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Albury-Wodonga athletes break records at Australian Deaf Games

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesBorder athletes have made an impression as the Australian Deaf Games celebrate elite performances alongside the goals of participation and social inclusion.

Declan Campion broke the under-18 and under-20 games record for high jump at the athletics, which was postponed a day owing to the weekend heat.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5188338/border-athletes-break-records-at-australian-deaf-games/

Source: The Border Mail

Ex-UFC fighter Matt Hamill offers to fight Michael Bisping at UFC London

By Lewis McKeever

UFCIt’s been almost eleven years since Matt Hamill fought Michael Bisping in London, England, but there’s probably still some debate -- on the far reaches of the world wide web -- over the official decision.

Bisping, who made somewhat of a rivalry with Hamill on The Ultimate Fighter 3, received a tidal wave of online criticism after his split decision victory over ‘The Hammer’ at UFC 75. It was one of the most controversial and hotly-debated fights at the time, but both fighters eventually moved on and went on different career paths, with no rematch ever booked.

Read more: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/1/18/16904842/ufc-mma-news-veteran-matt-hamill-interview-michael-bisping-retirement-fight-london

Source: SB Nation Bloody Elbow

Stirring opening ceremony gets Australian Deaf Games off to flying start

By Chris Young

2018 Deaf Australian GamesDEBRA Swann spent the last 18 months planning the opening ceremony for the Australian Deaf Games.

It's only natural then, after all that hard work and effort, that there would be a bit of emotion backstage at the end of Saturday night’s ceremony.

The Albury Entertainment Centre was packed to officially launch this week's games, with representatives from each state and territory competing placing their flag on the stage.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5180126/australian-deaf-games-stirring-opening-ceremony/

Source: The Border Mail

Australian Deaf Games estimated to inject $3 million into Albury-Wodonga

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesMillions of dollars, hundreds of visitors and a community impact expected to last well beyond the closing ceremony.

Much is expected from the 2018 Australian Deaf Games, which start on Saturday in Albury-Wodonga and continue with a nine-day program over 17 sports and other activities.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5177518/australian-deaf-games-estimated-to-inject-3-million-into-border/

Source: The Border Mail

2018 Australian Deaf Games begin in Albury-Wodonga on Saturday

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesCommunity support has allowed the Border to host more sports at the 2018 Australian Deaf Games than the previous competition in Adelaide.

More than 850 deaf and hard of hearing competitors, parents, educators and interpreters have started arriving in Albury-Wodonga for the week-long event, which begins on Saturday.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5175764/community-support-makes-more-sports-possible-at-deaf-games/

Source: The Border Mail

Investigation launched over photo showing Turkish national wrestler mopping floors

Turkey FlagThe Sports Ministry on Jan. 11 launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to national wrestler Seyfullah Karadeniz having to mop the floors at the provincial Directorate of Youths and Sports in the Central Anatolian province of Çankırı.

Doğan News Agency on Jan. 10 reported that Karadeniz, a member Turkey’s National Deaf Wrestling Team, was working as subcontracted worker at the directorate, publishing photographs showing him cleaning the floors there.

Read more: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/investigation-launched-over-photo-showing-turkish-national-wrestler-mopping-floors-125594

Source: Hurriyet Daily News

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