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2012 London Paralympic Games Lead Up News


  • Published: 2009-01-30 : Author: Disabled World
  • Synopsis: News and sporting event information for the lead up to the 2012 london paralympic games.

British teams in eight Olympics sports had their funding slashed on Thursday, raising fears that the host nation will be unable to field a team in every sport at the 2012 London Olympics. Four Paralympics sports also had their funding cut for the 2012 Games due to a budget shortfall of 50 million pounds.

30 - Jan - 2012 - CHORLEY'S Jason Queally is hoping to become the first man to win Olympic and Paralympic cycling gold medals. Queally won gold in the 1km time trial at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and is now training to become a tandem 'pilot' with the possibility of competing in the Paralympics in the future. Queally will be competing with Paralympic champion Anthony Kappes and the pair are expected to make their competitive debut at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester in May.

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British teams in eight Olympics sports had their funding slashed on Thursday, raising fears that the host nation will be unable to field a team in every sport at the 2012 London Olympics. Four Paralympics sports also had their funding cut for the 2012 Games due to a budget shortfall of 50 million pounds. Sue Campbell, the head of UK Sport, said: "It was vital that, having successfully targeted our medal prospects, we also maximized the chances of every sport for London 2012 within our limited resources."

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CARCOAR'S Kurt Fearnley capped a stellar 12 months by claiming a fifth straight Oz Day title yesterday. After starting 2008 with a then-record fourth men's Oz Day title, Fearnley went on to win both the Chicago and New York marathons, plus a second consecutive Paralympic marathon gold in Beijing. He has now started 2009 in ideal fashion and the 27-year-old feels there is plenty left in his already-impressive career. "In the back of the mind is the London Paralympic marathon and to get three on the trot, for me that's Dawn Fraser material. Paralympic great Louise Sauvage left the door open for a possible full-time return to wheelchair racing after finishing second in the women's Oz Day 10K event.

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