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Transportation issues in Rio delay personal implements inspection in athletics

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As a result of  a lack of transportation to the Olympic Stadium yesterday, athletes have been given extra time for personal implements inspection in athletics today at the Rio Paralympics.  Athletes competing in today’s events can have their implements inspected until two hours before the start of their event today.


Transportation has been problematic at times in Rio, at least among the press corps.  Some have said they are generally taking an Uber or a taxi from venue to venue because of how the transportation system has been working.  A few have indicated that transportation issues may impact which sports they cover in Rio.

Athletics officially gets underway today, with medals in men’s 5000m – T11, men’s shot put – F32, men’s discus throw – F52, men’s long jump – T11, men’s Shot Put – F12, women’s shot put – F57, men’s Shot Put – F41, men’s discus throw – F37, women’s long jump – T47 and women’s 100m – T53 on offer.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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