Disability and sport

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Para-powerlifter Hani Watson: ‘There are people who don’t want to be your inspiration, but why not?’ | Emma Kemp
The Commonwealth Games-bound Australian on disability in sport, her late father and excitement ahead of Birmingham

Emma Kemp

15, Jun, 2022 @2:17 AM

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Australian cricketer enters record books with 309 off 140 balls
Australian Blind Cricket Team opener Steffan Nero has smashed a longstanding world record with an astonishing unbeaten 309 off 140 balls

Mike Hytner

15, Jun, 2022 @2:16 AM

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Disability football cup final weekend to showcase sport and break barriers
Six finals will be played at St George’s Park, with Sam Smith’s Northern Thunder taking part in the Powerchair version

Paul MacInnes

11, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Activity levels among disabled people have failed to return to pre-Covid levels
Disability and Activity Survey finds 42% have essentially been ‘inactive’ over the past year

Paul MacInnes

07, Jun, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Uefa asked to make more space for wheelchairs at Champions League final
Only 76 wheelchair-accessible spaces are available for the Champions League final despite 550 bays at Stade de France

Paul MacInnes

26, May, 2022 @5:52 PM

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Marcel Hug: ‘The rivalry with David Weir is really important to me’
The Swiss wheelchair racer known as the ‘Silver Bullet’ on slaying the Weirwolf and his pride at being recognised by his peers

Paul MacInnes

26, Apr, 2022 @7:13 AM

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Invictus Games: Harry and Meghan pay tribute to Ukrainians
Duke and Duchess of Sussex address spectators at The Hague at launch of event, accompanied by Netflix film crew

Sarah Haque and Nadeem Badshah

16, Apr, 2022 @6:35 PM

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Ban for former Paralympian whose charity paid £1m to family companies
Regulator also used courts to recover funds after only £300,000 of £6m raised was spent on charitable purposes

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

07, Apr, 2022 @6:26 PM

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Ellie Simmonds: A World Without Dwarfism review – are drugs really the answer?
The Paralympian investigates new drugs intended to treat achondroplasia, which some view as the future – and others see as an ‘existential threat’

Lucy Mangan

05, Apr, 2022 @9:00 PM

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‘It’s like Heathrow control room’: creating Wondrous Stories, Birmingham 2022 festival’s opener
Motionhouse artistic director Kevin Finnan reveals the challenges in preparing a spectacular start to a festival

Lyndsey Winship

14, Mar, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Winter Paralympics: USA men win ice hockey on final day of Beijing Games
A 5-0 victory over Canada sees USA retain title for fourth consecutive time as China finish top of medal table

Martin Belam

13, Mar, 2022 @11:59 AM

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A ‘miracle’ in Beijing: Ukraine unbowed at Winter Paralympics
Ukraine’s Winter Paralympics athletes claim record medal haul in Beijing despite being directly affected by Russian invasion

Martin Belam

13, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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