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Torvill and Dean cheer on athletes

The Special Winter Olympics is nearing its end with just four more days of competition to go.

The event in Austria is for people with disabilities - and has attracted athletes from around the world, including our region.

The figure skaters were in action - cheered on by friends and family and a couple of other familiar faces. Lauren Hall reports.


Medway hosts handball championships

Since the London Olympics, more and more of us have been taking up the sport of handball.

It's popular in much of Europe and at the weekend 74 teams descended on Medway to take part in the British University Championships.

As Abigail Bracken reports.

Abigail spoke to John Pearce from the British Handball Team at the 2012 Olympics and the Captain of the University of Kent Mens Handball Team, Joakin Hauge.

She also spoke to Karim Richani and Mark Ankrah from the University of Kent Mens Handball Team.

Double win for training partners at Reading half-marathon

Winner Andy Vernon crosses the finish line

Congratulations to the first finishers at the Reading half marathon.

Andy Vernon crossed the finish line first in an unofficial record time of 1:03:08.

Charlotte Purdue

His team mate and training partner from the Aldershot, Farnham and District athletics club, Charlotte Purdue, won the women's race.


Over 15,500 runners in today's Reading Half Marathon

The Reading Half Marathon in 2016 Credit: Race organisers

Thousands of runners will pound the streets of Reading today to take part in the town's 34th Reading Half Marathon.

The event starts at the Green Park area of town and ends at Madejski Stadium. The organisers have made a downloadable map of the route available online.

A number of roads will be closed before, during and after the race.

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Credit: ITV Meridian

On Sunday around fifteen and a half thousand runners will take to the streets for the 34th Reading Half Marathon.

The 13 point one mile race starts at the Green Park business complex, and goes through the town centre with passing spots including the university campus, the main train station, three Hospitals - including the Royal Berkshire - and ending at the Madejski Stadium.

Cary Johnston met some competitors ahead of the race.

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