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2012 Paralympics

Racing Against the Odds

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Catherine Okafor

2013-03-18-kristinduquettePULL.JPGKristin has gone against the odds and achieved more than the average able-bodied person has and probably ever will in their lifetime.

U.S. Paralympian's Home Burglarized While Competing

Posted 09.14.2012 | Sports

After spending two weeks in London competing in the 2012 Paralympics, Cheryl Leitner returned to the United States to find her home had been burglariz...

Obamas Salute Olympians, Paralympians

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 09.14.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gathered Team USA at the White House on Friday to hail the Olympians and Paralympians as conquering heroes. "We ...

Paralympian's Home Burglarized While Competing

AP | Posted 09.13.2012 | Sports

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Police are trying to find the person who burglarized a New Jersey woman's home while she was in London competing in the Paralympic...

NBC Paralympics Coverage Criticized By IPC

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.10.2012 | Media

NBC's Olympics coverage was criticized by another entity on Monday. The International Paralympics Committee (IPC) said that it would further scruti...

Ex-Race Car Driver Wins Paralympics Gold

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 09.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Alex Zanardi just loves to race. But what he really likes to do is win. The former Formula One driver took the Paralympic gold medal Wednes...

WATCH: Injured Brazilian Paralympian Refuses To Quit

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2012 | Sports

For some of the most poignant moments in sports, the agony of defeat merely presents the opportunity for a moving display of resolve, compassion or au...

Iranian Paralympian Snubs Kate Middleton

Posted 09.05.2012 | Sports

While the Olympics and Paralympics aspire to transcend international divisions, cultural and political differences can still become visible. This w...

Wheelchair Tennis Player Extends Stunning Winning streak

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 09.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- It is surely one of the greatest winning streaks in all sports. Wheelchair tennis player Esther Vergeer won her 468th singles match in a ro...

Shark Attack Survivor Medals At Paralympics

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 09.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Paralympic swimmer Achmat Hassiem uses special motivation to go fast: He imagines being chased by the great white shark that bit off his rig...

MUST-WATCH: Paralympian Makes Stunning Table Tennis Shot

Posted 09.04.2012 | Sports

David Wetherill of England made what might be the highlight of the Paralympics on Friday in a table tennis match against Germany's Thomasz Kusiak. ...

PHOTOS: The Duchess Of Cambridge Hands Out Medals At The Paralympics

Posted 09.03.2012 | Style

What's better than winning a medal? Winning a medal from Kate Middleton, After a long stretch of seeing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge out at e...

'Blade Runner' Apologizes

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 09.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Oscar Pistorius apologized Monday for the timing of his complaints about a rival's blades following his defeat in the Paralympic 200-meter f...

Pistorius Stunned At Paralympics

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 11.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- A month after his groundbreaking Olympic debut, Oscar Pistorius was reeling from a stunning upset Sunday in the London Paralympics. The "...

PHOTOS: Incredible Images From The 2012 Paralympics

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.02.2012 | Sports

The images are inspiring as athletes from around the globe show their prowess on the track, in the pool and on the field with their talents far oversh...

PHOTOS: Kate And Will Are Not Impressed

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 08.30.2012 | Style

The last time we saw Kate Middleton, she was closing out the Olympics in a printed Whistles dress, leaving her mark on the world's greatest sporting e...

Live From the 2012 Paralympic Games

Judith Vecchione | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports
Judith Vecchione

The world's second largest sporting event, the Paralympics, begins today. During the Games there is no live broadcast in the U.S. Where to watch?

Pioneering Doctor Remembered For Paralympic Idea

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 10.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The Olympics have Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern games. The Paralympics have Sir Ludwig Guttmann. Guttmann, a Je...

'Faster Than Usain Bolt:' Prosthetics Could Help Disabled Athletes Outdo Olympians

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Oscar Pistorius made history last month when he became the first double-amputee to compete at the Olympics. While the South African "Blade ...

Paralympians Accused Of Sexual Assault, Tossed From Jordanian Squad

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports

AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordan pulled three squad members accused of sexual assault in Northern Ireland out of the 2012 London Paralympics on Thursday, sport...

Dreamer, Driver, Doer: Anjali Forber-Pratt

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports

“Bye, mom. We’re going on an adventure.” Ian Forber-Pratt always made sure that his younger sister, Anjali, joined him on whatever suburban e...

Teen Swimmer Overcomes Paralysis To Set World Records

Posted 06.20.2012 | Sports

Just as many teenagers might do after a big day, Victoria Arlen recently went on Twitter to share an accomplishment with her friends and followers. Th...