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Tandem Biking Opens Sport to Blind Bikersi
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August 29, 2014 8:57 PM
You might have seen a tandem bike or even ridden one yourself. The two-seaters are now becoming popular among blind people. In many U.S. cities and elsewhere around the world, the blind are buying tandems and then recruiting sighted partners to get them on the road. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble meets up with a cycling club that accommodates blind bikers in the Washington suburbs.
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Video Tandem Biking Opens Sport to Blind Bikers

You might have seen a tandem bike or even ridden one yourself. The two-seaters are now becoming popular among blind people. In many U.S. cities and elsewhere around the world, the blind are buying tandems and then recruiting sighted partners to get them on the road. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble meets up with a cycling club that accommodates blind bikers in the Washington suburbs.
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Video Pachyderms Play Polo to Raise Money for Elephants

Polo, the ancient team competition typically played on horseback, is known as the “sport of kings.” However, the royal version for one annual event in Thailand swaps the horse for the kingdom’s national symbol - the elephant. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Samut Prakan reports that the King’s Cup Elephant Polo tournament is all for a good cause.
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