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Hero’s welcome for disabled Xie after channel swim

XIE Yanhong, the first disabled person to swim across the English Channel, received a hero's welcome on his return home on Thursday.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


Sarawak to stop giving land to athletes

Sarawak will offer other incentives instead of just giving land to reward outstanding sportsmen, said Social Development and Urbanisation Minister Datuk William Mawan.


Run lures the disabled

A group of disabled athletes will be having their own rivalry in the Subang Jaya 10km Run on June 26. In previous events, the men's wheelchair category had always been a personal battle between Mat Sani Kasbun and Mohd Sani Harun. They have been challenging each other for the top two positions.


Lending a hand to disabled footballers

FOUR years ago, Alan Lim gave up his career as an accountant to take up full-time coaching in football. Today, besides coaching junior players, the Football Association Malaysia (FAM) A-class licence holder has extended his assistance to disabled athletes.


Taiwanese test for disabled shuttlers

Last year, the Malaysia Paralympic shuttlers performed well in the inaugural Asia Paralympic Cup held in Kuala Lumpur and proved they were among the best in Asia. For the next few days, they have to go one step better when they compete in the ongoing International Badmin-ton Association for the Disabled (IBAD) World Championships in Hsin Shu City, Taiwan.

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Free entry for Beijing Paralympics athletes

PARTICIPANTS and delegations will not be charged entry fees at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics, a leading official from the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (Bocog) revealed.