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Faster, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

Posted by on 24/05/2017
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Faster, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

Faster, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

RIO DE JANEIRO: In Kyle Snyder made history at the Rio Olympics by becoming the youngest American wrestler to win a gold medal. The medal will soon be history as well, to be replaced by the IOC and Rio organizers because of damage. More than 80 American athletes have sent medals they won at Rio […]

Scathing report on Rio Olympics: venues ‘White Elephants’

Posted by on 23/05/2017
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Scathing report on Rio Olympics: venues ‘White Elephants’

Scathing report on Rio Olympics: venues ‘White Elephants’

RIO DE JANEIRO: A federal prosecutor looking into last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues “are white elephants” that were built with “no planning.” The scathing report offered Monday at a public hearing confirms what The Associated Press reported several months after the games ended. Many of the venues are […]

Behbehani congratulates Kuwait’s disabled athletes

Posted by on 20/10/2016
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Behbehani congratulates Kuwait’s disabled athletes

Behbehani congratulates Kuwait’s disabled athletes

KUWAIT: Iqbal Behbehani visited Kuwait Disabled Sports Club and met Club President Shafi Al-Hajiri and several members of the board. Behbehani honored and rewarded several athletes who reached tremendous heights during the paralympic in Brazil. They included Ahmad Neqa who won the 100m wheelchairrace Hamad Al- Adwani, Nasser Al-Saleh, Abdallah Al- Saif, Mohammad Mijbel, Atef […]

KFH honors gold medalist Al Mutairi with 2kg gold award

Posted by on 28/09/2016
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KFH honors gold medalist Al Mutairi with 2kg gold award

KFH honors gold medalist Al Mutairi with 2kg gold award

KUWAIT: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) offered 2 kg gold award to the gold medalist Ahmad Al-Mutairi in recognition of his triumph in capturing the gold medal in the wheel-chair competition for 100m at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, held in Brazil. This recognition emanates from KFH’s long standing endeavors to support and patronize the Kuwaiti champions […]

Ahli United Bank welcomes Kuwait National Paralympic team

Posted by on 21/09/2016
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Ahli United Bank welcomes Kuwait National Paralympic team

Ahli United Bank welcomes Kuwait National Paralympic team

KUWAIT: Ahli United Bank (AUB), one of Kuwait’s leading Islamic banking institutions welcomed yesterday the Kuwait National Paralympic team at the Kuwait International Airport upon their return from Brazil. The bank’s latest initiative reflects its keenness to celebrate the proud moments and successes achieved by the team. Despite the level of participation, all members of […]

Rio Paralympics says ‘mission accomplished’ as Games close

Posted by on 18/09/2016
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Rio Paralympics says ‘mission accomplished’ as Games close

Rio Paralympics says ‘mission accomplished’ as Games close

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio Paralympics organizers declared mission accomplished yesterday ahead of a closing ceremony that will celebrate the against-the-odds success of the Games but also pause to remember an Iranian cyclist killed in a race. Eleven days of competition where China dominated the medals table, followed by Britain, Ukraine and the United States, were […]

Top US wheelchair racer could go home with 5 golds

Posted by on 17/09/2016
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Top US wheelchair racer could go home with 5 golds

Top US wheelchair racer could go home with 5 golds

RIO DE JANEIRO: Tatyana McFadden came into the Rio Paralympics with a chance to win seven gold medals, from the 100 meters to the marathon, an unprecedented feat for a wheelchair racer. Depending on how she does this weekend, she’ll go back to the United States with anywhere between four and six medals, at least […]

Kuwaiti athlete wins 100m gold at Paralympics – Amir lauds victory

Posted by on 11/09/2016
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Kuwaiti athlete wins 100m gold at Paralympics – Amir lauds victory

Kuwaiti athlete wins 100m gold at Paralympics – Amir lauds victory

RIO DE JANEIRO: Kuwait’s Ahmad Al-Mutairi came first in the men’s 100 m athletics race at the Rio 2016 Paralympics on Saturday, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah announced. With this win in the competitions that started on Thursday, Mutairi, from the Kuwait Disabled Sport […]

Algerian team faces possible expulsion from Paralympics

Posted by on 11/09/2016
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Algerian team faces possible expulsion from Paralympics

Algerian team faces possible expulsion from Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO: An Algerian women’s goalball team could be expelled from the Paralympics for failing to show up for two matches. IPC officials said the absence could be a form of political protest, which is banned in the Paralympics as it is in the Olympics. The International Paralympic Committee said the team did not […]

Paralympics open to theme: ‘The heart knows no limits’

Posted by on 08/09/2016
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Paralympics open to theme: ‘The heart knows no limits’

Paralympics open to theme: ‘The heart knows no limits’

RIO DE JANEIRO: The Paralympic Games opened Wednesday with 4,350 athletes demonstrating first-hand their creed: “The heart knows no limits; everybody has a heart.” Wheelchair daredevil Aaron Wheelz showed the spirit in the opening act. As a countdown from 10 reached its end, Wheelz raced down a giant ramp and somersaulted in the air through […]

Kuwaiti athletes leave for Rio 2016 Paralympics

Posted by on 31/08/2016
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Kuwaiti athletes leave for Rio 2016 Paralympics

Kuwaiti athletes leave for Rio 2016 Paralympics

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s disabled team will head to Rio de Janeiro today to participate in the Paralympics to be held there from Sept 7 until Sept 18. Kuwait Disabled Club President Shafi Al-Hajiri said the team will participate in Athletics with five players, Hamad Al-Adwani, Ahmad Naqa, Nasser Saleh, Abdallah Al-Seif and Mohammad Mijbel, in addition […]

Hope Solo suspended from us soccer team

Posted by on 25/08/2016
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Hope Solo suspended from us soccer team

Hope Solo suspended from us soccer team

CHICAGO: US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by US Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics. Solo called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion US team. Sweden ousted the US 4-3 […]

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