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Third-graders from a Tokyo primary school experience what it is like to be a blind athlete in an event marking six months to the Tokyo Paralympics. They put on eye masks and pair up with classmates to learn how blind athletes compete in the games.

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Disabled Kazakhs fight for rights amid Paralympics push

Kazakhstan ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2015 and has claimed improvements in inclusion and access for over 600,000 people registered as disabled, particularly in the last decade. But the overhaul of the Soviet approach to disability that saw handicapped people live in isolation from society has not been fast.

Trump Hosts Olympians, Expresses Hope for Korea

President Donald Trump welcomed athletes who participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics to the White House Friday. Trump also said he had hope for peace on the Korean peninsula. (April 27)

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‘Goal was to prevent Russian flag flying at Rio Paralympics’ – sports lawyer

Switzerland’s highest court has refused to overturn a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to ban Russian athletes from taking part in next month’s Rio Paralympics – meaning Russia has now exhausted its legal options. RT spoke exclusively with the lawyer fighting for the Russian Paralympians.

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‘We can’t live without sport’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

As the Court of Arbitration for Sport is set to hear Russia’s appeal to the ban imposed on its entire Paralympics team, athletes speak out on how sports have changed their lives, and what life would become if they are banned from competing.

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‘I believe that common sense and justice will prevail’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

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‘We’re ready to fight this decision’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

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‘I can’t imagine my life without sport’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

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‘Somebody just decided to ban us’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

As the Court of Arbitration for Sport is set to hear Russia’s appeal to the ban imposed on its entire Paralympics team, athletes speak out on how sports have changed their lives, and what life would become if they are banned from competing.

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‘I defend the honor of my country and my flag’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

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‘I will fight till the end, and in 4 years I will show them!’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

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‘Disabled people are fighting to go beyond their limitations’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

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‘What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

As the Court of Arbitration for Sport is set to hear Russia’s appeal to the ban imposed on its entire Paralympics team, athletes speak out on how sports have changed their lives, and what life would become if they are banned from competing.

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‘I keep on training, enduring all that pain, losing sleep’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

As the Court of Arbitration for Sport is set to hear Russia’s appeal to the ban imposed on its entire Paralympics team, athletes speak out on how sports have changed their lives, and what life would become if they are banned from competing.

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‘Sports is my life!’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

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‘Why are you depriving us of our dream?’ – Russian Paralympian to IPC chief

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Entire Russian Paralympic team banned from Rio Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed a blanket ban on Russians competing at next month’s Games following a recommendation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to ban Russia’s Paralympics team from the event. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/7lvp

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