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Josie Pearson - Gold Medal Profile

Continuing with my profiles of those women who achieved gold medals at the Olympics and Paralympics this week, I am today looking at Josie Pearson, who won gold in the combined F51/52/53 discus.  543 more words

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The Power of the Games

Martine Wright the 39 year old sitting volleyball competitor for Great Britain at the London Paralympic Games journey to the games has been one that has attracted much media attention. 108 more words


Britain's Paralympic Hopefuls - Rachel Morris

This week’s post in the series on women Olympians features Rachel Morris. Rachel entered the history books at the Beijing Paralympics when she became Britain’s first ever handcyclist to enter the competition.  239 more words

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Britain's Paralympic Hopefuls - Eleanor Simmonds

It seems wrong to call Eleanor Simmonds a hopeful given everything she has achieved already; having already won two gold medals in swimming at the Beijing Paralympics when only 13 years old. 240 more words

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Chantal Peticlerc Strikes Gold Again

In her new book 16 Jours à Pékin (16 days in Beijing), Chantal Petitclerc describes one of the most heartwarming scenes of sportsmanship that I have ever heard of. 504 more words

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Made in China

As I was sitting up in the stands during Opening Ceremonies, I noticed three little words on the plastic American flag I was waving: “Made in China.” 149 more words

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Between the Water Cube & The Birdsnest

I truly had such high hopes for blogging daily while I was traveling last month in China and Japan. The initial challenges with Internet access and (alas!) work got in the way of good intentions. 430 more words