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2024 Paralympics in Paris won't open in stadium
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2024 Paralympics in Paris won't open in stadium

Paris organisers on Thursday announced their opening ceremony plans for the Paralympics, an event with 4,400 athletes that will follow the first post-COVID-19 pandemic Olympics in less than two years.

Para-athlete Vinod Kumar banned for 2 years for 'misrepresenting abilities' during Tokyo Paralympics
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Para-athlete Vinod Kumar banned for 2 years for 'misrepresenting abilities' during Tokyo Paralympics

The Board of Appeal of Classification (BAC), an independent body, said the 41-year-old discus thrower will be ineligible to compete in para-athletics competition until August 2023.

Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022 open amid storm of controversy over athlete ban
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Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022 open amid storm of controversy over athlete ban

The sound and light show spectacular capped off a week of high drama and wrangling among officials on the sidelines.

Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022: As war rages, Games opening in Beijing without Russia
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Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022: As war rages, Games opening in Beijing without Russia

The 2022 Winter Paralympics open Friday in Beijing, with the Russian athletes sent home and the Ukrainian team escaping a war zone to get here.

Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022: Games to open in storm of controversy over Ukraine invasion
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Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022: Games to open in storm of controversy over Ukraine invasion

An eleventh-hour reversal to ban Russian athletes has marred the lead-up to Friday's opening of the Beijing Winter Paralympics.

Paralympics medallist Sharad Kumar worried about his coach in Ukraine
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Paralympics medallist Sharad Kumar worried about his coach in Ukraine

Kumar had trained in Kharkiv under Nikitin Yevhen for more than four years before winning a high jump bronze in Tokyo Paralympics last year

Beijing seals off its Winter Olympic 'bubble' as it prepares for strictest sporting event since pandemic
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Beijing seals off its Winter Olympic 'bubble' as it prepares for strictest sporting event since pandemic

China, where the virus emerged toward the end of 2019, has pursued a zero-tolerance strategy on COVID-19 and is taking the same approach to limit the pandemic's potential impact on the February 4-20 Winter Olympics and subsequent Paralympics.

Tokyo Paralympics champion Pramod Bhagat nominated for Para Badminton Player of Year
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Tokyo Paralympics champion Pramod Bhagat nominated for Para Badminton Player of Year

The 33-year-old Bhagat, who had contracted polio when he was four years old, picked up the sport after watching his neighbours play

Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Pramod Bhagat expects India to double its tally at Paris Paralympics
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Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Pramod Bhagat expects India to double its tally at Paris Paralympics

India had returned with its best-ever performance from the Tokyo Paralympics, winning 19 medals — five gold, eight silver, six bronze. The country's previous best tally at one edition of the Paralympic Games was four.

'People now recognise me': Tokyo gold medallist Sumit Antil on new-found fame
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'People now recognise me': Tokyo gold medallist Sumit Antil on new-found fame

There were many discoveries made in the difficult year that was 2020 by Sumit Antil but one most important breakthrough was finding the right prosthetic leg that changed his life.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says official costs of Games will be known early next year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says official costs of Games will be known early next year

Although the official cost for Tokyo 2020 has been listed as $15.4 billion, several government audits have shown costs may be much higher. Olympic costs are notoriously difficult to track, but no matter the actual cost, most of it is public money.

Paralympics bronze medal winner Sharad Kumar diagnosed with heart inflammation
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Paralympics bronze medal winner Sharad Kumar diagnosed with heart inflammation

The-29-year-old Patna-born athlete, who stays in Chhatarpur, was discharged from the medical facility earlier this week but had to come back for some more tests.

Paralympics bronze winner Sharad Kumar admitted to AIIMS after chest congestion, says feeling better
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Paralympics bronze winner Sharad Kumar admitted to AIIMS after chest congestion, says feeling better

Sharad Kumar won a bronze in the T-42 high jump event in the Tokyo Paralympics on 31 August.

Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC urges teams to ask for more vaccines ahead of next year's Games
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Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC urges teams to ask for more vaccines ahead of next year's Games

Health officials in China said this week that more than one billion people, or 72 percent of the country's 1.4 billion citizens, have been fully vaccinated.

Paralympics gold medallist Pramod Bhagat says he learnt to stay calm under pressure from Sachin Tendulkar
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Paralympics gold medallist Pramod Bhagat says he learnt to stay calm under pressure from Sachin Tendulkar

The 33-year-old Indian, who had contracted polio when he was four years old, showed great mental fortitude as he recovered from an eight-point deficit in the second game to come up trumps against his opponent.

I get motivation, inspiration from you all: PM Narendra Modi in his interaction with Paralympians
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I get motivation, inspiration from you all: PM Narendra Modi in his interaction with Paralympians

The PM said the achievements of the para athletes will help develop a sporting culture in the country.

After record-setting Tokyo 2020, PCI aims for 25 medals, including 10 golds, at Paris 2024
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After record-setting Tokyo 2020, PCI aims for 25 medals, including 10 golds, at Paris 2024

India's Paralympians returned from Tokyo 2020 with an unprecedented medal haul of five golds, eight silver and six bronze medals. This was India's best-ever Paralympics campaign.

What makes PM Modi nervous? Here's what he told India's Tokyo Paralympians
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What makes PM Modi nervous? Here's what he told India's Tokyo Paralympians

Thursday morning was a special one for the Paralympians who were able to experience the personal touch of the PM while he connected with them during the function

PM Narendra Modi hosts India Paralympic contingent, presented with autographed stole
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PM Narendra Modi hosts India Paralympic contingent, presented with autographed stole

PM said the Paralympians' achievements will significantly boost the morale of the entire sporting community in the country

Archer Harvinder Singh credits Tokyo Paralympics bronze to 'practice of tie shots, breathing exercises'
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Archer Harvinder Singh credits Tokyo Paralympics bronze to 'practice of tie shots, breathing exercises'

Harvinder, whose legs stopped functioning properly due to adverse effect from an injection during his childhood, won a historic archery bronze in the men's individual recurve event in the just-concluded Tokyo Paralympics.