Posts Tagged Disability sports

$1M being raised for special baseball field in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Around $1 million is being raised to build a special baseball field in Davenport for children with physical and mental disabilities.

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Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles

First Lady Michelle Obama declares the 2015 Special Olympics World Games officially open during the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination.

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Star-studded opening ceremony for LA’s Special Olympics

First Lady Michelle Obama declares the 2015 Special Olympics World Games officially open during the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination.

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Amputee long jumper wins German national competition again

CORRECTS DATE TO FRIDAY- Paralympic champion Markus Rehm makes an attempt in the long jump competition at the German Championships in Nuremberg, Germany, Friday, July 24, 2015. Jumping on a specially constructed pit in a city square, Rehm won the competition with an effort of 8.11 meters. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper has won the national competition for the second year in a row, although he cannot be called champion.

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Hyundai, Kia Motors sign deal for 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors have signed on as a domestic sponsor of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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