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# paralympics - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot
# Paralympics
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# Paralympics

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot

Aug 27th 2016, 2:33 PM 52,147 Views 50 Comments

The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.

'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'

Aug 27th 2016, 7:30 AM 5,067 Views 0 Comments

Swimmer James Scully is preparing for his second Paralympic Games having fallen in love with the sport by chance.

# paralympics - Friday 26 August, 2016

'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'

Aug 26th 2016, 3:53 PM 19,931 Views 6 Comments

Twelve years after he was left paralysed, Westmeath para-cyclist Declan Slevin recounts the journey which has taken him to the Paralympic Games.

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot
# Vogue Brazil
From The Daily Edge
# Vogue Brazil

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot

Aug 26th 2016, 7:47 AM 6,289 Views 7 Comments

The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.

# paralympics - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes

Aug 25th 2016, 1:52 PM 28,435 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s athletes depart for Rio this afternoon.

# paralympics - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Russia banned from Paralympic Games in Rio after losing appeal
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Russia banned from Paralympic Games in Rio after losing appeal

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:23 PM 2,344 Views 4 Comments

There will be no Russian athletes at the 2016 Paralympic Games after CAS dismissed an appeal against their blanket ban from the IPC.

'15 days and counting! A few weeks ago I was nervous but now I can't wait to get to Rio'
# Road To Rio Diary
From The42
# Road To Rio Diary

'15 days and counting! A few weeks ago I was nervous but now I can't wait to get to Rio'

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:00 PM 3,635 Views 2 Comments

Swimmer Ellen Keane is getting set for her third Paralympics – and there’s not long to go now.

# paralympics - Friday 19 August, 2016

Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts
# Cutbacks
From The42
# Cutbacks

Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts

Aug 19th 2016, 8:35 PM 3,146 Views 2 Comments

IPC president Philip Craven is confident of delivering a strong Paralympic Games despite a slash in the budget.

# paralympics - Monday 15 August, 2016

Brazilian Paralympian kicked out of Games for doping
# Thrown Out
From The42
# Thrown Out

Brazilian Paralympian kicked out of Games for doping

Aug 15th 2016, 4:19 PM 3,484 Views 6 Comments

The International Paralympic Committee threw thrower Luciano dos Santos Pereira out after he tested positive for two banned substances.

# paralympics - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.'
# Keep Paddling
From The42
# Keep Paddling

'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.'

Aug 2nd 2016, 5:13 PM 5,982 Views 3 Comments

Pat O’Leary was diagnosed with cancer while preparing for his Leaving Cert. 20 years later his leg was amputated. Now he’s going to be Ireland’s first paracanoeist.

# paralympics - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection
# Inspirational
From The42
# Inspirational

Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection

Jun 2nd 2016, 12:30 PM 2,873 Views 3 Comments

Silvio Velo, who recently became a grandfather, will captain Argentina’s visually-impaired football team at the Olympic Games.

# paralympics - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

'Going to Rio would be an opportunity to say thank you to Ireland for accepting me'
# Inspirational
From The42
# Inspirational

'Going to Rio would be an opportunity to say thank you to Ireland for accepting me'

May 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 7,912 Views 3 Comments

Greta Streimikyte has rarely shared her story. By the end of the summer, you’re likely to know all about it.

# paralympics - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Paralympian footballer has international caps stolen in home raid
# Heartless
# Heartless

Paralympian footballer has international caps stolen in home raid

Apr 26th 2016, 5:40 PM 16,797 Views 7 Comments

Alan O’Hara represented Ireland over forty times between 2002 and 2008.

# paralympics - Saturday 26 March, 2016

We spent a day competing with some of Ireland's most inspiring athletes
# More Than Sport
From The42
# More Than Sport

We spent a day competing with some of Ireland's most inspiring athletes

Mar 26th 2016, 12:00 PM 13,750 Views 1 Comment

Ahead of the Rio Paralympics, we headed down to Santry to try out some of the sports Ireland will be represented in this summer.

# paralympics - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Double Paralympic champion Jason Smyth gets massive boost ahead of tomorrow's World Championships
# Doha 2015
From The42
# Doha 2015

Double Paralympic champion Jason Smyth gets massive boost ahead of tomorrow's World Championships

Oct 21st 2015, 12:53 PM 9,759 Views 5 Comments

The Irish athlete has been reclassified.

# paralympics - Saturday 17 October, 2015

A 'broke and broken' Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic hero to jailed killer
# Released
# Released

A 'broke and broken' Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic hero to jailed killer

Oct 17th 2015, 9:30 AM 29,946 Views 20 Comments

From breaking records to prison to house arrest, the young life of the champion killer.

# paralympics - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Oscar Pistorius parole review postponed for two weeks
# Reeva Steenkamp
# Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius parole review postponed for two weeks

Sep 19th 2015, 11:05 AM 11,336 Views 11 Comments

The athlete had been due to leave prison in August to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

# paralympics - Sunday 1 February, 2015

'I went from just starting to ride a bike to the London Paralympics in two years'
# An Ras
From The42
# An Ras

'I went from just starting to ride a bike to the London Paralympics in two years'

Feb 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 7,723 Views 0 Comments

Mullingar’s Damien Shaw talks his hopes for Rio 2016 and this year’s An Post Rás.

# paralympics - Monday 17 November, 2014

This Paralympian athlete is getting abuse because people think she's on I'm A Celebrity
# I'm A Celebrity
From The Daily Edge
# I'm A Celebrity

This Paralympian athlete is getting abuse because people think she's on I'm A Celebrity

Nov 17th 2014, 8:18 AM 3,652 Views 0 Comments

Gemma Collis and Gemma Collins: similar, but very different.

# paralympics - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016
# Ruled Out
From The42
# Ruled Out

Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016

Oct 21st 2014, 11:37 AM 14,425 Views 18 Comments

Pistorius won sprint gold medals at three Paralympic Games as well as competing in the 2012 London Olympics.

# paralympics - Thursday 21 August, 2014

It's gold again for unstoppable Jason Smyth at the European Paralympics
# Mine's A Double
From The42
# Mine's A Double

It's gold again for unstoppable Jason Smyth at the European Paralympics

Aug 21st 2014, 5:47 PM 8,480 Views 8 Comments

“Delighted” Orla Barry takes discus silver on another medal-heavy day for Ireland in Swansea.

# paralympics - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Jason Smyth wins European Paralympic 100m gold
# Ipc European Champs
From The42
# Ipc European Champs

Jason Smyth wins European Paralympic 100m gold

Aug 19th 2014, 4:20 PM 15,172 Views 24 Comments

There was also success for another Irish sprinter.

# paralympics - Monday 18 August, 2014

Jason Smyth taken aback by classification change, but still aiming for the top at IPC Championships
# Speed King
From The42
# Speed King

Jason Smyth taken aback by classification change, but still aiming for the top at IPC Championships

Aug 18th 2014, 3:25 PM 3,944 Views 2 Comments

“Since the last time I was classified my eyesight has got worse which is never what you want to hear.”

# paralympics - Monday 4 August, 2014

Intense competition in the blood for 17-year-old O'Brien, but she's missing one ingredient for Rio 2016
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Intense competition in the blood for 17-year-old O'Brien, but she's missing one ingredient for Rio 2016

Aug 4th 2014, 3:00 PM 15,899 Views 1 Comment

‘You have to teach your brain to keep going when your brain says stop’.

# paralympics - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Poll: Who should be the RTÉ Sports Person of the Year?
# You Decide
From The42
# You Decide

Poll: Who should be the RTÉ Sports Person of the Year?

Dec 21st 2013, 8:30 AM 4,397 Views 7 Comments

A galaxy of stars are up for the most prestigious award in Irish sports tonight.

# paralympics - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Former hurler aiming to feature in Paralympics after suffering sight loss
# Sports Star
From The42
# Sports Star

Former hurler aiming to feature in Paralympics after suffering sight loss

Nov 19th 2013, 5:25 PM 19,111 Views 12 Comments

Peter Ryan was diagnosed at 19 with a rare genetic disorder that resulted in sight loss.

# paralympics - Monday 28 October, 2013

Halloween costumes? Paralympian Josh Sundquist has them nailed
# Crutches Ftw
From The42
# Crutches Ftw

Halloween costumes? Paralympian Josh Sundquist has them nailed

Oct 28th 2013, 8:59 AM 2,689 Views 0 Comments

‘When life hands you lemons, make awesome Halloween costumes.’

# paralympics - Friday 20 September, 2013

Mark Rohan 'surprised' by Flanagan's Westmeath axe
# Backroom
From The42
# Backroom

Mark Rohan 'surprised' by Flanagan's Westmeath axe

Sep 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 1,216 Views 0 Comments

Paralympic champion will be not be involved with Westmeath next season so that he can concentrate on qualifying for Rio.

# paralympics - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Irish showjumping mourns the loss of two fierce competitors
# Olympic Spirit
From The42
# Olympic Spirit

Irish showjumping mourns the loss of two fierce competitors

Sep 15th 2013, 6:50 PM 4,114 Views 2 Comments

Damien Gardiner and Joan Salmon represented Ireland at the Atlanta Olympics and Paralympics in 1996.

# paralympics - Monday 19 August, 2013

Oscar Pistorius murder trial set for 3 March 2014
# South Africa
# South Africa

Oscar Pistorius murder trial set for 3 March 2014

Aug 19th 2013, 9:15 AM 4,932 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year-old Paralympian is accused of shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day this year.

# paralympics - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Paralympic changes are bad news for Smyth and McKillop
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Paralympic changes are bad news for Smyth and McKillop

Jul 30th 2013, 8:13 PM 2,578 Views 1 Comment

The double champions in London will be unable to defend their 200 and 800 metre titles respectively.

# paralympics - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships
# Double Up
From The42
# Double Up

Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships

Jul 25th 2013, 6:23 PM 2,172 Views 15 Comments

A storming run of 10.61 seconds gave the Paralympic Champion 100m Gold.

# paralympics - Monday 22 July, 2013

Here's how Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth won World Championship gold yesterday
# Gold Rush
From The42
# Gold Rush

Here's how Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth won World Championship gold yesterday

Jul 22nd 2013, 11:30 AM 1,258 Views 0 Comments

The Irish pair were in blistering form in Lyon.

# paralympics - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Jason Smyth adds world champion to his CV with record equalling time
# Speed King
From The42
# Speed King

Jason Smyth adds world champion to his CV with record equalling time

Jul 21st 2013, 4:46 PM 8,034 Views 12 Comments

The Derry sprinter came close to breaking his own PB over 200 metres in Lyon today.

McKillop smashes his own record to claim 800m gold
# World Champ
From The42
# World Champ

McKillop smashes his own record to claim 800m gold

Jul 21st 2013, 3:29 PM 1,763 Views 1 Comment

Antrim’s Paralympic hero dominated the field and beat his own personal best time in Lyon this afternoon.

# paralympics - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero
# Gold Standard
From The42
# Gold Standard

VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero

Jun 19th 2013, 9:29 PM 972 Views 0 Comments

Darragh McDonald is striving to replicate the Gold Medal he won in London last year.

# paralympics - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Paralympic hero Mark Rohan inspiring Westmeath footballers
# Motivate
From The42
# Motivate

Paralympic hero Mark Rohan inspiring Westmeath footballers

Apr 25th 2013, 7:30 AM 1,305 Views 0 Comments

Manager Pat Flanagan has heaped praise on Rohan, who won two gold medals last year in London.

# paralympics - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub
# Ignored
From The42
# Ignored

Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub

Apr 24th 2013, 1:05 PM 8,278 Views 4 Comments

Despite being one of the London Games’ most outstanding performers, he’s not on the bill for the anniversary event.

# paralympics - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Oscar Pistorius hits out at disrespectful fans' Reeva Steenkamp comments
# Reeva Steenkamp
From The42
# Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius hits out at disrespectful fans' Reeva Steenkamp comments

Apr 11th 2013, 4:25 PM 13,213 Views 0 Comments

The Blade Runner is said to be furious when told about a group of fans on Twitter calling themselves the ‘Pistorians’.

# paralympics - Friday 22 February, 2013

Marist College seek inspiration from Mark Rohan ahead of Leinster semi-final
# Past Pupil
From The42
# Past Pupil

Marist College seek inspiration from Mark Rohan ahead of Leinster semi-final

Feb 22nd 2013, 10:19 AM 1,058 Views 1 Comment

The paralympic gold medallist has been back at his old school to help out with the senior football team.