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Paralympics

A Greatness We Never Knew We Could Achieve

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 11.22.2012 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Apart from the Paralympics themselves, for me the most moving moment of an extraordinary summer was the BBC film, "The Best of Men," about the person who inspired the games, the late Dr. Ludwig Guttmann. It is a story of hope rescued from several kinds of despair.

Rising to the Challenge: Athletes in the Face of Adversity

Richard Attias | Posted 11.21.2012 | Sports
Richard Attias

The Olympics and Paralympics are rich in tales of individuals who have overcome challenges in their professional and private lives. They are the ones whose stories inspire their supporters long after the Games have ended.

Amazing! Polio Survivors Invent New Sport For Paralympics

Sarah Medina | Posted 09.18.2012 | Good News

A soccer game in which you can use your hands? A new Kickstarter-funded documentary, Rollaball, hopes to give skate soccer -- a burgeoning extreme...

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 ...

Spain's Most Decorated Paralympic Swimmer

Alexander Ragir | Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports
Alexander Ragir

Xavi Torres was born without hands or feet, but that's never kept him from swimming in the open ocean off the coast of Mallorca, Spain.

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...

Brit Media Crow Over Triumphs -- But Tensions Beneath?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 11.12.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The whole world's eyes, as they say, have been on Britain. And Britain's own scrutiny of itself has also been intense -- encouraged by an orgy of self-absorption by the British media.

Candoco: Thinking Beyond the Body (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Coldplay have left the stadium but the buzz surrounding the Paralympic Games looks set to continue. Some feedback credits London 2012 for bridging the...

The 'Greatest Paralympics Ever' Come to an End

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.11.2012 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Here are some of the adversities our 20 military Paralympians have faced and how they have turned them into opportunities.

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...

Nick Springer: Quad Amputee and Paralympian

John Robinson | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
John Robinson

At age 14, bacterial meningococcal meningitis took four limbs from Nick Springer. It didn't take his determination.

Coldplay, Rihanna & Jay-Z Perform At Paralympics Closing

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON — Farewell, London. Good luck matching that, Rio. Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay-Z rocked the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night to give the big...

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: 'Blade Runner' Dominates In 400 To Conclude Dual-Games Summer

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 11.08.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Oscar Pistorius completed his groundbreaking dual-games trip to London by finally winning an individual gold, defending his Paralympic ...

Root for Team USA: Paralympic Highlights

Bonnie St. John | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Bonnie St. John

There's still time to enjoy some of the most amazing feats of athletic achievement: The London Paralympics 2012! As a winner of 3 Paralympic medals, I know firsthand the dedication to training and perseverance required to compete at this level of sport.

WATCH: Teen Without Arms Sinks Amazing Half-Court Basketball Shot

Posted 09.07.2012 | Good News

If you think sinking a half-court basketball shot is tough, try doing it without arms. Ryan Leonard, a North Carolina teen who WGHP-Fox 8 reports w...

PHOTOS: Princess Eugenie May Be The Style Star To Watch

Posted 09.09.2012 | Style

While all eyes were glued to the London Olympics in early August, the subsequent Paralympics have been slightly overshadowed by two political conventi...

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...

'Blade Runner' Surrenders Another Paralympics Title

AP | Posted 11.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Oscar Pistorius lost another of his Paralympic titles, finishing fourth in the 100-meter final. Jonny Peacock of Britain won the showp...

Armless Archer Medals In Paralympics

Posted 09.07.2012 | Sports

Matt Stutzman, an armless Paralympic athlete, might not be the first man people would identify as a world-class archer. But once he's in action, i...

Paralympic Rower Oksana Masters Inspires New Sonnet Form

David Shook | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
David Shook

Rapid Googling: radiated in the womb (Did someone make this up?), adopted from a Ukrainian orphanage by a single mother in Buffalo at age seven (Did I?), rowing partner with a Marine who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan (Did Jerry Bruckheimer?).

Navy Vet Blinded In Afghanistan Wins Gold At Paralympics

AP | By ROB HARRIS | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact

LONDON -- The explosion that took away Brad Snyder's sight couldn't touch the Navy lieutenant's fighting spirit. A year after Snyder stepped on an ...

A Paralympic Champion

Hannah Cockcroft | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Hannah Cockcroft

I tried to put on my 'race face' as soon as I entered the track, but it's hard not to smile when a feeling of euphoria is filling your body, as 80,000 people chant your name.

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...