Archive for the ‘Sports/Paralympics’ Category

Toyota halts use of self-driving vehicle at Paralympic village after collision with visually impaired athlete

Sunday, August 29th, 2021
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Toyota has suspended use of all of its self-driving e-Palette transportation pods at the Tokyo Paralympic Games village.

1st Tokyo 2020 Paralympian hospitalized due to COVID-19: report

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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A foreign athlete participating in the Paralympic Games in Japan has been hospitalized with non-severe symptoms of COVID-19, Kyodo News said on Thursday, citing the Games' organizing committee.

Canadian Paralympians ready to push movement forward as Games set to begin

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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After a year delay and in the midst of the incessant pandemic, Canadian Paralympians say they're set to push the Paralympic movement forward.

Afghanistan flag to be displayed in Paralympic ceremony despite absence of athletes

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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The Afghanistan flag will be displayed in Tuesday's opening ceremony of the Paralympics even though the country's athletes were not able to get to Tokyo to compete.

Canadian goalball veterans count on ‘6th sense’ as they seek elusive medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Friday, August 20th, 2021
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Amy Burk and Whitney Bogart have an on-court chemistry that transcends sight, sound and touch. They have an innate sense of where the other is on the floor during a game of goalball, the sport for visually impaired athletes in which they will compete for Canada at next week's Tokyo Paralympics.

Canadian wheelchair basketballer Nik Goncin ready to tackle Tokyo Paralympics

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
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After 12 years of juggling his Paralympic career and studies, Canadian wheelchair basketball star Nik Goncin wrapped up his prosthetics and orthotics program at George Brown College in May, just in time to focus his attention on challenging for a medal in Tokyo.

Your guide to the Tokyo Paralympics

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
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CBC Sports' daily newsletter breaks down everything you need to know for the Paralympics, including Canadian medal contenders and how you can watch.

Canada sending 128 athletes to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Sunday, August 8th, 2021
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Canada is sending 128 athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which begin Aug. 24. The team is comprised of athletes representing 11 provinces and territories and features 71 women and 57 men.

Canadian Para taekwando athlete Anthony Cappello denied exemption, won’t compete in Tokyo

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
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Anthony Cappello, a Canadian medal hopeful in para taekwondo, has lost his bid for an exemption that might have allowed him to compete at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Canada to play U.S. for gold after defeating Russia at para-hockey worlds

Friday, June 25th, 2021
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Canada will play the United States for gold at the 2021 IPC World Para Hockey Championship after downing Russia 2-1 on Friday.