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Athletes With Disabilities Show Gym-Goers Why They Should Look Past Appearances

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact

Tall. Buff. Agile. That’s how your standard gym rat would likely describe a perfect body. But at least one group of athletes in Brazil...

Oscar Pistorius' Release From Jail Put On Hold In South Africa

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

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Share the Love

Eli Wolff | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Eli Wolff

We heard his voice say "Share the love" to everyone he met. While his brave fight here is over, his voice is not silent. He speaks through all who heard him and loved him.

How Sports Can Break Down Barriers of Exclusion

Kim Samuel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Kim Samuel

Just as sports can create and reinforce a sense of belonging and purpose, so too it can be a pathway for recognition among peoples, and for breaking down the walls of preconception that prevent us from truly seeing one another.

Internet Rallies To Replace Paralympic Hopeful's Stolen Running Blades

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.10.2015 | Good News

The Internet has helped a young runner turn a setback into a victory lap. Paralympic hopeful Paul Peterson was dismayed when three of his prosthet...

Aaron Baker: Defying the Odds One Step at a Time

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

Aaron's recovery was as remarkable as it was challenging. "Prior to my injury, I had been very athletic and very competitive. After the accident, I wasn't trying to 'get back' to anything. I accepted my new life.

5 Super Bowl Commercials About Something Greater Than Selling A Product

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.02.2015 | Good News

Sunday night wasn't just about football and Katy Perry -- several social causes got their time in the spotlight, too. This year, Super Bowl adverti...

My Beautiful Reward and the 7 Lessons It Has Taught Me

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Mallory Weggemann

I was looking toward my future with hope, excitement and anticipation, it was a new chapter in life for me and I couldn't wait for what lay ahead. Until one day, everything I knew and everything I was looking forward to changed in the matter of a split second.

Blake Leeper Wants to Be the First American Paralympian at the Olympics

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Blake Leeper may be training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but he found time to stop by the Samsung Smart Lounge to talk about his goals and how technology can help people like him compete at a high level.

Redefining Disability

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Mallory Weggemann

Disability. It is an interesting word and one that many of us feel we cannot relate to. For nearly 19 years of my life, I was never classified as someone with a disability, until one day, in literally a split second everything I knew changed and I was now classified as an individual with a physical disability.

Leaving It on the Dock

Amanda Kraus | Posted 01.14.2015 | Sports
Amanda Kraus

The more I thought about the wheelchairs being left on the dock, the more I realized that so many rowers I have known from Row New York leave things on the dock all the time. They are, perhaps, not always tangible, but they are real.

Pistorius Banned From Paralympic Events For 5 Years

AP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence. ...

Sheer Ambition - Going for Gold in Blind Tandem Cycling

Amy Eskind | Posted 11.07.2014 | Sports
Amy Eskind

Hundreds of athletes from more than 40 countries gather in Greenville, South Carolina, over Labor Day weekend to compete with the best challenged cyclists in the world.

The Simple Moments

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 10.05.2014 | Good News
Mallory Weggemann

The other day while driving home from the grocery store with a car full of groceries, my mother saw an unforgettable scene that many of us have seen countless times, sometimes on a daily basis.

WATCH: Sports As Medicine

Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 4:40pm EST. From the benefits of strength training for people in their 90s to the breathtaking accomplishments of world-class athlete...

Olympic Day, Olympic Values and Sport for All Abilities

Eli Wolff | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports
Eli Wolff

While Sport for All does promote an inclusive message, an important dimension seems to be missing from the Sport for All mission that lies at the core purpose of Olympic Day and Sport for All -- all abilities.

Mallory Weggemann: 10 Ways I Remind Myself to Check In on My Personal Growth

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Mallory Weggemann

Over the past six years since my paralysis, I have spent a lot of time trying to define what success is to me and in all honesty, I think for years I had it all wrong. I have found that the only true gauge for success is our own personal growth.

Challenged Athletes: Changing Opinions About Disability

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.22.2014 | Good News
Tony Phillips

In fact, when we're talking about people who swim a half-mile, ride 12.4 miles and run 3.1 miles all before breakfast, there's really nothing 'disabled' about them at all.

Being Extraordinary

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Marc Erlbaum

Each of us faces challenges every day, some great, some small. And the reality of life is that the challenges continue; even as one ends, the next seems to be waiting imminently in its wake.

We All Need Reminders to Follow Our Passion

Chris Waddell | Posted 05.27.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

We have an amazing ability to persevere, to adapt and to dream, but sometimes we need someone else to jumpstart those dreams, someone to allow us to believe that our dreams are something more than idle thoughts.

Ukrainian Paralympians Stage Silent Protest

AP | By ROB HARRIS | Posted 05.15.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — On a podium in Russia, Ukrainian athletes cover their medals in a silent protest against the turmoil being inflicted on their c...

Youngest Paralympian Competes For Late Teammate

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 03.14.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — For the youngest Paralympian in Sochi, competing was about more than fulfilling a personal target. Ben Tudhope, a 1...

Russia Is Hosting Paralympians, But People With Disabilities Are Still Marginalized In Sochi

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact

By agreeing to host the Winter Paralympics this year, Russia appeared to have made some vast strides in its treatment of people with disabilities. But...

48 U.S. Paralympians To Follow On Twitter

Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports

The action in Sochi hasn't stopped just yet. With the 2014 Winter Paralympics underway, world class athletes will still be competing in Russia until S...

The Paralympics Have Come Into the Light

Chris Waddell | Posted 05.11.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

It looked like they were skiing on an avalanche--not getting engulfed in one, but skiing on top, with a constantly changing surface. The bottom could drop out at any moment.