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Paralympics: It's Not about Disability, It's About Ability

Rina Akiyama is totally blind in both eyes, but that didn’t stop her from learning how to swim and eventually becoming a champion swimmer.

Hisano Tezuka is deaf, but that didn’t stop her from becoming a skiier, determined to compete at the highest levels in the Deaflympics. 899 more words

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The Great Human Odyssey: Darren Fung From Sgt. To Composer

Personal growth is something I am constantly struggling with and then there are instances when I see someone else I know grow, that ignites something inside me and I suddenly can overcome my own complacency. 822 more words

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Kim Yuna

We’ve mentioned Kim Yuna before in our Top 5 Sportswomen in South Korea, but we’ve never really had a chance to talk about how amazing her figure skating is! 77 more words

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Avalanche, Erik Johnson Agree To 7-Year Contract Extension

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche have locked up Erik Johnson through the 2022-23 season, signing the defenseman to a seven-year contract extension Tuesday.

Johnson scored a career-high 12 goals last season before missing the final 34 games with a knee injury. 104 more words

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Judge says John Furlong did not defame journalist who reported on abuse allegations

A judge has ruled that former Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong did not defame a freelance journalist who reported on allegations he abused First Nations students. 357 more words

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Timing may be right for Toronto to bid on 2024 Olympics, observers say

TORONTO – The man who helped Vancouver land the 2010 Winter Games has some advice for Toronto if it wants to be Canada’s next Olympic host city – strike while the iron is hot. 1,281 more words

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Here’s why Canada is really at the top of the medal podium at Pan Am

Canada’s 750 athletes at the Pan Am Games in Toronto have racked up 64 medals after four days of competition, placing them at the top of medal count with 64 medals. 847 more words

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