Interview with deaf British footballer Claire Stancliffe: “They don’t support deaf athletes. That is not equality.”
Deaf footballer Claire Stancliffe talks about the funding difficulties facing the British Women’s Deaf football team and the impact these problems could have on the future of the sport in the UK.
Saturday will be an exciting day. This weekend our country will erupt into a frenzy of colour and song; sometimes profound, often crass. Football will once again reign supreme.
There was no Angolan equestrian team or Eritrean rowers and perhaps ironically, no sailors from Somalia to worry Big Ben Ainslie. Is this purely down to the cost of training?
In the end, it wasn’t the union jack painted faces, “Team GB” hash tags or unpredicted boasts of tickets for an obscure event in a remote London hamlet that gave the games away; it was the tears.
This month, the eyes of the world are on Great Britain. Our organisation and preparation skills will be examined by eager tourists, as will British society in general.
Scott Moorhouse was working in Telecommunications when his boss heard a radio promotion for a ParalympicsGB Talent Day in London and gave him the day off to go along. He’s now ranked second in the world in the F42 javelin with a lifetime best mark of 47.33m and has deferred his final year of university in Essex to focus on the London 2012 Paralympics.
Tomorrow will mark a year to go until the opening of the 2012 London Olympics.
Team GB will be going for a medal in the basketball tournament, although their preparations are perhaps not quite on track. Three of their players lost 20-18 to west coast rappers Snoop Dogg and Warren G and (taking a break from [...]
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