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Former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi showing 'signs of interaction', say doctors
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Former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi showing 'signs of interaction', say doctors

In a statement, the San Raffaele hospital in Milan said the 53-year-old "responds with transient and initial signs of interaction with the environment" to visual and acoustic stimuli.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With or without COVID-19 vaccine, India’s top athletes ready for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With or without COVID-19 vaccine, India’s top athletes ready for Games

Thursday marks six months since the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed. Can the Games be held without a vaccine next July? Firstpost spoke to seven Tokyo-bound athletes and two coaches about competing at the Games next July in the absence of a vaccine.

Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi released from intensive care after 'significant improvements'
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Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi released from intensive care after 'significant improvements'

Zanardi was moved back into intensive care last month, just three days after being transferred to a neurological rehabilitation centre. He was seriously injured in a handbike crash in June.

As pools remain closed, Paralympic swimmer Suyash Jadhav keeps Tokyo 2020 dreams afloat by training in pond
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As pools remain closed, Paralympic swimmer Suyash Jadhav keeps Tokyo 2020 dreams afloat by training in pond

With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting routines like nothing else before, swimmers like Suyash Jadhav have had to come up with creative, quick-fix solutions.

India's medal count at Tokyo Paralympics 'will be in double digits,' says Deepa Malik
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India's medal count at Tokyo Paralympics 'will be in double digits,' says Deepa Malik

Malik had won the silver in Rio after throwing the shot put at a distance of 4.61m.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains unchanged for next year, say organisers
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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains unchanged for next year, say organisers

The Paralympics open on 24 August, 2021, and close on 5 September. The Olympics are to open on 23 July.

Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi moved back into ICU after condition worsens
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Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi moved back into ICU after condition worsens

Alex Zanardi has been transferred to the intensive care unit at the San Raffaelle hospital in Milan after his condition became unstable.

Firstpost Masterclass: Devendra Jhajharia breaks down challenges of a para-athlete in javelin throw
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Firstpost Masterclass: Devendra Jhajharia breaks down challenges of a para-athlete in javelin throw

Lauded with Arjuna Award (2004), Padma Shri (2012) and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2017), Jhajharia talks about his journey, what differentiates an able-bodied javelin thrower from a differently-abled athlete and what his training regime looks like in Firstpost Masterclass.

Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi undergoes surgery to rebuild his face after handbike crash
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Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi undergoes surgery to rebuild his face after handbike crash

It was the third major operation that Zanardi has had since he crashed into an oncoming truck near the Tuscan town of Pienza on 19 June during a relay event.

Former Formula 1 driver and Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi undergoes second brain surgery after handbike accident
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Former Formula 1 driver and Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi undergoes second brain surgery after handbike accident

Alex Zanardi is an inspirational figure in the worlds of motorsport and Paralympic endeavour, a hugely popular and positive competitor who returned from life-changing injuries with a smile.

Fourth edition of Asian Youth Para Games to be held in Bahrain in December 2021
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Fourth edition of Asian Youth Para Games to be held in Bahrain in December 2021

An estimated 800 athletes under 20 years of age are expected to compete in nine sports including athletics, badminton, powerlifting, swimming and table tennis.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers say 'countermeasures' needed to combat coronavirus at Games, but don't specify what
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers say 'countermeasures' needed to combat coronavirus at Games, but don't specify what

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers say 'countermeasures' needed to combat coronavirus at Games. But what measures, exactly?

Deepa Malik confirms retiring from sport in September, says didn’t make news public while running for Indian Paralympic chief
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Deepa Malik confirms retiring from sport in September, says didn’t make news public while running for Indian Paralympic chief

Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to claim a medal in the Paralympic Games, has retired from active sports, a decision she took before becoming the Paralympic Committee of India President earlier this year but revealed only on Monday.

Paralympic Committee of India welcomes Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020's postponement, says 'absolutely the right thing to do'
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Paralympic Committee of India welcomes Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020's postponement, says 'absolutely the right thing to do'

President Deepa Malik had earlier said that "health of the athletes will always be our top priority".

Coronavirus Outbreak: Canada refuses to attend Tokyo Olympics 2020 and Paralympics due to COVID-19 threat
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Canada refuses to attend Tokyo Olympics 2020 and Paralympics due to COVID-19 threat

Canada’s withdrawal will add to growing pressure on the IOC to alter the schedule after criticism from a slew of current and former athletes with health concerns.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Man in charge of supplying over 10,000 flags says call on postponement needs to be made by end of March
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Man in charge of supplying over 10,000 flags says call on postponement needs to be made by end of March

A call needs to be made on whether to proceed with meticulous preparations for over 10,000 flags representing participating nations at this year’s Olympics

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC, local organisers going ahead with Games despite coronavirus threat, says Japan government spokesman
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC, local organisers going ahead with Games despite coronavirus threat, says Japan government spokesman

A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and local organisers are going as planned with the Tokyo Olympics despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC member Dick Pound says Games could be cancelled if coronavirus isn't controlled in next three months
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC member Dick Pound says Games could be cancelled if coronavirus isn't controlled in next three months

Pound said he would not favour a dispersal of events over various venues because that wouldn't constitute an Olympics

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With coronavirus epidemic showing no signs of slowing down, important questions answered
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With coronavirus epidemic showing no signs of slowing down, important questions answered

With coronavirus epidemic showing no signs of slowing down, here's a look at some of the most pressing questions about the virus and its threat to Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'United by Emotion' motto for Games and Paralympics, Naomi Osaka drives home message of inclusion
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'United by Emotion' motto for Games and Paralympics, Naomi Osaka drives home message of inclusion

Japan, which has long prided itself on being homogeneous, is becoming more ethnically diverse and Osaka, currently 10th in the world rankings, is often held up as the face of these changing times