I was recently inspired by a Daily Mail article, which detailed how a 7/7 bomb blast survivor, who lost her legs in one of the London tube blasts has defied the odds, to represent Great Britain as a member of the volleyball team at the 2012 paralympics.
A leading Deaf arts festival director has been recognised in the Queens birthday honours after years of work that have seen her develop relationships with disabled artists from across the world. Ruth Gould artistic director of Liverpool-based DaDaFest has been recognised with an MBE for services to disability arts. Her work with DaDaFest over the last 15 years has provided a platform for Deaf and disabled artists to appear in what is now the biennial DaDaFest International festival. She…
GB women's indoor volleyball team return to Sheffield
A new deal means Great Britain's women's indoor volleyball team will return to the UK until the 2012 Olympics. Last year, their centralised programme was under threat after the sport lost its public funding - forcing players to find club contracts on the continent.
Members of the Great Britain Beach Volleyball team (left to right) Denise Johns, Lucy Bolton, Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney wave at motorists in Parliament Square to launch Transport for London's Temporary Road Changes planning tool Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA
Ding dong... belles at Big Ben! Olympic beach volleyball team stop traffic in London's Parliament Square sporting briefs and bikinis
Great Britain women's Beach Volleyball team: This online news article is about a public volleyball tournament the women held in London. The article got a lot of comments, mostly to the effect of "these girls are too fat to dress this way". One commenter actually said, "Oh God, I just bought beach volley tickets! I hope the athletes (male and female) will be better looking and fitter than these!" If these girls are fat, then I'm proud to be labeled fat, too.