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Archive for September 2016

Sara Gross & Kelly O’Mara wrap up their humorous and somewhat cynical review of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and Paralympic Games highlighting the headlines, scandals and dramas both on and off the field. Their conclusions on the challenges facing the IOC before the next games to damage limitation on fallout from Rio; WADA’s credibility, doping control and where is ‘Fancy Bear’?  Visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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The Horse Show: Bettina Hoy

British-based German Eventing Olympian Bettina Hoy recently found her winning form at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (CCI3*) riding the 10 year old Westfalian gelding Seigneur Medicott. This came just a week after finishing sixth at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (CCI4*) with her Rio Olympic Games Reserve; the 12 year old Westfalian gelding Designer 10.  Chris Stafford spoke to Bettina in an exclusive interview for WiSP Sports Radio. 

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Sara Gross & Kelly O'Mara discuss the brilliance and banality surrounding the Paralympics, the cloak and dagger shrouding the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and why these games are a challenge to follow.  Visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.
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A History of Netball

A History of Netball by Penny Hopkins, narrated by Chris Stafford, tells the story of netball from its origins on America's eastern seaboard in 1891 to its evolution across commonwealth countries, the emergence of sponsorship and surge of media attention that has made it a hugely popular global sport with 20 million players in 80 countries. Hear how it developed and which teams are a force to be reckoned with in the modern era.  Visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Visually impaired Paratriathlete Christine Robbins and her guide Sasha Robbins will be representing Canada at the Rio Paralympics. Sara Gross caught up with them during a training session in Victoria, BC to hear about their preparation for the games.

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Canadian Paralympian Chantel Givens tells fellow triathlete Sara Gross about growing up as an athletic child despite missing a hand at birth, her transition from diver to triathlete and her excitement about being selected for the Paralympic team in Rio.  Chantel explains the adaptations to her bike and how she learned to transition from swim to bike to run. Visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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WiSP World New Zealand

Zoe George has another great show from Wellington with guest co-host Karen Nimmo sitting in for Katrina Grant. Their guests are NZ Paralympics CEO Fiona Allen live from Rio on what we should expect from New Zealand Paralympians at the games; Dr. Stacy Sims who has just released a book called Roar about female physiology plus media coverage of the Olympics with Toni Bruce from the University of Auckland. Visit us at www.wispsports.com and join in the conversation on social media with us @WiSP Sports.

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This week on Five Ring Circus, Sara and Kelly discuss all things Paralympics, where it started, what it means and why we should tune in. Listen as Sara Gross and Kelly O'Mara do a quick run down of everything you need to know about the games after the games - from how it got started to what sports are played.  How are para-athletes categorized and is it fair?  Why Down Syndrome athletes are fighting for inclusion.  What's the purpose of the other parallel Olympic movements like the Special Olympics and Deaflympics? All this and more on this week's episode of Five Ring Circus. 
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