Rio judge seizes assets of official Olympic broadcaster


22 September, 2016

"It's not every day that you can go out in a wheelchair and bash up other guys in wheelchairs", he told the Rio 2016 website.

"But we obviously know what we're doing at the top so we've just got to keep continuing that through".

Japanese athletes captured 24 medals - 10 silvers and 14 bronzes, but no gold.

The Paralympic movement also avoided taking a major step backwards following the giant leap forward it took at London 2012.

IPC president Sir Philip Craven said the channel had "set an worldwide benchmark" for Paralympics coverage.

Osoth, who has been associated with the Thai Paralympic teams since 2000, said improvements were especially needed in shooting and archery as the Thai players were not strong enough.

Khatab said that the Paralympic athletes were disheartened because the media had deprived them of the right of being watched by an Egyptian audience.

"The magnificent performance of ParalympicsGB this year reflects the talent and commitment of the athletes and their support teams".

Texans use defense to defeat Chiefs
Last season, Osweiler filled in for a sub-par Peyton Manning at halftime when the Broncos hosted the Chiefs on November 15. The Chiefs beat the Texans twice a year ago in Houston , which gives this game strong symbolic relevance to Houston .

Chun, Park share first-round lead at Evian Championship
The 19 year old world number one is tied for 28th, seven shots behind the leaders South Korean's Sung Hyun Park and In Gee Chun. She's making her first appearance at the Evian Championship and said that her accuracy off the tee was key to her strong start.

Boy, 13, fatally shot by cop had pulled out BB gun
Police say when officers arrived on the scene, the victim told them that a group of males had approached him and demanded money. Pappas said King did not comply with orders to show his hands, reached for a gun, and the officer was forced to shoot.

In the men's event, Switzerland's Marcel Hug jostled neck and neck with Australia's Kert Fearnley before putting in an extraordinary burst of energy to soar over the finish line a few meters ahead.

Cundy won two gold medals on the cycling track in his sixth Games, four years on from ignominy in London when he exploded into a fit of rage at officials for denying him a restart in his favourite one-kilometre time-trial discipline.

Masoud Ashrafi, the secretary-general of Iran's National Paralympic Committee, said: "There is one bitterness and one sweetness". He was the first British man to win an Olympic swimming gold medal since Adrian Moorhouse in 1988.

Nigeria topped the gold medals table in the African category with eight (8) gold medals, two silver and two bronze medals each and placed 17th on the world gold medal chart with a total of 12 medals.

Over the course of 11 days in Brazil, they won 147 medals in total, including a staggering 64 golds.

During the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Sunday, President of the International Paralympic Committee Sir Philip Craven delivered a speech and paid condolences to Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad's family, friends, his teammates and the people of Iran by observing a moment of silence in his memory.

For now though, Paralympics Ireland can rightly bask in their Rio efforts, with Harbison going so far as to suggest these Games should be viewed positively when set against London's record-breaking results.

More news

  • Gas shortages being seen at some pumps

    Gas shortages being seen at some pumps

    There have been some reports by viewers of gas prices shooting up to more than $4.00 a gallon at some stations in the metro area. A bag covers a pump handle at a gas station that has no fuel to sell Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.

    South Korea court asks Hanjin Shipping creditor for funds

    Hanjin Scarlet had been anchored near the Port of Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia for almost a week. In court filings earlier this week, HP and Samsung independently sought to expedite the situation.

    Diane James elected the new leader of Ukip

    Running against James for the leadership spot were Lisa Duffy, Bill Etheridge, Elizabeth Jones and Phillip Broughton. He is one of a number of high-profile figures in Ukip who have been frozen out by the Farage wing of the party.
  • Oregon Ducks face adversity going into Pac-12 play

    Oregon Ducks face adversity going into Pac-12 play

    Allen suffered a non-contact injury to his left leg during the fourth quarter of the Nebraska game this past Saturday. After competing in Rio, Allen was a late arrival for the Ducks' fall camp but jumped right back into action.

    After odd win, Djokovic to face Wawrinka in US Open final

    Asked whether he had any concern about the lack of match competition over the past two weeks, Djokovic replied: "Not really". The world number 12 gave a passionate defence of his performance and insisted he was simply aiming to unsettle his opponent.

    EU's defence co-operation should focus on concrete aspects, says Niinistö

    A European Defence Fund would stimulate military research and development, he said. We need connectivity that people can afford and use while on the move.
  • Kanye West performs at New York Fashion Week party

    Remember, the last fashion show of the star, Taylor Swift had been humiliated. One model clearly had enough of her uncomfortable shoes and took them off.

    Brazil's Lula calls charges against him 'pure fiction'

    A conviction would dash Lula's hopes of running for a third term in 2018. "The damage to the Workers Party is enormous". He also was key in Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host South America's first Olympics, which finished on August 21.
    CNN poll: More 'likely voters' believe Clinton will win debate

    CNN poll: More 'likely voters' believe Clinton will win debate

    The two campaigns arrived in Cleveland within hours of each other, underscoring Ohio's quadrennial role in presidential campaigns. On the right, Donald Trump speaks during the CNN Republican presidential debate on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Militants in southern Philippines free Norwegian hostage

    Militants in southern Philippines free Norwegian hostage

    When Flor was freed in June, she recounted in horror how the militants rejoiced while watching the beheadings. Ridsdel and Hall were beheaded by the ASG when their families failed to pay the ransom demanded by the group.

    Tesla's autopilot system under scrutiny in fatal China crash

    Earlier this year, a fatal auto crash involving a Tesla model S and a road-sweeping vehicle left a 23-year-old man dead in China. Mobileye announced its break with Tesla in July following a fatal collision in May that involved Autopilot .

    Leaky pipeline causes United States gas prices to spike

    In South Carolina, prices rose overnight by a penny to an average $1.93 per gallon. With this they can begin to excavate the line to complete the repairs.