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London Paralympics gold medallist Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia aged 40
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London Paralympics gold medallist Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia aged 40

Belgian Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort ended her life through euthanasia at the age of 40 on Tuesday, Belgian media reported.

Rio Paralympics 2016 Highlights: From overcoming all odds to beating Olympic records
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Rio Paralympics 2016 Highlights: From overcoming all odds to beating Olympic records

The Rio Paralympics featured thrilling victories, records, tears -- and controversy. Here are highlights of the first Games ever held in South America, which end Sunday.

Paralympics 2016: Belgian Paralympian has euthanasia papers prepared but is not ready to die yet
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Paralympics 2016: Belgian Paralympian has euthanasia papers prepared but is not ready to die yet

Belgium Paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who shocked the world with her revelation that she wants to be euthanized, says she's not ready to die quite yet.