Archive for the ‘Sports/Paralympics’ Category

Cleanliness of Tokyo living spaces a priority for Canadian Paralympic Committee

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
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Making the transition from the Olympics to the Paralympics has always been a challenge for Games organizers, but the threat of COVID-19 has further raised the stakes as Canadian athletes and officials plan for this summer's competition in Tokyo.

Paralympians to get extra funding ahead of Tokyo Games

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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The International Paralympic Committee pledged on Thursday to give members and athletes their biggest-ever grants fund of $2.2 million US next year.

Ottawa selected to host 2026 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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The 2026 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship will be the largest team sport event for high-performance athletes with a disability in the world. It also marks the first time Canada will host a joint wheelchair basketball world championship for senior men and women.

Josh Dueck, 2014 gold medallist, named Canada’s chef de mission for ’22 Paralympics

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
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Paralympic champion Josh Dueck was named Canada's chef de mission for the 2022 Beijing Games on Wednesday.

Alex Zanardi moved to new hospital after reaching clinical, neurological stability

Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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Italian auto racing champion-turned Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi was transferred to a hospital in Padua on Saturday to continue his recovery, more than five months after he was seriously injured in a handbike crash.

Paralympian Brittany Hudak helping others through social work during pandemic

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
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After organizers cancelled the 2020 World Para-Nordic Ski Championships due to COVID-19 concerns, 2018 Paralympic bronze medallist Brittany Hudak of Prince Albert, Sask., pledged to find her own silver lining in the midst of the pandemic. She would turn to her degree in social work.

Double amputee’s Olympic hopes dashed after losing appeal against prosthetics ban

Monday, October 26th, 2020
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American double amputee Blake Leeper has lost his appeal against a ban on the running blades that allow him to compete with able-bodied athletes, ending his chances of taking part at the Tokyo Olympics next summer.

Despite horrific bike crash, Para-cyclist Kate O’Brien refuses to quit chasing her dreams

Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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Kate O'Brien went from bobsledder to track cyclist after narrowly missing out on qualifying for the 2014 Winter Games, but the 2016 Summer Olympian is a survivor above all. Overcoming a horrific bike crash that put her in a coma, O'Brien embodies the heart of a champion.

Canada’s Brent Lakatos wins London Marathon men’s wheelchair race

Sunday, October 4th, 2020
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A racing wheelchair that Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., designed earlier this year paid instant dividends on Sunday as he won the men's event at the London Marathon in one hour, 46 minutes and four seconds.

Paralympic cyclist Chernove chasing BC Epic 1000 record, but Tokyo remains top of mind

Friday, July 17th, 2020
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Starting July 18, Tristen Chernove departs from Fernie, B.C., and will bike over one thousand kilometres to Merritt. He also made the event a fundraiser with money going to the Paralympic Foundation, the same organization that helped Chernove transition into competitive cycling.