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New Coke Commercial Features Special Olympics Athletes

In Ableism Sports, Sports on August 15, 2008 at 3:31 am

New Coke Commercial Features Special Olympics Athletes

6 August 2008
Special Olympics-Coca Cola sponsor logo

Special Olympics athletes are featured in a new television commercial created by The Coca-Cola Company, a Special Olympics Global Partner. The theme of the commercial, scheduled to air during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, 8-24 August, is supporting Olympic dreams. Special Olympics athletes are shown receiving medals along with Olympic athletes and Special Olympics supporters, including Nadia Comaneci, Carl Lewis and Rafer Johnson.

The Special Olympics athletes who appear in the commercial are Amanda Bamman, Special Olympics Colorado; Alex Darling, Special Olympics Washington; Paul Nimmich, Special Olympics South Carolina; and Christina Schell, Special Olympics Washington. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disabled people and AIDS

In Disability on August 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm

This article on the disabled people and AIDS discussion at the 17th International conference on AIDS in Mexico City appeared in the Globe and Mail yesterday

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In General on August 8, 2008 at 3:05 am

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Making babies: the next 30 years

In Ableism, Disability, NBICS on August 4, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Published online 16 July 2008 | Nature 454, 260-262 (2008) | doi:10.1038/454260a Helen Pearson

and on this blog you find a write up about what is in the Nature article

of cause artificial womb and gene therapy are part of the list
The hotlink titled ‘medical advances’ is not linking to the Nature article but to another