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Paris 2024 Olympics, Paralympics mascot is a smiling hat

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 weeks ago

Paris 2024 Olympics, Paralympics mascot is a smiling hat

"A Red Hat with a lot of symbolic meaning in France has been selected as the mascot for the 2024 Paris Olympics If he is It's known as a friesian cap and is worn by Mary Ann Francis personification of liberty who can be found everywhere from schoolrooms to stamps usually leading the troops during the French Revolution The two 2024 Olympic mascots are dubbed together a lay fridge and look kind of like a pair of floppy red triangles with friendly faces a tricolor ribbon and bright sneakers the Paralympic version features a prosthetic leg Organizers say they wanted something that represented an ideal and chose the cap as an allegory of freedom that embodies the ability we have when we collectively decide to rise up to strive for something better I am Jennifer King

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"paralympics" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

07:18 min | 9 months ago

"paralympics" Discussed on The Lead

"The paralympics are wrapping up their first week of competition and one of the biggest storylines has been the incredible performances of athletes from Ukraine. That time's coming and going as well. It is a sweet for Ukraine, bronze for liashenko. Buoy takes gold and caught it over silver. Today, some of the best stories you might have missed from the games, including controversies, comebacks, and highlights from Team USA. From wondering the athletic, I'm under skeleton. And I'm Tiffany oshinsky. It's Friday, march 11th, and this is the lead. We have been down this road before. It's time to bring back our favorite Olympics and paralympics expert. A man we have pulled away from little league practice, dusted off and plopped behind the mic yet again, senior producer master out. That little league field is so, so, so very dusty. Thank you guys. This is a welcome respite from the grind of a long baseball season. Matt, I feel like baseball season hasn't even started yet. Tiff, don't go telling that to this little league. They go hard. Let me tell you. Stop, you should start selling tickets to your kids little league games during the next month or so while we're waiting for MLB season to start. However, the nachos at your local concession stand. I would describe them as good not great. This is how you fix it. Throw some gummy bears, pop rocks, and maybe chocolate syrup on them. And I mean, you'll basically find that in a major league stadium anywhere in this country. Maybe you got yourself a stew. That sounds either amazing or disgusting. I am not sure. Disgusting takes it in a landslide honors. All right guys, well, let's get down to business here. The paralympics are in full swing, but before we get into what's been happening, I do want to clarify something because I think this is something a lot of people don't know. The term paralympics that is not a reference to athletes being paralyzed or anything like that. It's called para because it runs parallel to the regular Olympics. That was the idea when they came up with the name way back when. You know, this is an event that started out for British soldiers after World War II and has since been expanded to include athletes with a very wide range of physical disabilities and it of course is now one of the biggest international sports competitions in the world. Just wanted to point that out. And I'll just add that from the perspective of someone who has covered a bunch of Olympic Games. I can tell you there is definitely a burnout factor. After 30 something days working more or less nonstop, you're pretty much done. I mean, I basically never want to see anything Olympic or even sports related again. And having worked on the paralympics, it's a pretty quick turnaround to get back in that mode again. But what I've found is you quickly get energized all over again because you're talking about great athletes, totally exciting competition and some really powerful stories. All right, well, let's start with the big news that came out even before the competition began last week. Yesterday, the IPC board took a position which was aligned with our mission. Last Thursday, international Paralympic committee president Andrew Parsons announced that athletes from Russia and Belarus would be banned because of their government's actions over the war in Ukraine. However, it is clear that maybe now due to the current situation, that is no longer possible. And he cited what's called the Olympic truce, which is this idea that goes all the way back to the earliest days of the Olympics in ancient Greece. This idea that there must not be war during the games. From the impacted countries, we are very sorry that you're affected by the decisions that your government took last week in bridge in the Olympics. You are victims of your government's actions. Yeah, I mean, you never want to punish athletes for something that is not their doing, but this was a powerful message that, frankly, many people wondered if it would even be sent, then during his opening remarks, Parsons also made a strong plea for peace and definitely did not men's words when talking about the war in Ukraine. As the leader of organization with inclusion at its core, where diversity celebrated and differences embrace it, I am horrified at what is taking place in the world right now. The 21st century is a time for dialog and diplomacy, not war and hate. And he reiterated this idea that one of the goals of the Olympics and paralympics is to promote peace understanding and inclusion. And meanwhile, members of Ukraine's delegation arrived right around the time the war was beginning, and even before the opening ceremony started, as you can hear from the NBC broadcast, those athletes were really the center of attention from other athletes around the world. As they're walking around here, cameras are flashing, they're being crowded. Everybody really wants to see them. And I think part of that is because so many people empathize with them and the journey that they've taken to get to this point. They held up a banner that said, stop war, peace for Ukraine. And that was met with applause from other athletes, and the delegation was also chanting that same thing. Peace for Ukraine. Peacefully. And then during the opening ceremony itself, it was definitely moving to see them going through the stadium and blue and yellow, waving their flag versus invasion of Ukraine began. February 24th, the 20 athletes from Ukraine arrive safely in Beijing just a few days before this opening ceremony. Ukraine. Valery sous Gavin, the president of Ukraine's Paralympic committee, said last week that the team's arrival in Beijing was, quote, a miracle, saying some had narrowly escaped Russian bombs as they left the country. So with that as our backdrop, let's jump into what we've seen at the games themselves. As we're recording this on Thursday evening, China has a huge lead in the metal count. Now, this is a country that has been dominant at the summer, Paralympic games for years, but before this competition guys, they had only won one medal at the winter paralympics. Wow. So China has gone from one total metal to 32 at these games. Clearly a sign that they've invested resources into Paralympic winter athletes. But the country with the second most medals right now with 19 is Ukraine and powering that metal count would be not one not two, but three podium sweeps, including in the women's middle distance standing biathlon event, where it came down to the home stretch to decide the gold. 36 43, that time is going to come and go. So who are you going to take it from the last lap? Arena buoys clean shooting and strong last lap enough to get it done. It is as sweet for Ukraine. We saw even more biathlon domination for Ukraine and the men's middle distance, vision impaired event with 43 year old vitali lukianenko leading the way. Luke and anko sets the Mark 34 12.7. He is likely to be the gold medalist in another Ukrainian sweep. That sweep did indeed come to fruition and in the process lukianenko became the most decorated male pair by athlete of all time. Having won 8 Paralympic gold medals in his career. I also just want to point out here, I guess, the obvious, which is that these Ukrainian athletes are thriving in Beijing, while many are reportedly not sleeping much if at all. I mean, just imagine going to practice or to a competition, well, you've been constantly watching these horrific images of war on the news and communicating with loved ones in Ukraine or Poland or wherever they are..

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"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

04:28 min | 9 months ago

"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"This is a stunning meter, actually. So initially, as you said, they had said they would allow Russian athletes and better Russian athletes to compete, but under a sort of neutral flag, mutual team name, which is something we've seen used before and in case of doping, for example. This is not doping. This is war. And I think they have, they did miscalculate how that would stay out on the international stage. They've come under huge criticism that they made that decision. It did also make them sort of an outlier in the world of sport as most organizations kind of had news. Sorry, Rebecca. We're having issues hearing you clearly. So I'm just going to go back to Andy for the moment and hopefully we can sort your line out and speak to you properly in just a few moments time. Andy, hopefully you're still there and we were talking about GB's medal chances in particular benefits Patrick and Millie knight, but actually there's quite a few debutants that will be competing at the paralympics for the first time. Hope Gordon, in Nordic skiing. What can you tell us? Yes, I hope Gordon is going to be Britain's first ever female athlete in Nordic skiing at the winter paralympics Nordic skiing is that kind of umbrella term to take in cross country skiing and biathlon where there's a combination of skiing and shooting. But yeah, how Gordon from Edinburgh, 26 years old, she has complex regional pain syndrome, which means that the mobility of her legs is affected and she's in almost constant pain. And the interesting thing about hope Gordon is she's a swimmer and she has been a swimmer in the past. She missed out with selection for the Commonwealth Games for Great Britain. She's also on the Paralympic program for canoeing as well. Canoe sprint. So I think even if you've not seen hope Gordon, you can I think paint a picture or build up a picture in your mind of somebody who's upper body strength is massive, you know, you can imagine that canoeing is actually not that far away from the cross country skiing. She's going to be doing because she's going to be doing that skiing from a sitting position, pulling herself along with the poles. So her arms and muscles in her arms are just superbly developed. So should we pulling herself along with great strength folk Gordon? We'd also have a Megan Dawson Farrell in the wheelchair curling and shown a brownlee who's at a sit skier in the Alpine skiing..

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"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

05:06 min | 9 months ago

"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"I think her and Millie knight two of our vision impaired skiers are the ones to really focus on in terms of medals and hopefully gold men are one gold in Pyeongchang in the slalom four years ago. And I think it's important for people listening to try and put themselves in the position of manner and Millie and imagine what it's like to hurtle down a mountain at 70 miles an hour. Wow. With virtually no sight, you know, both men are merely have less than 5% vision. Millie has very slight peripheral vision, but nothing in the center, it's just black in the center. And you know, it's an interesting one, you know, I work a lot in Paralympic sport. I've disabled myself and there is always a nervousness around using the word brave to describe paralympians, but actually when I use the word bravery here to describe menner and Millie, it's actually not really to do with their disability specifically. It's the fact that anybody going down a mountain at that speed without being able to see is just brave and they follow the way they do it is they follow a guide so they have a skier in front of them wearing a bright suit or a bright jacket and they follow that guide and often they communicate with each other via Bluetooth headsets that the guide can be giving instructions back to skier, the skier can be talking to the guide in front of them. And that relationship is pretty unique in sport. There are guides in the summer paralympics, you see it in sports like athletics, but actually this relationship when you take into account the danger element and what they're doing, I don't think there's anything like it in the rest of sport. Yes. I mean, you've painted such a picture there. The first thought that came into my head was, wow, that's scary. Very, very, very scary. In benefits Patrick's case, how do you expect us to get on? Will she win big again at these games after winning so many medals in the past? Yeah, so she went for medals in Pyeongchang. She has had a bit of a blow in the last few days though, so men are going to Beijing with two guides. One guide to do the speed events and one guy to do the more technical events like the slalom. And her guide Katie guest who by chance is also the sister of the British Olympian, Charlie guest, who we saw a few weeks ago in action. Katie guessed his tested positive for COVID in the last few days and it must be awful for her. She's not been able to travel out to Beijing. So men are will now be guided by Gary Smith, who she was planning to work with, as I say, on a couple of the events, but they are now do all of the races together. And you know, I think that will be unsettling, but men is been here and done it before. I think she'll definitely be contending for medals. And I think she'll definitely be contending for a gold in a couple of them. I just want to mention because you use the word scary there. One of the things to say about Millie knight is that her and her guide Brett wild have had a couple of really serious crashes in the last few years..

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"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

03:33 min | 9 months ago

"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"I think young boys can handle a conversation about consent and about respecting women. About challenging poor behavior, we're not the bus of sexist jokes. We're not there to be objectified. It needs to start, it needs to come from the male side as well. It's not it shouldn't be up to us. Yes. I can totally relate to that Rebecca. I had a conversation with both my mother and my grandmother from a very young age about how not to be attacked as a woman when I was out on the streets or out anywhere, either alone or in a group. Rebecca, thank you so much for joining us. So we heard from both Polly and Rebecca both talking about their experiences of how safe they feel, particularly in London. And of course, while we are putting a lot of onus on men and the perpetrators and boys as well, we should say, and this is true that men can be allies to women. There are many men out there who want to help women and girls in feeling safer when they're out and about. So that's important to note. I just want to read out a few more messages from all of you across the UK, who have been getting in touch. And there's a lot of you out there feeling as though nothing has changed a year on from Sarah everard's murder, and a lot of you simply saying I do not feel safe. There has been some practical responses as well as Rebecca they're talking about self defense, as someone has said, architects, city planners, must do better for designing safer spaces at most of them are men. And there is a someone who says Sally Anne, in fact, so she's left her name. And she says, when she's walking out and about, she has a mock chat on her phone to no one. She includes where she is and how soon she'll be home, and she hopes that if she is being followed, then this will help deter an assault. So thank you so much for everyone that's getting in touch. You still can. We are at BBC woman's hour on social media and on the text as well. H four 8 four four text messages will be charged at your standard operator rate. Now the winter paralympics begin tomorrow in Beijing. Paralympics GV will have 24 athletes competing, which is the biggest British winter Paralympic team in almost 30 years, 5 of those athletes are women, including Alpine skier, benefits Patrick, who is Britain's most decorated winter paralympian. So, will she meddle again? And what about GB's other metal prospects? And what has been the impact of the international Paralympic committee's decision just this morning to ban Russia and Bella Russian athletes, I should say, excuse me, from competing. Here to discuss our Andy Stevenson, 5 lives Paralympic winter games reporter, who is also host of the a winning mindset at podcast, which is the official podcast of the international Paralympic committee, and also Rebecca Myers, who's a journalist at The Sunday Times. Now Rebecca, I'll talk to you shortly about those sanctions. I mentioned, but first, Andy, it seems like GB will be well represented out there. What sports will those athletes be competing in? Morning, Jessica. Yeah, I think you mentioned Fitzpatrick there..

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"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

03:29 min | 9 months ago

"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"And so I've tried to bring forward some changes to the law. I've met with ministers, and I took Lisa with me actually to meet the minister. The government at that time was saying, well, we're going to have a communication strategy, which we've talked about. Now, and that's been launched this week, so that's good. But they weren't willing to do anything specific around this issue of the red flag and what happens to an individual man whose behaving in this way. So we're still fighting to get some action on that. And I talked about that again yesterday in parliament. And I understand that Lisa squire, Libby's mom, is meeting the prime minister shortly, and I know she will be pressing this with him as well. Now we asked our listeners if they felt safe. And if they didn't, what would make them feel safer? We had a good response from a lot of people. And you know, not one of them said that they felt safer. Many were asking for more police presence, better lighting. So what can be done to help women feel safe enough to exercise outside or walk home once it's dark, for example? Well, I'm not surprised by that, to be honest. And I think any woman who has walked home in the dark at night knows that feeling of being very concerned and worried about what's going on around her and we've heard several times holding your keys in your hand as you walk down the street just to feel you've got a bit of protection. So I'm not surprised to hear that. And of course, there's not one magic bullet to this. Please presence and feeling that there are police around in an area is really important for people to feel safe and secure. And street lighting, I mean, that's quite a basic thing, but having well lit streets and areas in our communities. Again, is another important area. And sadly, we know over the years, there have been cutbacks on those basic things. We know police officers have been caught, although now they're starting to be recruited again. We know street lighting has been reduced. But it's also changing that culture, and it's about recognizing that when we talk about violence against women and girls, we really need to say it's male violence against women and girls. We need men to stand up and be counted on this as well. And to say when their mates are behaving in a way that's inappropriate, that they stand up and challenge that. So there are lots of parts of this that we still need to address. And of course, recently, we've got the relationship and sex education being a statutory part of the education curriculum. You know, many of us have fought for this for a number of years and pleased we've got that in and that hopefully will help to start to engage with young people and talk about some of the issues around how you treat each other. How men treat women, what is acceptable, and just one last thing, the issue around pornography. I chair a group in parliament and we're doing an inquiry into pornography. And the violent pornography that is now ubiquitous online, young people see that. And again, I think that's fueling this whole climate of violence against women and girls. And I think we need to address that. And hopefully in the online safety Bill, which the government are bringing in, we will start to address that pervasiveness of pornography. Now the mayor of London city Khan has launched his communications campaign which is actually aimed at educating men at something again that our listeners also highlighted..

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"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

05:15 min | 9 months ago

"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"Creighton, welcome to the woman's hour podcast. Good morning and welcome to the program, now over the last two years there's been a shocking number of murders that have focused attention on the issue of women and girls safety in our society, they include sisters Nicole smallman and beware Henry in June 2020, primary school teacher at Sabina Nessa la September, and a year ago today the abduction and murder of Sarah everard by Wayne cousins, a serving police officer. This week the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, announced the launch of a new national communications campaign called enough. They want to challenge perpetrators and raise awareness of what we can all do to safely call out abuse. She's also announced that tackling violence against women and girls will become a national priority for police forces alongside terrorism, serious and organized crime, and child sexual abuse. Now shortly you'll hear the views of the MP who is chair of the home affairs select committee on whether the government is doing, indeed, enough. But we also want to hear from you as well. Tell us how safe do you feel if you don't feel safe? How could you be made to feel safer? What would that look like? What would need to happen? Let us know. I know for me, in my own personal experience, I definitely do not feel safe walking alone at night on the streets. And what I found myself doing, particularly in recent months, is when I'm walking somewhere and I'm by myself and it's dark. I'm continually looking behind me as I walk, just in case someone tries to ambush me or someone tries to grab me. And I mean I'm doing this. Like kind of sharply turning my neck every 5 or 6 seconds and perhaps yeah, paranoia, that could be the reason for it, but it's what I do to make myself feel a bit safer. Let us know what you do though. You can text women's hour on 8 four 8 four four. Text will be charged at your standard message rates on social media. We are at BBC woman's hour, or you can email us through our website. And in fact, some of you have already contacted us about this. We've had lots of interaction from so many of our listeners. At one person said, constant visible female police presence is needed on the streets until men can be trusted. Another listener said, boys need teaching this stuff in schools, how to be kind, that expression expressing emotion is okay. And what I will do is read out quite a few of your messages throughout this program because again, we want to have you involved and we want to hear what I listeners are telling us. Now also on today's show, the winter paralympics get underway tomorrow and Great Britain ascending their largest group of athletes in almost 30 years, so we'll be looking at their chances of medal's success, but also discussing the international Paralympic committee's decision to ban Russia and Belarusian athletes from competing at these games..

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Russians to compete as 'neutral athletes' at Paralympics

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 9 months ago

Russians to compete as 'neutral athletes' at Paralympics

"Russian athletes had already been slated to compete as Russian Paralympic committee punishment for the state sponsored doping scandal at the twenty fourteen Sochi games international Paralympic committee president Andrew Parsons says neutral status is the harshest possible punishment they will compete under the Olympic flag and the Paralympic and them they will not be included in the medals table neutral status means blocking any reference to countries the RPC delegation must cover the RPC symbol on their uniforms in all official ceremonies and sporting competitions that includes Belarus the punishment doesn't involve just athletes the Paralympic honor bestowed to Vladimir Putin president of Russia has been withdrawn the international Olympic committee is pushing for exclusion of Russian athletes for international events I'm a Donahue

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IOC calls for Russia to be excluded from sports

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 9 months ago

IOC calls for Russia to be excluded from sports

"The international Olympic committee is urging others to exclude Russia's athletes and officials from international sports events because of the country's invasion of Ukraine the decision includes Belarus which is allowed Russia to use its territory to station troops and launch attacks it was not a total ban were exclusion was not possible on short notice such as the winter Paralympics teams from Russia and Belarus will be allowed to compete as neutral athletes with no national flag FIFA declined to ban Russia from the World Cup but said that the country's national soccer team will have to compete as football union of Russia Poland Sweden and the Czech Republic has said they would refuse to take the field against them I'm

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"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"A part to play in the legacy that there were unstable. All some male only sports at the paralympics for example the blind football is owned by male athletes. Yes So there's a question of time. I think encouraging women who now maybe realized they can compete in in events like wheelchair rugby. Which is a mixed events also issues around the lack of women in leadership positions in paris too. But you said forty two percents of all athletes here are women. Certainly not where it should be. But it's definitely moving in the right direction. It's an increase over the last nine years if you look at london. Two thousand twelve is increased by eighteen. Point seven percents and the ipc. The international paralympic committee say it is definitely one of their top priorities as here. Let's look ahead now. We are about midway through the paralympics will. Can we look forward to in the coming days. Oh plenty more. We're going to see the great dame sarah storey back in action tamar. She's already won one gold. Hey she's got two more opportunities still to come forty three years old now. Eighth consecutive paralympic games and two more gold whittlesey become the greatest british power olympic athletes of all times. What order record. That would be the currently held by mike. Kenny swimmer sixteen goals dame sarah storey at fifteen currently. We've got kadena cox going again. We've already seen how win two golds in the velodrome. She didn't unprecedented unprecedented double in rio five years ago for british athlete where she won gold in cycling and in track running. She is trying to do that again. He said we will see her on the track. 'em in the national stadium right now. She'll be competing later this week. In the four hundred meters and then later today a more kind of global icon. If you like we're gonna see another glimpse of her tatyana mcfadden. She's one of the icons of the paralympics competing in seven events here in tokyo and an amazing back story. She was born in russia in one thousand nine hundred nine into an orphanage. She was born with spina bifida she couldn't she couldn't walk but there was no access to a wheelchair as she walked on our hands for the first six years of her life. She was adopted by an american woman moved to the states and has since changed laws as well in. Us schools to allow the equal opportunities for disabled students. Alongside able bodies so again. I've mentioned it already. But the stories here at the harlem picks it just remarkable brilliant here and hopefully our gold medals on or in fact all of our medals table. We are sitting second place on that table. Hopefully we shall remain if not rise. Thank you very much. Katie smith for your expertise. They're out in tokyo. You're listening to women's our still to come on the program where reflecting on our reflection which mirror makes you look your finest. We're going to be talking about good mirrors and bad mirrors and we wanted to hit your mirror stories. You can text women's hour on eight four eight four four on social media at bbc woman's hour and you can email us through our website and i forget if you ever to catch up on a program. You've missed you. Pop over to bbc sounds online. We're going to talk about the arts. Melby magical story of the world's favourite nanny arriving on cherry tree lane is back in london's west end at the prince..

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2 Afghan Athletes Arrive in Tokyo to Compete in Paralympics

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

2 Afghan Athletes Arrive in Tokyo to Compete in Paralympics

"From Afghanistan have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee said they were informed the two members of the Afghan Paralympic team would not be allowed to travel to Tokyo that news kicked off a global effort to get the two evacuated safely. In a statement, the I, P C Athletes council chairperson said. Both athletes have been extremely clear that after years of training they wanted to Compete on the biggest stage of all the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the fact that so many authorities have combined to make this possible truly wonderful. Coming up

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"paralympics" Discussed on Burn It All Down

Burn It All Down

04:38 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on Burn It All Down

"Sharing that history because that is fascinating. You know those speaking time. Say so much about power and control in way. The i'll see you see work by the way. Thomas bach spoke a lot more than that than any of them. But you know. I think that when we talk about the olympics oftentimes you know i myself am in this position a lot. We talk about the devastation. it usually brings to host cities and things like that one of the things. I appreciate about the nuance. Right is these stories right. It's this history. It's the other kind of things that we don't see in some of these larger conversations. And i really appreciate that history So now that the the ceremonies have started. Is there a sense for your sow for people around you. Are you really excited for certain events You know athletes yearbook and yeah. I mean mc site about a boss karimi the afghan lead who Was one of the flag bearers. Refugee team is a swimmer I think are going to go get my eye opening going watching some wheelchair rugby. My understanding is that the japanese team is actually a big medal contender. So and can i tell you. That's my favorite. We did a preview episode. That's my favorite. I said when we talked about it. It's because originally it was called murder. Yes hands so you'll have to tell me. I can't imagine it in person that just it seems just like sonically in person to be overwhelming like the sounds of collision. I love it. I'm very excited for your experience. I see that and then I also wanna see some wheelchair basketball Apparently like a really tough event to get Permission to get in Hoping i'll get to see some of that I ended up learning a lot about table tennis during the olympics. I had never watched it live or you know thought of it. Even as a professional sport and deserve this vague notion of ping pong diplomacy and then washed a lot of it and learned a lot of it. There's this great commentator american actually adam bo- bro- who does them online commentary youtube videos and he's like you know a table tennis obsessive and he's still here for the paralympics to So going to chat with him and of course obviously table. Tennis have just watching the different ways at table. Tennis can be played one of the things. That's super fascinating for me. Because i have never covered a paralympics before is just the the sort of fine slicing dicing of all the different categories. So it's not just you can't just say that someone's swims the butterfly. It's sort of their deal. All these different categories depending on their disability. Swimming is really interesting. Because i think it's one of the most democratizing sports that almost anyone with any disability can participate whereas obviously you know wheelchair. Rugby by definition is someone who's in a wheelchair not with other kinds of disabilities per se. So i think that It'll be just so fascinating to see. The different ways in which people with different abilities are playing the same sport but in kind of different ways. I just really looking forward to seeing some of that. That's really exciting And you you mentioned Japan strength in in wheelchair rugby. Is there another kind of sense of like the go-to events for the japanese delegation to really show out in so i am not totally beyond just sort of basing it on watching morning television shows.

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"paralympics" Discussed on Burn It All Down

Burn It All Down

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on Burn It All Down

"World to change the world you know. These athletes have worked really hard to get to where they are. They don't need two hundred. This burden of having to literally change the world. And i thought it was interesting. That as a creative decision that immediately after he spoke They broadcast the we the fifteen video that you may have seen on the screens which the theme is exactly the opposite of that. Like hey we just wanna live our lives. We're just like you were people and re treat us as people and in terms of the paralympics. Fetus athletes Rather than people with disabilities. Being heroic superman i think i get the sense that a lot of people are a little tired of that rhetoric in the disability community that being said talking to disability activists in japan they just know that the paralympics could have thin and may still be an opportunity to draw attention to people with disabilities and to open people's eyes whether we like it or not. We don't live in a totally inclusive society and there are a lot of people who because we don't live in an inclusive side. We have an opportunity to interact with people who have disabilities and to see them achieving. And so i think the activist recognized that. This is an opportunity that they don't wanna lose and that through no fault of anyone. There is currently virus pandemic which is limiting the ability of that message to be passed along. But i don't think anyone wants to put actual children at risk to pass that message on I think they believe that you know. Watch it on. Tv let's really encourage like everybody sitting your classroom and avenue our of paralympic viewing that would be just as good at this point given the circumstances is actually showing up and putting lives at risk. Maybe there's a little dramatic but certainly endangering children's health and potentially help their families in their community to have this kind of rhetorical moment in terms of the the broader impact of the paralympics on facilities and accessibility and the.

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"paralympics" Discussed on Sky News Daily

Sky News Daily

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on Sky News Daily

"The queen has opened the london. Twenty twelve paralympic games. Thousands of elite athletes last night filled olympic stadium to witness a science spectacular fireworks music and dancing. Previous games have seen athletes representing paralympics. Gb pushing themselves to the minute to golds three silvers two braga sending into a super saturday for paralympics gb. On day three of the games so far four golds. Sarah stories won has second of the games and the velodrome. She won the five hundred meters time trial to add to her goal and the individual pursuit on the opening day this year tokyo twenty twenty s no different with a record number of female athletes selected. One hundred women are among the two hundred twenty seven strong team up on four percent. Thome the group who went to rio paralympian czar true athletes. And i think what these games have shown is just how talented they are. How competitive days. And how exciting i mean. The british public love great sports and they've had the last eleven days really sport and no no greater than when dave cross the line today to win the marathon. You know an exciting race for shelley to fantastic competition. Yeah i think the british public or engaged will want to see more of it along with their male counterparts. They collectively brought home. One hundred forty seven medals and sixty four of them would go which meant. They finished second in the medals table behind china. You heroes have been created overnight disabled sports as never before attracted such crowds that will perceptions of disability changed for good. Will the opportunity be lost as the paralympics georgia behind was among those to contribute to the medal haul buddy. My name is all the behind. I'm caroline beach cement at copies the two part of the games. My fish one being in london two thousand twelve where one emad live each color and then my second was brio and five years ago where one two votes and sylvan that he made the difficult decision not to go to tokyo. Why a change to his classification t would have had to compete against more able bodied swings. So how does the classification system work is it. Fan more news required. Welcome to the sky. News daily podcast with me germany. As we examined the story beyond the headline.

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"paralympics" Discussed on 1A

1A

05:12 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on 1A

"With disabilities caroline. What do you hope to see from paralympic leadership to ensure the game safety. I think you just we just heard from julie how important that has been And i think it has been absolutely centerstage. Actually from our point of view with valuable. Five hundred are Under on is the nippon foundation They are the ones who have also been funding. The paralympics as well. And i just know how much Caution and focus has gone into making sure. These games are not just for. The parliament picks but for the olympics. And i think it has been incredibly difficult To as you heard with becky meyer situation. As while when you're hearing the tension that exists and providing support for me is visually impaired person not to have my soup guy go and then the tension around safety i. It's very challenging. But i know it has been center stage in a huge focus. Carolina during the two thousand sixteen paralympics only five million americans tuned in compared to one billion people in china and four hundred. Seventy two million in brazil. What do you think. Americans are less likely to watch while you know what this is You're the caller's voice message. I actually think that's true around the world. Do you know when we were creating valuable. Five hundred. the greatest barrier was people so frightened of getting it wrong and discomfort around disability on something that so different. And i think that's really well said And i think which is incredibly surprising with the us because you have one of the greatest pieces of legislation you know. The american with disabilities act which is thirty one years old so it is a also think. To julie's point is the paralympics hand maybe greater exposure or visibility in different parts around the world but it is extraordinary disconnect for me when i hear and see you have some of the gracious activist disability activists disability innovators social entrepreneurs you know young people with disability pride and i cannot understand where that disconnect has happened. And maybe it's because the paralympics will be gone in the uk and maybe the stronger movement began in the twenty. Twelve games was so huge. So huge in the u pan was transformative. But i think can i just say. Nbc is one of our valuable five hundred companies ex-con parent company comcast on delighted. It's going to be doing so much on air. Do think this will be a game changing year. Just because of what's happening online this year are the prime time positioning about. Because i do think the world has changed. And i think there is a moment where we are all coming to terms with how we see difference and we're all coming to terms with the injustice inequality in inequity so. I can only hope that there has to be cozing now. The world's very different today as it wasn't it hasn't been sixteen rice. Hopefully hopefully amid nbc. Salt historically low viewership for the tokyo olympics around fifteen million people tuned in this year. That's down from around. Twenty six million viewers for the rio games in two thousand sixteen. That's a forty two percent depp. What are you expecting to see during the paralympics. Well yeah it was That's what we're seeing. Is the general trend in mtv overall because even though it was a dip for ratings for olympic coverage is still dominated the prime time compared to anything else that was on tv at that time and you know in this era with streaming and all the other entertainment sources video games. You can throw in there as well. It's harder and harder to get a larger slice of the pie and so you understand that and and your expectations are are perhaps lowered because of that but you can still garner a huge audience and people still want to be loud and people still want to be amazed and entertained along the lines. That caroline's that it's You know what we can slice and dice and point out the differences here and everywhere and that seems to be maybe a trend in american across the world over the past few years but this is an event in the olympics is an event that highlight how were together. How we're the same. We're all pulling for the same team or pulling for excellence. No matter which country that's coming from caroline. What work do you want to see post. The paralympic games to ensure disability inclusion is discussed after the pair of well. I think the most thing we want is that people disabilities are not defined by disabilities. Part of who. We are I we really want to see disabilities. He integrated into society into every aspect of society and that these games are not just a moment of inspiration. Because we're human beings living life and using this platform to ensure that the disability voice experience is an every part of society and that we will when we look us building back better. We we mean we do not leave anybody. Behind that's.

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"paralympics" Discussed on 1A

1A

05:07 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on 1A

"Hassoun joe knows that lockdown has been hard on us as humans we as people are hardwired to connect with others which is why this whole time is so difficult. Let's get back to our conversation on the paralympics and now let's hear from someone in the us olympic and paralympic committee. Julie deciliter is the chief of paralympic sport. Julie thanks so much for your time today. Extra having me so the word paralympic derives from the greek preposition para which means beside or alongside help with some of the history and background. How did the paralympics began. The original games were known as the stoke mandeville games in began back in nineteen forty eight coming out of world war two German jewish doctor. By the name of sir. Ludwig gutman who had emigrated to london with his family at the start of the war. was at a rehab hospital for Injured and ill servicemembers coming back from world. War two into great britain In the town of stoke mandeville and win the nineteen forty eight olympic games took place in london Sir sir. Ludwig goodman formed a parallel games as they known which became the paralympics. So that very first games in in forty eight was noticed the stoke mandeville games and included wheelchair basketball at archery for injured service members from world war. Two you've been working in the paralympic movement for over two decades. What kind of evolution have you seen. Over that time there's been tremendous evolution and and really in all aspects of the movement. I talk about on the field of play. You know in my two decades involved with paralympics. For the the level of competitiveness at the international at the international events has really really grown tremendously Particularly in the women's fields and the women's events because more and more countries are sending women's teams to the paralympic games or to other major competitions such as the world championships You know but by and large that level of competition is is very much on parallel with the olympics The other area. I've seen tremendous growth is in the awareness of the movement We do still have some work to go there as well but the volume of coverage the The interest of sponsors so all of those peripheral items that surround sport out there in the community. have grown by leaps and bounds. Over the last twenty plus years for the first time this year the paralympics are getting time coverage and this is the first time paralympian will get paid as much as their olympic counterparts would have been the major barriers to getting there. I think a little bit of it is is awareness as i as i mentioned Growing knowledge of the paralympic movement. You know what it is what. It's about the level of sporting competition and excellence on the field of play Has taken a bit of time. And and it's grown more quickly in some parts of the world than others Reference the twenty twelve london paralympic games which were really a turning point. I think the overall movement in terms of not only television coverage particularly in great britain and europe at that time but also sponsor interest a lot of the major worldwide corporations really sat up and took notice at that point and became much more invested in the paralympic movement And i think we have a lot of opportunity particularly in the united states over the next seven years leading into los angeles since one thousand twenty eight as you're advocating for the games. Why do you tell people. It's so important for for everyone to see these games. I think it's important because You know for those of us who truly love elite sport. This is elite sport. You know it is truly very parallel to the olympic games. And it's it's a movement that has some unique characteristics. I you know. I got involved over twenty years ago and have never gone back to the able bodied or olympic sport world and have been involved with paralympics Ever since i first got involved. And i think the olympic movement is truly a family. That's one of the things that that pulse people in and then keeps them engaged on and and it is just very very important to continue to educate and girl awareness. So that everyone out there understands what paralympics is and and what's sort of opportunities provide individuals with disabilities as you know. Japan is experiencing a record number of cova cases and paralympic officials in tokyo reported. The first confirmed case in the olympic village but there was also one instance of a paralympian dropping out of the games because her mother couldn't come as a personal care assistant due to the cove it restrictions. How are you juggling. That tension keeping the athlete safe but also making sure they have the assistance they need.

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"paralympics" Discussed on 1A

1A

07:53 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on 1A

"Nerd or you know just a little science curious subscribe. Now to shortwave from npr. We're discussing the upcoming paralympic games. Which is getting record. Tv coverage in the us this year here to talk more about the games is ahmed for read from nbc sports. He's hosting the paralympic games for the first time. This week on nbc. Ahmed welcome to the program a gen. Thanks so much for having me also with us caroline casey a disability activist and founder of the valuable five hundred. A community of ceo's from around the world committed to disability inclusion and business caroline. Thanks for joining us i. It's great to talk to you. Well we talked to brad snyder. Disa- few minutes ago and brad is returning now to his spurred games. He's a five time. Gold medalists making that transition from swimming to triathlon. What other big story lines. Are you following this year. I'm ed well there. They're a lot. And there are some big names. And i appreciate you having brad on so i could listen and take some notes that some good research as we prepare for the games But tatyana mcfadden is another star for the americans. She is a five time. Paralympian seventeen paralympic medals jessica long swimmer four time paralympic swimmer swimmer twenty-three metal she's one she was in a super bowl ad This past football season so those are some of the big names but overall people ask me all the time. Jen they go. How much can you prepare for the olympics. Paralympics and i go. Well it's unscripted and beauty of it is a lot of the times you kinda think you have an idea of who the stars will be the brad snyder's but you we all know those underdog stories of athletes to come out of nowhere seemingly even though they've trained their whole life for this moment And when we're anticipating that too and that's what makes these games special. A man athletes have a range of disabilities. So they're put into impairment type classifications. How does that work well. It it depends on sport a lot of times. You heard brad talked about tapper with swimming. And that is not the only type of of swimming that you will see swimming classification with the visually impaired in. so it's really wide ranging. They're five hundred and thirty nine events at the paralympic games with over four thousand four hundred athletes in twenty two sports and not every sport is competed the same way. And i think that's one of the things that separates the paralympics. Which really is his name that because it is parallel to the olympics and there are so many different events and much like the olympic games where you have not seen these events perhaps in the last four years or maybe you're unfamiliar to them entirely. That's the same thing with the paralympics. And then within each sport is a different set of classifications and ways for the athletes that they are competing against each other and so it just makes for unique events within each event But then as far as the biggest event gender the biggest events. They're sitting volleyball wheelchair basketball wheelchair fencing wheelchair rugby which can be one of the most brutal sports out there. It's called murder ball exactly. It is physical. And that's what it comes down to. This is competition this is. This is not you know. Yes we all do it for fun we cover it because it's entertainment but for the athletes. This is competition and it can get brutal. At times And the different classifications are away to make sure that even if it is brutal we have set up this situation in the events as fairly as possible carolina. I mentioned your founder of the valuable five hundred. Tell me more about the work you do. Through that organization. The work we do is on the valuable. Five hundred is be world's biggest. Co community who are commissioned ending disability discrimination through business so. It's the accountability intention of ceos on their brands. Like this historic We created this less than two years and we really did it because disability has been on the sidelines of business for a long time. It's been the poor cousin is always being overlooked. Despite the fact there are one point three billion people in the world who have lived experienced disability and every single one of us at some point is going to have a disability but when we speak about inclusion disability is always been the one. That's being left out. I mean there's a startling fact say that ninety percent of companies. pr about being passionate about inclusion. Only four percent consider disability. So that's the reason that we we created this and we know that the scale of the problem of disability exclusion cannot be resolved by governments or charges alone. It needs the most powerful force in the comet is business and the most powerful force business leaders and so that's our job is to to break the ceo silence the leadership silence of disability. And make sure that the business world recognizes the value people with disabilities customers like thirteen trillion globally and suppliers and talent and insight and innovation. So that's our job. You also mentioned the we the fifteen campaign that was launched just last week by the international paralympic committee and the international disability alliance in the name refers to the fifteen percent as you said of the global population with disabilities. Talk more about how your organization is involved in that campaign. Well people do you know. People don't realize like even as a hundred saying build even rise. The paralympics named for for parallel olympics. People thought it was about paralyzed them. Picks six credible the misconceptions that exist people. Also don't realize that sir. Ludwig goodman who created the paralympics. Do you know that the reason he created them was to make sure the people who had acquired paralysis would be able to get back into work again and pay taxes. So there's the connection between sports and business right back to very beginning so how we're involved with this is can you imagine that when we launched the we the fifteen campaign is the biggest human rights coalition ever in the world to end disability discrimination taking that power of sports that you heard acne talking about prime primetime now in the us first time in this moment that has two hundred and fifty million people in the opening of us let alone the amount of people who watch it. But it's not enough just to have a moment for games because athletes are human beings as well right. So how do they risk their lives. How can we take this moment and look at building like see not only change the way we understand that people disabilities live need but how they work how they learn how they they travel every part of lived experience with somebody with a disability outside the sports field so this coalition has twelve oaks and the valuable five hundred is the most powerful private sector community in the world but it also is part of having policymakers and the un understandable development goals and it's a ten year long campaign using the power of this extraordinary platform and unsaddling strong commitments and goals over ten years. And it ends at the paralympic eight in la in twenty twenty eight and our intention is to use the force an influence of all of our reach so that we can make sure the people just those these are not left behind are not forgotten or not overseeing that they can live lives determining involved in business involved in the arts be involved in sports like anybody body else because we have to as we rebuild back from this pandemic. we've seen the inequity in our world. We really have an. You can't have a world that bills back leaving fifteen percent of our population behinds and so. That's why we.

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"paralympics" Discussed on 1A

1A

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on 1A

"Why did you decide to make that switch for me. Rio After london. And we set this goal. I wanted to win the three freestyle events. I wanted to break that world record really just kind of wanted to squeeze every drop out of the pool and i felt like i did that and i felt like i wasn't as to you know to to have the the passion of trained that way for so long. You really gotta have a gold that excites you and really going to connect with you. And i couldn't figure out what i wanted to do in the pool. But i also knew in my heart that i wasn't done being an athlete and triathlon offered me a really cool rich set of new challenges to take on To try to come back to the to the olympics in in a new way and it it's been an interesting journey at the beginning of that. I didn't necessarily think that this was going to be possible. Even as early as early this season i didn't know if i was going to be making the team so i feel incredibly grateful to just be on this roster. I'm super excited about the race next week. And triathlons really Fulfilling journey you mentioned Looking forward to hearing the crowds roar at the end of the race. And and that's going to be different this year. How are you repping your head around that piece that there won't be these cheering crowds. you know. it's really tough. And i got married in between rio and these games and my wife has been right by my side for all of this training and when we found out no spectators going to be allowed. And then i'd be going to tokyo alone. It was really sad and it's been tough for us. I'd say i'm really kinda. Keep the level of motivation and passionate to the games win. We have to be separate this way But you know. I've i've i've long lived by the adage control which you control and let go what you can't and we've been training for this long for a great race and so that's what i've been putting my head into is just really have a great race. I i don't control the traffic on the crowd less relevant than it is in swimming and swing your big arena where everyone's super loud. No traveling courses really spread out so the triathlon race for me will feel similar to previous races in. I'm just going to really focus on executing a great race and then once that raises over all kinds of Start absorbing what's going on in the jin the paralympics start making sense of this experience. We've all had. What have the paralympics for you over the years. They've meant different things. And what's kind of cool about it is. Every games is meant something different. Two thousand twelve largely meant sort of a adapting to a new lifestyle as a blind person in some senses triumphing over that new challenge Rio represented this idea that i could spend three three and a half four years as a professional athlete and really achieve great things in a supportive swimming and now triathlon has represented this idea that i can continue the challenge on someone indefinitely. I'm doing it now as a as a husband and hopefully starting a family here soon. It's it's kind of every game says represented sort of something different. I'm i'm trying to achieve different things for different people I feel like i. I've gained a lot from the paralympics especially learning how to adapt to a being a blind myself then moving into being sort of a leader within the disability community and then really being a leader within our community just large team. Usa represent so many so many great stories in in really shows us how to push ourselves to be the best versions of ourselves. And that's kind of like the biggest thing. I take away from paralympics as i think it really inspires us. Look for the best in ourselves no matter what our challenges are and then kind of nested in that is re- socializing us with a different view of disability. Instead of pitying me for being a blind person i think society looks at me as a as an example or as an inspiration and i. I relish that change in perspective. That's brad snyder. He is a paralympic swimmer and triathlete and he will be competing in the upcoming games. Brad we will be cheering you on.

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"paralympics" Discussed on 1A

1A

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on 1A

"This is one a. I'm jen white in washington. Tomorrow is the start of the paralympic games in tokyo there. One of the biggest sporting events in the world but equality has been a slow road. It took until this year for the paralympics to gain primetime coverage and for paralympian. Olympia needs to get paid equal to their olympic counterparts but the audience for the paralympics and the number of athletes participating only continues to grow this year over. Four thousand athletes with the range of disabilities from all over the globe will compete in twenty eight paralympic sports. Of course it's a little bit different this year. During the pandemic spectators are banned just as they were during the olympic games and japan's cove it cases a record high just days before the opening ceremony here to talk about his own experience. In journey into the paralympic games is paralympic. Swimmer triathlete and five time. Gold medalist brad snyder brad. Thanks for joining us. It's great to be here. Thanks for having me so you start at your first games in twenty twelve in london for swimming and this was exactly a year after you were injured after stepping on an id and afghanistan while serving in the navy. Describe your journey to the paralympics for me. A sports originally was just a medium to show my family and friends that i was going to be. Okay i think of a overwhelmingly. The response to my injury was that of a sadness in some in some cases. Pity and i wanted a way to show people that i'm going to be fine and i'm going to be able to conquer this challenge and i'm going to be a thriving and happy and fulfilled. Individual in paralympics. Was an incredible way to do that. and that's really what we're able to celebrate on september seven two thousand and twelve with a with a win in the four hundred meter freestyle. Now you swam competitively before the paralympics. But as i understand it you were surprised. Even at your own speed as a paralympic swimmer. And and you set a record at the two thousand sixteen paralympics for the 100-meter-freestyle. What was it like learning to swim again. Without eyesight it was worth a lot of it translated really well and that's part of why i enjoyed swimming. It's begetting. swimming was probably the first activity. I did lined where in many respects. I don't feel blind. I feel like. I'm moving fast. I feel like i'm in control of what's going on. i'm independent. it's it's a really cool feeling when you're constrained like a blind individual is trying to figure out just something as simple as where the food is on your plate. Getting into the water was a sense of freedom for me on a really enjoyed that i was surprised in the lead up to two thousand and twelve what i was capable of in In blind swimming. Rio is a different story though. I spent three and a half years really dialing in on that world record and it was an incredible feeling to wrap up the program in rio with that record and one of my proudest moments in sport for sure so for paralympian slimmers who are blinder visually impaired. There are people called tappers there to help. Can you explain what they do. Yeah so Most of the swimming. I can do all by myself right running up and down the lane as quickly as possible. I'd sort of bounce off the lane lines a little bit trying to do that as gently as possible to maintain speed But when they wall is approaching. I have no idea. I can do a stroke. Count that the stroke count is going to be within one or two meters. And if you're going to try to time a flip turn one or two meters is get enough so someone stands on the edge of the pool with a long stick. It's actually my blind canes about five five six feet long and there's a tennis ball on the end to make it soft tap reach out and tapped me on the shoulder to let me know about a meter or so from the wall. And i need execute my flip. Turn and it's something we practice over and over again just like a baton pass in a track and field relay we practice that movement so it's as slick possible in the idea is if you're watching it. Maybe it doesn't look like i'm being tapped. It looked like it looks like i need the wall. Was there all along. So you're in the race when you finish. How do you know where you placed or if you one. That's one of my favorite things about blinds swimming at. It's really a mystery to everybody in the pool. And it's this interesting drama moment where you have this big arena with eighteen. Twenty thousand people all know the result in there screaming wildly really excited about it. Because they're looking at a scoreboard that says so and so won but none of the blind athletes intel and The people on the pool deck are not allowed to speak to the people in cool while the competition is live. You have to wait for the referee to blow the whistle. And then my coach or somebody can lean over and say you one. So i always said like i. I don't wanna make a mistake and start pumping my fist. If i'd actually didn't have a good result. So i just sit there very patiently or very awkwardly while everyone's screaming about this great thing that i have no idea about and thankfully in my case a number of times it's been that i won and then after my coach was able to tell me i started pumping my and it was really exciting now. This'll be your third paralympic games You won two gold medals and one silver in two thousand twelve in london three gold medals and one silver in two thousand sixteen in rio. These medals were for swimming in this year. You've made the transition to para triathlon..

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"paralympics" Discussed on The Ten News

The Ten News

02:51 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on The Ten News

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"paralympics" Discussed on The Ten News

The Ten News

08:34 min | 1 year ago

"paralympics" Discussed on The Ten News

"And nine seven six four three. I'm bethany van delft. And this is the ten news where we get the lowdown on what's up in the world. August twenty fourth marks the start of the twenty twenty paralympic games in tokyo. And today's episode is here to get you ready for this incredible event. Let's go if you watched this year's olympic games you may have noticed a number of ads for the parallel events the paralympics this event showcases differently abled athletes from all over the globe. All paralympic athletes have physical vision or intellectual impairments they may compete in a wheelchair or with a prosthetic limb or run race with the help of a guide but one thing they all have in common. They are the best of the best in their respective sports. The first official paralympics was held in nineteen sixty in rome and has grown to rival the size and reach of its olympic twin. Here to tell us more about the history of the event and which competitors watch this year is our sports correspondent. Kenny curtis you as a u. s. a. l. we recording. Oh sorry Sorry about that. I've just been so caught up with cheering for the olympics that it's been hard to focus on anything else and even though the games are i've got a great excuse to keep on cheering because while the olympics may be winding down a new international. Sporting event is just getting started. The paralympics now. The paralympics are very similar to the olympics. They feature a variety of sports. They're held every four years and they have an opening ceremony. The only difference is that the paralympics are designed for athletes with physical visual or intellectual impairments. Everything else about the international event is more or less the same. In fact the name paralympics stems from the greek word para which means alongside with the intention of highlighting it as a parallel program to the olympics cool. The paralympics are a major event with twenty two sports and more than four. Thousand athletes competing. They're held every four years in the same location as the olympic games so this years paralympics are being held in tokyo now that the olympics are officially over. But just because they come second doesn't mean they're not equally as entertaining. The 2016 paralympics in rio had record. Tv audiences and reach more than two point one million spectators what. That's quite a crowd. So how did all this get started. Well the idea of the paralympics can be traced all the way back to nineteen forty eight when a small archery competition was held for world. War two veterans suffering from spinal injuries. The event was created by dr ludvig gutman head of the stoke mandeville hospital spinal injuries unit. It was a low key affair with just sixteen participants and it was held right there on the hospital grounds but goodman was onto something he realized that inactivity and inertia were hurting his patients in both physical and mental ways and he encouraged them to get moving and push themselves as far as possible. He figured that there was no better way to do this. Then through competition that set gutman's idea began to spread. Athletes with physical disabilities wanted to compete and by nineteen fifty. Four fourteen nations were represented at the stoke mandeville hospitals game. That's incredible at this point. They figured they might need to upgrade to a bigger venue. So in one thousand. Nine hundred sixty. The competitor's gathered outside the olympic stadium in rome when the olympics were officially over. They got their chance to compete in their own international event. The group was composed of twenty three countries and more than four hundred athletes and it left a lasting effect on the spectators. This was considered to be the first official event of the paralympics. Since then it has taken place every four years in the same location as the olympic games. Excellent this years paralympics will feature twenty two sports including the addition of badminton and taekwondo. But some of the more popular sports include archery swimming table tennis. Powerlifting and the triathlon get ready to cheer on top. usa swimmers. mallory. Wegmann and mackenzie cohen. Who will both be competing in several events. And don't forget to keep an eye out for american elissa sealy who's looking to defend her gold medal in the triathlon. The games also have wheelchair basketball wheelchair. Rugby wheelchair fencing and wheelchair tennis. Wow sitting volleyball is another interesting sport with several teams lined up to compete including china canada and the usa. Keep an eye out for american kalaheo. Kinda halo maclay talented center on the us sitting volleyball team. Now the thousand sixteen paralympics featured five hundred twenty eight medal. Events and china was the country to receive the most medals great britain. Usa ukraine and australia were also in the top five since its debut. The paralympics have proven that physical and intellectual. Impairments can't stop the heart of a true athlete. They are just as strong justice as tough and just as brave as the olympic athletes who competed earlier this summer. That's how it is done. The opening ceremony for the paralympics will be held on august. Twenty fourth and the games will last until september fifth. Make sure you tune in and support some of these incredible athletes. And if you need me. I'll be over here practicing my ears you as you as a u. s. Hey you as you as you thanks kenny. I will definitely be tuning in to see these. Incredible athletes go for the gold. Now let's check in and see what else is up with more and more students heading back to school. California became the first state to require that all teachers receive kovic nineteen vaccine teachers who decided not to get vaccinated. We'll have to be tested for kovic once a week to help keep students safe. And that wasn't the only big vaccine news last week. The food and drug administration also recommended that people who have certain medical conditions that weaken their immune systems can now get a third dose of the pfizer end medina vaccines. The hope is that these booster shots will better protect them against covert nineteen. Yes the full results of the two thousand twenty senses are in and the fastest. Growing city is phoenix arizona. Phoenix population grew from one point. Four million people in twenty ten to one point six million in twenty twenty phoenix's now the fifth largest city in the country surpassing philadelphia. And we've got some climate change news for you. July was earth's hottest month on record since the national oceanic and atmospheric association began keeping track of global temperatures. All the way back in eighteen eighty. July's always the hottest month of the year but this year it was filling all right. It's time for walked. Ought watts the bag. I day trivia on the ten oh great. Sporting events have mascots both the olympic games in the paralympics. Each have their own. What are the names of the mascot duo of the twenty twenty tokyo games pika chew boba sore. Be need iowa and samedi or see inky and clyde. Did you guess it. The answer is.

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The Tokyo Olympic Games Are Over

ABC News Perspective

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

The Tokyo Olympic Games Are Over

"Dennis. The Olympic flame has been extinguished the president of the International Olympic Committee declaring the Tokyo Games over and a success. Despite the pandemic, just 29 athletes tested positive among the 3400 and 36 cases inside the Olympic bubble, But I think the jury is still out on the long term. Effects of these games. Cases are consistently going up here in Japan. Of course, we still have the Paralympics

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Japan Expands Virus Emergency After Record Spikes Amid Games

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Japan Expands Virus Emergency After Record Spikes Amid Games

"Japan has expanded a corona viruses state of emergency to formal errors in addition to Tokyo following data on high infection rates prime minister Yossi Heidi suka the declared an emergency in three regions near Tokyo as well as in the western city of Osaka affected Monday until August thirty one emergency measures already in place in Tokyo and the sudden island of Okinawa will be extended until the end of August off to the Olympics and well into the Paralympics which start on August twenty four already in place restrictions have become less effective with some Japanese define the measures as they become tired of restrictive life I'm Charles de Ledesma

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Tokyo Hits Record 2,848 Virus Cases Days After Games Begin

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Tokyo Hits Record 2,848 Virus Cases Days After Games Begin

"Tokyo has reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections just days off to the Olympics began the Japanese capital counts two thousand eight hundred forty eight you could nineteen cases exceeding the earlier record of two thousand five hundred twenty cases from January seventh he brings Tokyo's total to more than two hundred thousand since the pandemic began last year Tokyo's under its fourth state of emergency that will last through the Olympics and into the Paralympics next month experts have warned the more contagious delta variant could cause a surge during the games which started last Friday I'm Charles de Ledesma

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10,000 Volunteers Quit Tokyo Olympics Amid Covid Fears

Red Eye Radio

00:18 sec | 1 year ago

10,000 Volunteers Quit Tokyo Olympics Amid Covid Fears

"Pulling out of the Olympic Games in Tokyo A B C's and as delicate Tero. Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics say about 10,000 volunteers have withdrawn from the games. As of Tuesday, they were among the 80,000 volunteers at the organizing committee had secured for the Tokyo Games. Withdrawal of volunteers began in February.

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Torch relay among final hurdles for postponed Tokyo Olympics

The Steve Warne Project - Sports

01:08 min | 1 year ago

Torch relay among final hurdles for postponed Tokyo Olympics

"So the olympics in the news japan has decided they're going to stage the olympics and the paralympics in tokyo without overseas spectators though due to public concern about coded and So they're gonna make the official decision by the end of march but looks like according to reports. It's a go and it's been postponed of course from last year. They're scheduled for july twenty third to august the eighth in the paralympics from Last last august into september the government had concluded welcoming fans from abroad would not be possible given public concern about the corona virus and the opening ceremony of the torch. Relay would also be held without spectators. Wonderful do the walk into the Stadium in the every athlete kind of jammed in Not sure about that but it is going to be interesting to see an olympics. Played out because this is such a the olympics. I know it's a private entity the international olympic committee. But it always has this feeling of humanity getting together and how what should humanity not doing right now more than anything else. And that's getting together

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Warner Bros. apologizes over 'The Witches' after backlash from disability community

Z Morning Zoo

01:10 min | 2 years ago

Warner Bros. apologizes over 'The Witches' after backlash from disability community

"Newer version of the Witches starring in Hathaway offended a lot of people of the disabled community because the witches are missing two fingers on each hand in this film, So there's this about Paralympics to a swimmer named Amy Mayer Marin, who asked Warner Brothers quote Was there much thought given as to how this representation of limb differences would affect the limb difference. Community. Another disability advocate, said disability should not be associating with evil abnormality discussed fear or monsters. They also pointed out in their original witches. There had five fingers on each hand, so they don't understand why. Okay, I'm glad you brought that up because I thought the reason they did it that way, because I thought that was in the original book. Yes, Yeah. Yeah, I thought in the original book. That's how the witches were described as not having hands. But like Klaus, almost we'll see, it says The witches did not have three fingers in the original Roald Dahl Roald Dahl story, Lerner Brothers issued a statement saying, You know they're really sad and that people are Offended by this, and I was not their purpose. And yet

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Tokyo Olympic CEO: Vaccine not requirement to hold games

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

Tokyo Olympic CEO: Vaccine not requirement to hold games

"The C. E. O. of the Tokyo games since the vaccine is not a requirement for holding next year's postponed Olympics and Paralympics tissue moto was speaking with government officials disease experts on Japanese Olympic officials it's the first of several task force meetings dealing with because good nineteen pandemic as Tokyo tries to figure out if they could hold the games regarding a vaccine Mutua said it's not a condition for the delivery of the games the meetings over the next few months will deal with issues like getting athletes into Japan could nineteen testing measures to keep venues safe on the status of fans I'm Charles the look that's my

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Japan Olympic Minister: Games could be held any time in 2020

The Takeaway

00:31 sec | 2 years ago

Japan Olympic Minister: Games could be held any time in 2020

"The corona virus outbreak may force Japan to push back the Tokyo games from July the country's Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto seem to hint at that possibility anyway when she said there was nothing in writing to stop the country from hosting the games later in the year Hashimoto told parliament that the international Olympic committee has the right to cancel the game's only if they're not held in twenty twenty in response the I. O. C. promptly said the Olympics would open July twenty fourth as scheduled the Paralympics are due to be held a month

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Tokyo 2020: Recycled cardboard used for beds at Olympics and Paralympics

AP 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 3 years ago

Tokyo 2020: Recycled cardboard used for beds at Olympics and Paralympics

"Tokyo Olympic athletes will be sleeping in cardboard beds this year but the athletes village general manager says it's really sturdy cardboard that can hold about four hundred forty pounds he says they're stronger than wooden beds the single bed frames will be recycled into paper products after the games the mattress components will be recycled into plastic products the idea was to use materials that can be re made after the Olympics and Paralympics organizer showed off the beds and a few other furnishings at their headquarters the entire athletes village complex will be completed in June the Olympics open on July twenty fourth followed by the Paralympics on August twenty

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Despite doping ban, Russian athletes prepare for Olympics

America Tonight with Kate Delaney

01:59 min | 3 years ago

Despite doping ban, Russian athletes prepare for Olympics

"The politics in sports you can reverse into politics and sports rims sports and politics about Russia being banned from the Tokyo games yeah for four years for over four years for doping so the world anti doping agency said Nenana it's not happening forget about it you are out my friends and the Russian athletes will still be allowed to compete at the Olympics next year in the twenty twenty Beijing winter Olympics but only as neutrals it if they can prove that they were not part of a state sponsored system of doping so there you have to go through a bunch of hoops on on that and Russia Russian Olympic programs are saying no there's no we we we shouldn't be nailed for this that's it's not right they're denying it they're denying that they had anything to do with with coping so I I think it's you know that the Russian flag the anthems like avail added events like the Tokyo games the Paralympics the twenty twenty two World Cup in Qatar then it's not going to happen there band and that means that the that's it and they're not happy about it but Russia or the Russian federation has competed at the modern Olympic Games as a lot of different in a lot of different occasions but there's different nations in six appearances Russian athletes have won a total of four and twenty eight medals at the Summer Olympic Games another hundred and twenty at the Winter Olympic Games so are they Olympic officials they want you know their outrage that Russia's efforts to cheat the system they're not happy about this at all and they voted unanimously to

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Creepy crawlies, Quarks and Counting

The Naked Scientists

11:33 min | 3 years ago

Creepy crawlies, Quarks and Counting

"Now with me to help answer the questions that you're sending us from the University of York behavioral scientists. She works on insects. Eleanor drink water. What have you been up to you telling elements yes. I'm very keen beekeeper and I made the mistake of not zipping up my the other day and and I can tell you that that that was bitterly regretted. The next day is very much a mark of pride among beekeepers but you're not appropriate beekeeper until you've at least one and flexes yeah. That's a bad thing when that happens but if you work with do occasionally gets stung how's it. How's it going the beekeeping fund. We've haven't absolutely lovely queen in one of heights at the moment. The other one's a bit more grumpy so they're a bit more of a it's true what my brother keeps. He says the same thing he said as the Queen's get older odor and also certain colonies just have a particularly aggressive behavior exactly something to do with the Queen's squirting out ramones that keeps everyone calm as the Queen Ages. She makes less all of them. Yes exactly that's that's. That's exactly it in the end the character of the Queen or you know the chemicals that Sheikh producers has a really big impact on on the behavior of all the other bees in the colony so so yeah so if you have a really nasty queen than you can swap out for really friendly Queen and some of the hive becomes a lot more friendly to work with credible. Yes some no. It was much opening unfortunately but yes definitely enough to be getting on with you so any questions you have about insects. Perhaps even bees stings beekeeping. Ask Ask Elinor. Dan Gordon's also with US dance and exercise physiologist is Anglia Ruskin University. He's also a Paralympian and it's going to world record and there was a lot of coverage in recent weeks about athletes using sports drinks and not been terribly good for their dental health. Yes about I think about ten days ago quite solarge raging study that was looking at elite athletes and they reported the dental health and elite athletes was was far far worse than the general population of Oh. The paper didn't fully attributed it to they wanted to make conclusions was they thought it was down to the con- sports drinks that are consumed which mostly these high carbohydrates looked sugar. How's your dentition during you got away with it. I think what an advocate in sports the practitioners do then just because you don't have energy to do the events no and I think in the end what they're really getting exposes has got to be greater scrutiny of the health of the teeth and the athletes when competing one of the things we have to do before we went to the Paralympics. We every athlete have dental check which sounds crazy things the limbic games actually you wouldn't think that teeth of that important but actually the worst thing you can have an. Olympic Games is fake and so one of the things that's really really being advocated. Now is that part of the Athlete Support Program Part of lifestyle management should be to actually monitor the health of the of the teeth warning people there. Is this risk they'll. They'll probably take more. Oh care about washing their mouth outs to get rid of that. I think yeah more used to math clean teeth more regularly for example as part of the training routine not so any questions about exercise exercise physiology how the body works sports and sports fitness. Danny man now next to Dan is friend. Let's see what did the wonderful. Fran is Cambridge University physicist. She is an astrophysicist cosmologists interested in how the universe at large works but you're a stand up. Comedian allows guys right. I'm GonNa do the horrible thing because then tell us a joke I won't do that going. It's going pretty well. I'm in writing a new show at the moment by kind of the philosophy of science and what we're doing when we're doing science so that has been a bit of a step back from the day to day if my research are you poking fun at it or you kind of making light of what life is a scientist and researcher is like is that I'm poking fun at but also I think a serious a serious element over and I hope people will come away knowing a bit more by you know I've been told I'm participating in the scientific typic- methods that I never really examined what that meant until now you're gonNA find out you're also saying to me just before we started about the story that came out earlier this year the first picture of a black hole or rather the first impression of of a black hole and that's going to be made into a movie rather than just a bunch started pictures. Now you're saying yeah that's right so you might remember the event. Horizon Telescope a few months ago published the first image of a black hole or more pedantically the shadow of a black hole support and then I can do a full color movie of the black hole which is going to be really incredible both in terms of what it will teach us about astrophysics in general relativity and also just just super cool you can just you'll be able to watch your black hole on youtube or you could just watch SANTELLI programs which amount to much of the same no content visible whatsoever. Thank you very much so anything to do with how the universe works and space anything that please send those questions in from be happy to consider those also with this bobby seagull who needs relief introduction. He's originally for comb -versities. Mathematician and teaches maths taught teach kismet and actually doing teddy program their movement have new going around the country looking at inventions and things going for those who made a reminder minded is the universe challenge icon the icon of icons. I'm his friend were. You're pretty you're pretty optimistic as well thank you that's very good areas and outgoing outgoing but we had a first series initially looking at a genius guy to Britain's traveling around minicar imagine like top gear meets. Qa but sort of exploring all the curious bits of Britain and the new series is called a genius guy to the age of Invention Sarah can I get back in on minicar go around the UK but this time it's quite chronological so looking from seventeen fifty thousand nine hundred and exploring Britain's discoveries and inventions in that period. Why did you pick that period because it's particularly golden period. There was some of the reason I I think it's the golden nature that period because if you look before that is sort of Britain still pre enlightenment before industrial times and then in that period of seventeen fifty nine hundred lots lots of invention discovers chemistry's discovered physics signed the word sign scientist comes into being Darwin Thompson so lots of great figures of science emerge any particularly stand out moment because there was are when you making telly programs they're always funny things that we never see on screen or or other things that are just well moments that you never thought you'd find yourself doing so so what am I stand up moments as she isn't a stand up moment for me but is a silent moment for the show so we visit the cabinet Cambridge and we get to hold one of the original cathode ray tubes at J J Thomson used. I was too much of a chicken to hold it. No I think it's like someone else's baby you can look at. I admire it but if you want to hold it no no no. I'M NOT GONNA hold the baby the big quite tempting to hold it and they go oops because the same thing sort of happened to me because because when I was in South Africa when I first went to South Africa when I was at a conference in this big American guy came up to me at the conference and he said tomorrow going to pick you up from your hotel and I'm going to take you somewhere and show you something something GonNa Change Your Life forever now. Of course you never met this guy you think I can arrange things and actually he took me to the University of the voters rand in Johannesburg where he's professor of Paleoanthropology. This is Lieber. Who's now been on this program. A number of times in this discovered not one not two but three new species of early human ancestor and he had in this wooden box the university the face the complete facial skeleton of the Taung Child which is the specimen which is the australopithecus holy type in other words all all of the Australia with specimens that we have early human ancestors maybe three million years ago so they're all compared to this one which was discovered by Raymond Dart at about one hundred years ago now and it's really fabulous. They've even got the endo cost the fossil remnant of the brain of this thing and I was holding this in my hands is three million years. Old is the only only one in existence and am I did get tempted to go whoops but Lee was very very cordiality hands undermine all the time. 'cause you think how this is just prices but I know exactly what you mean now for your home. If you guys in the studio we've got a little guess who that we run through these sorts of programs we give you a sequence of clues across the show and as the show unfolds unfolds we give you more of them and the first one. I've got here. It's it's an animal. Give you that much but can you work out. What makes this particular sound okay. That was the sound it makes any clues. you want to hear the other very fussy this lot. They won't hear it again. Okay anyone got any ideas seagull. It's not a bobby seagull. No okay more clues coming up eleanor. Let's kick off with this one view from Marianna. What which is the most intelligent insect do not base because maybe they well okay so I have been asked this before and this is always a really hard question because I am incredibly and I believe that all insects are incredibly intelligent in all sorts of different ways and we haven't even begun to scratch the surface of what insects can do it could be the case that we haven't even discovered the cleverest insect but if I was to choose one based on research about an individual it'll who's pretty clever. It might have to be the bees. I'm afraid some really cool research has shown that bees can tell apart the difference between different painting style so if you showed them a monet and Picasso you can get them to learn the differences and then be able to generalize to other paintings and also prefer. I don't know maybe that'd I'll be a follow up paper. I hope it would also they can tell the difference between people's faces and they can remember a face for two days which is incredible. There was also study that the the researchers at Queen Mary Invest of London published a couple years ago where they showed be another be rolling a ball into a goal and the be that was watching then how to get the B The ball into the into the goal and got a treat yeah it was social learning and more than that they they did a follow on from that which was even more cool so trained on one particular ball and they had other balls in the area which they blew down while they were learning but then in the in the second round they unglued the balls goals and the B. would learn the concept and then would apply it to closeable so then they would perform the same action but on a separate they weren't just learning out this ball goes in in in the hall they they could like generalize which is incredible if you think about it and what else could have favorite insect in the studio. Everyone should the CICADA. I know why you're going to come on prime number years. Don't every thirteen or seventeen years. Carter has emerged don't they they do to minimize the chances of their mating year. Coinciding with predators credited exactly that on a Friday afternoon these cicadas smarter than mice from Friday to look. Maybe even smart in nature eh provocative for Dan favorite insect realize possibly the butterfly just purely because I just love the whole process from Chrysalis the butterfly but actually just the sheer variety of butterflies just it's just mind boggling liotta amazing feats of navigation butterflies and monarch butterflies example all the way from Canada down to New Mexico geico kind of thousands of miles

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US, South Korea Begin Annual Joint Military Exercises

In the Garden with Ron Wilson

00:33 sec | 5 years ago

US, South Korea Begin Annual Joint Military Exercises

"The ad council after a break for the winter olympics the us and south korea are resuming military drills joint military full eagle exercise begins today and is expected to last a month military officials in seoul and washington delayed the annual military drills until the winter olympics and paralympics in south korea were over north korea routinely criticizes the military drills is a practice for invasion this year's drills follow new talks between the south and the north including a plan meeting as soon as next month between president trump and kim jong hoon in.

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South Korea to send 'special envoys' to North Korea to push for nuclear talks with US

All News, Traffic and Weather

02:10 min | 5 years ago

South Korea to send 'special envoys' to North Korea to push for nuclear talks with US

"The us is not offering carrots of its own to persuade the militants to lay down their arms south korea sending two special envoys to north korea tomorrow the hope to continue the easing of tensions stemming from the winter olympics in byung chairing this would be the first known special envoy mission from in the south to the north in about a decade we get more from the bbc's charles abbot the south korean delegation will be trying both to strengthen ties with the north and foster dialogue between pyongyang and washington seoul has already been urging both countries to adopt a more flexible stance the american vice president mike pence refused to meet the northern delegation at the opening of the winter olympics and washington has repeatedly said it will not talk to north korea until it takes steps to get rid of its nuclear weapons so does not want to let slip the momentum generated by the winter olympics and paralympics both of which involve northern athletes visiting the south the south korean delegation will be headed by the country's national security director in oklahoma judge you approved probation for a man who admitted raping a thirteen year old taxes girl at a church camp has approved similar plea agreements for other accused sex offenders who also received probation judge walusz coppedge accepting a deal in which cook group were cook was sentenced to fifteen years of probation after pleading guilty according to the oklahoman newspaper record show coppedge presided over seven other cases in which a sex offender receive probation the records indicate most outcomes were the result of plea agreements between prosecutors and defense attorneys because of problems that arose after the cases were filed wbz news time to fifty three a nor'easter county does along the coast this is an all day store wbz had team coverage on this dangerous nor'easter caring fitzroy had standing inside us sand glass are really picking up the weather watch never stops wbz newsradio 1030 wbz news time to fifty three it is time for traffic and weather together the subaru retailers of new england allwheeldrive traffic on the.

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