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Sporting superstars deliver the ultimate Pep Talk to athletes ahead of the Special Olympics

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Some of the most iconic managers, coaches and athletes in the world – including Pep Guardiola and Gareth Southgate – have come together to deliver the ultimate team talk ahead of the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. The cast of sporting superstars shine a light on intellectual disability and highlight even those we now deem to be invincible have had to overcome their own challenges.

Innovative new glasses could revolutionise visually impaired athletes training

Innovative new glasses could revolutionise visually impaired athletes training

INNOVATIVE new glasses which could revolutionise the way in which visually impaired athletes train and compete are one of the many exciting entries for an innovative design competition.

The as yet unnamed concept is the brainchild of Andrew Taylor, a 24-year-old graduate from the University of Bath who had his eureka moment while in the final year of his design project.

His design works in a similar way to parking sensors in that it tracks an athlete’s position in their lane and running direction which is then translated into an audio signal.

The audio gets louder dependent on where the runner is on the track, allowing them to maintain a steady line around the circuit.

Rio athletes honoured by world para-athletics championships tickets

·        Organisers announce two special edition ticket prices to next summer’s World ParaAthletics Championships London 2017. 

·        In celebration of ParaGB’s successful performance in track and field, all adult tickets are £9, to honour nine new World Records set.

·        All children’s tickets are £3, to honour Hannah Cockroft’s triple gold achievement.

·        World ParaAthletics Championships takes place in the former Olympic Stadium between 14 – 23 July 2017. 

·        Tickets available for a limited time only at tickets.london2017athletics.com 

Paralympic fun in City Park

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Inspired by the heroes of Rio and to coincide with the start of our superhero athletes competing in the Paralympics, Bradford Council has organised a Paralympic event in City Park on Saturday 10 September between 10am and 2pm. 

The event will give people the opportunity to try out a variety of Paralympic sports, such as wheelchair basketball, adapted cycling, wheelchair rugby and Boccia, a form of seated bowls.

There will be two activity areas, with Centenary Square being used for wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball and adapted cycling and the area beneath the Big Screen being used for people to try out the sport of Boccia.