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Paralympians make waves in Athens despite no medals to show

A month ago, the Malaysian athletes from the Olympics came home empty-handed. Now, the athletes to the Paralympic Games 2004 in Athens, which ended on Sept 28, will also come home without medals.

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Final Olympic bill to cost Athens 8bil euros

The Athens Olympics cost more than eight billion euros (US$10bil), making them the most expensive in the movement's 108-year history, the Greek press reported yesterday.

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Archer Mohd Salam fails to enter semi-finals

Malaysia's hopes of getting the first medal at the Athens Paralympics ran into a hitch Saturday when archer, Mohd Salam Sidik, failed to enter the semi-finals of the individual archery event.


Blind at 14, Johannian at 21

Being vision-impaired has not stopped SMK St John Upper Six student Yeoh Kok Soon from shining academically as well as in the sports arena.

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Football coach ‘King Otto’ catches the Olympic fever

The German coach of European football champions Greece, Otto Rehhagel, was the star runner on Sunday as the Olympic flame crossed Greece's just inaugurated Rio-Antirio suspension bridge.

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Athens to throw party every night during the Games

Athens will throw a citywide party for the Olympics - every night of the Games.

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Joint-venture firm set up to broadcast Olympic Games

YEAR-LONG efforts by Beijing Olympic organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure the successful broadcasting of the 2008 Games have paid off, after Thursday's signing of a set of agreements that will lead to the establishment of the Beijing Olympic Broadcasting Co Ltd.

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Dream comes true for Salam as he makes Selangor team

Athens Paralympics-bound Mohd Salam Sidik will fulfil a dream to represent Selangor in Sukma in the archery competition, which will be held in Pedas from May 31-June 4.


Masing happy for way out of PBDS crisis

Datuk Dr James Masing, leader of a faction in Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), is looking forward to fresh elections in the party to resolve the leadership crisis.


Foundation donates RM120,000 for paralympics

The Japanese Chamber of Trade and Industry Malaysia (Jactim) Foundation has chosen paralympics to be the recipient of their charity contribution as it believes in elevating sports for the disabled.