PARALYMPIC ATHLETES

  • Pretoria judge allows prosecutors to appeal Pistorius verdict December 10, 2014

    Pretoria: A South African judge, on Wednesday, granted prosecutors the right to appeal against the acquittal of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius from murder charges. Pistorius was jailed for five years in October for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The double-amputee athlete claimed in his defence that he accidentally shot Steenkamp thinking...
  • Defence team closes case in Oscar Pistorius murder trial July 8, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius' defence team wrapped up its case in the murder trial of the Olympic and Paralympic athlete on Tuesday and the court adjourned for a month to allow the legal teams to prepare and submit their closing arguments. Pistorius, who had his lowerlegs amputated as a baby, could face life...
  • Rahul Dravid to mentor junior Olympic, Paralympic athletes January 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Monday announced his association with GoSports Foundation with an aim to contribute towards the development and mentorship of Indian junior Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Dravid will join the Board of Advisors of sports nonprofit organisation and will also institute the 'Rahul Dravid Athlete...
  • Paralympics: Indian athletes allege lack of escorts September 2, 2012

    London: Less than a month after India's best show at the Olympics, shame for the country at the London Paralympics. CNNIBN has exclusively learnt that India's speciallyabled athletes are struggling at the Games Village. While Indian officials are staying at the Village, coaches and escorts have been asked to stay...