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RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- More than 4,400 athletes from 160 countries and regions will compete at the Rio Paralympic Games, which officially opened at the Maracana Stadium on Wednesday.

The figure includes two refugees, who will participate under the International Paralympic Athletes flag, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Wednesday.

Of the 4,432 athletes registered for the September 7-18 Games, a record 1,621 are women - 12% more than London four years ago and more than double the number that participated in Atlanta 20 years ago.

The overall number of athletes in Rio eclipses the 4,302 participants that took part in London and the 3,951 who were registered in Beijing in 2008.

The high participation level comes despite the late withdrawals of Comoros and Liberia, and the absence of Russia.

IPC president Philip Craven said organizers had overcome many obstacles, such as budget cuts and slow early ticket sales amid Brazil's worst recession in decades.

""Two weeks ago I said we faced unprecedented circumstances and since then we've seen unprecedented teamwork,"" Craven told a news conference.

""The feeling coming out of the athletes village is that athletes are happy. The thing to remember is athletes perform best when they are happy and I only saw happy athletes in the village, and that's all right for me.""

Since the Olympic Games closing ceremony on August 21, ticket sales have risen from 300,000 to almost 1.7 million, Craven said.

Organizers are now hoping the to overtake the 2.4 million tickets sold at the Beijing 2008 Games.

""These are going to be the people's Games. You cannot come to a more passionate country for sport, but you've got to engage with the hearts,"" Craven said.

""I think that we've seen from the massive increase in the ticket sales that the Cariocas [Rio residents] and the Brasileiros are ready for these Games and they want more after the Olympics and they particularly want to see the Brazilian athletes.""

""It's always very very important to have a highly successful national team coming from the country where the Games are taking place.""

Craven said a record 1,500 athletes would be tested for doping during the Rio Paralympics.

The Games will be broadcast to 154 countries and regions - 39 more than in London.


BEIJING Nike Air Max Thea Pas Cher , Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Growth of China's leverage ratioslowed substantially in the first three quarters, a central bankofficial said Saturday.

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The slowdown came after measures from regulators to rein in debtgrowth, with bank lending more cautious, online financing strictlyregulated, and businesses and individuals breaching financial rulesseverely penalized.

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The economic forum was jointly held by the China Center forInternational Economic Exchanges and the State Think Tank of XinhuaNews Agency, and assembled around 300 officials, scholars,corporate executives and think tank representatives. Enditem

NAIROBI Nike Air Max 2019 Pas Cher , Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Xiamen Marathon champion Moses Mosop has been recovered from a tendon injury which had kept him out of competition for the last two years. He expects to prove his fitness at the Paris Marathon on April 12.

The former Chicago Marathon champion is among the top athletes in Paris and he believes he will weather the storm, win the title and be able to convince Kenyan selectors to pick him for the World Marathon Championships in Beijing in August.

"I have been training hard and I believe I will be able to do well in Paris. I have run twice in Paris over the half marathon distance, winning once and finishing second in 2012 and 2011," Mosop said said Wednesday in Eldoret.

"But I need a race course Nike Air Max 270 Pas Cher , which I know and can control well my pace. Paris is one of them and it will not be easy looking at the calibre of opposition," he added.

Mosop, who turns 30 in July, missed the London Olympics with a tendon injury. He returned to fitness late in 2014 and was entered in the Prague Marathon but he was not successful.

NEW DELHI , Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian militant group Hamas fired rockets toward Israel from densely populated zone in Gaza Tuesday morning, the minutes before the ceasefire with Israel started, an Indian TV channel reported Wednesday.

Hamas fired about 30 rockets all from densely populated areas in Gaza, according to the report by the NDTV.

Israel has argued that these rockets are fired from civilian areas Nouvelle Nike Air Max Pas Cher , and this is why its retaliatory strikes can result in civilian casualties.

"One such rocket silo was being created under a tent right next to the hotel where our team was staying. Minutes later, we saw the rocket being fired, just before the 72-hour ceasefire came into effect," said the report sent by a crew deployed at Gaza.

The TV footage was shot from a window of the hotel and the faces of the men involved in firing the rocket were blurred.

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