowell,70, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in May last year, suffered a haemorrhage on Friday, and had been in a coma until her death on Saturday her family said. Sharing a photo of her with Baroness Jowell, the Prime 96

March 9, 2018 1:46 PM Paralympics 2018 are celebrated by Google Doodle

Over the course of 10 days, over six hundred athletes from 80 countries will take part in the games, aiming to win as many of the 80 awards up for grabs. The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport international competition that features athletes with disabilities that include limb deficiency, limited muscle power like paraplegia and muscular dystrophy, vision 195

March 5, 2018 8:02 AM Fighters battle it in the boxing ring in wheelchairs

It’s not unusual to see fighters battling it out in a boxing ring – but not when they are both in wheelchairs. Former soldier Chris “Legless” Middleton and coach Colin Wood put on a showcase of wheelchair boxing at the Metropole Hotel, Brighton, as part of a dinner show to raise money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. A Brighton and Hove Amateur 47

February 7, 2018 5:51 PM 2024 Paris Olympics to take place from July 26 to August 11, one week earlier than originally proposed

The 2024 Olympics will take place from July 26 to August 11 in Paris, organisers have announced. Paris will become the second city after London to host the Olympics three times. The occasion will mark the 100th anniversary since the last time the French capital hosted the Games. The Paralympics have been scheduled to be held between August 28 and September 62

January 29, 2018 10:56 AM Winter Paralympics 2018: Russia ban upheld for Pyeongchang but neutrals can compete

The ban on Russia competing at the 2018 Winter Paralympics has been upheld by the International Paralympic Committee. But Russian Para-athletes who can prove they are clean will be allowed to compete in Pyeongchang as neutrals. The decision comes after only three of five key measures needed for reinstatement, set out by an independent taskforce, were met. The IPC said there 32

November 10, 2017 12:20 PM Paralympic decision on Russia by end of the year

PARIS (AP) - A decision on whether Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the Pyeongchang Paralympics is expected by the end of the year. International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons, speaking during a visit to Paris, said Friday that the IPC task force will meet in December following a meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency's 27