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The Norwegian wheelchair curling team have never won Paralympic gold. Skip Rune Lorensten speaks about his hopes to change that at PyeongChang 2018.
After moving up from the B-Pool, Norway found themselves battling for World gold and hopefully Paralympic gold in two years’ time.
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NEWS: Are you a Swiss or French fan? Both countries have announced their teams for Rio 2016 and there's some HUGE names amongst them.
A total of 126 French and 21 Swiss athletes will compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
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Check out this article about classification in wheelchair fencing at get ready for #Rio2016!
The team features 12 athletes made up of eight women and four men
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SPORT WEEK: #DidYouKnow Wheelchair fencing was developed by Sir Ludwig Guttmann, the founder of the Paralympic Games. Having featured at the International Stoke Mandeville Games in Great Britain in 1952, the sport was then on the programme at the very first Paralympics in 1960.
This Para sport is one of the closest you can get to medieval combat.
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“We are truly shocked, appalled and deeply saddened at the extent of the state sponsored doping programme implemented in Russia ahead of Sochi 2014. The findings of the McLaren report mark a very dark day for sport.

“The IPC will now analyse the report’s findings in detail to evaluate what impact they have on the Paralympic Movement and Para Sport."

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The UCI Para cycling Road World Cup series came to an end in Bilbao, Spain, where the third and final leg took place from 15-17 July. South Africa topped the final overall medal standings with six golds, five silvers and three bronzes.
Bilbao, Spain, hosted the third and final leg between 15 and 17 July.
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SPORT WEEK: Who would be "the happiest person in the world forever" if they win the ultimate prize at Rio 2016? Find out with five storylines for the upcoming #Paralympics.
The hottest rivalries, a teenager’s search for gold, a nation’s winning drought – here are the storylines to follow at Rio 2016.
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The new Youth Arena is located inside the Deodoro Olympic Park and will host wheelchair fencing competitions during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The venue is just off of Avenida Brasil, one of Rio de Janeiro’s busiest streets. Purpose-built for the Games, the Youth Area can hold 5,000 spectators, with 2,000 permanent seats installed.

You can reach the venue via the Magalhaes Bastos station, which is about a 20 minute walk (1,500m) to the entrance of the Olympic Park.

Magalhaes Bastos train and BRT stations are accessible. Departing from these stations there is an accessible auxiliary shuttle service available for the convenience of people in wheelchairs or with reduced mobility.

Before staging the Paralympic wheelchair fencing competitions, the venue will host the women’s Olympic group-stage basketball matches and the fencing element of the Olympic modern pentathlon.

Wheelchair fencing will take place 12-16 September, with medal events held on each day.
Competitions can be watched at the new Youth Arena during the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
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Tickets are still available for events where records are likely to fall, legends will be born and memories created.
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NBC Olympics, in association with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), US Paralympics and NASCAR Productions, will premiere “Road to Rio: 2016 US Paralympic Team Trials,” a one-hour special that chronicles the making of the 2016 US Paralympic Team, on Monday (18 July) at 11 pm ET on NBCSN.
A one-hour special will document the making of the 2016 US Paralympic Team that will compete in Rio.
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STORY: Do you know any Irish Paralympians from the past? NPC Ireland wants to find them all going back to 1960
The initiative aims to recognise every Irish athlete since the first Paralympic Games in Rome, in 1960.
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SPORT WEEK The 2.4m Norlin OD one-person keelboat, the SKUD28 two-person keelboat and the Sonar three-person keelboat will be the sailing classes contested at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games between 7-18 September.
Three potential storylines to follow heading into the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its purpose is to organize the summer and winter Paralympic Games and act as the International Federation for nine sports, supervising and coordinating World Championships and other competitions.