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Paralympic Games

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.

Sochi Isn't Fully Equipped To Accommodate Athletes With Disabilities For Paralympics

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact

SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- After $51 billion, it should be easy to get around at the Olympics - for everyone. Organizers have repeatedly touted accessib...

Meet Teresa Perales: The New Michael Phelps

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 12.31.2012 | Latino Voices

Paralympic swimmer Teresa Perales earned her 22nd medal with the gold she won in the 100 m freestyle S5 in the London Paralympic Games last September....

The Most Dominant Athlete in the World -- It's Not Who You Think

Ryan Madden | Posted 12.11.2012 | Sports
Ryan Madden

Esther Vergeer is, without hyperbole, the most dominant athlete living today -- and you've probably never heard of her.

The Transhuman Paralympic Games

Andy Miah | Posted 11.10.2012 | Sports
Andy Miah

As technology improves, and as Paralympians get better, they may no longer desire to compete in the Paralympic Games, favoring the more high profile Olympic Games.

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...

What the U.S. Should Learn About 'Being Ready'

John Robinson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Media
John Robinson

You know what happens when you show the London 2012 Paralympics on TV as you would other international sports? You get interest in diversity now and for years to come.

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?).

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.

WATCH: Former Marine Goes From Homeless To Paralympic Athlete

Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact

One former Marine from Florida has tackled depression and disability but has yet to find an obstacle she can't overcome. Angela Madsen, 52, who be...

Swimming Blind: Paralympian Colleen Young's Story

Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jaimie Dalessio, Senior Reporter When Colleen Young swims, she searches for a line on the floor of the pool. As that line comes into focus, sh...

The Paralympics Return to Their Roots

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports
Sir Peter Westmacott

The Paralympics have grown into the world's second-largest sporting event, surpassed now only by the Olympics themselves. London's Games will be the biggest yet.

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?

Armless Woman Takes On Olympics

Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living

Sue Kent was born with short limbs as a result of her mother taking Thalidomide during pregnancy. But that didn't stop her from pursuing a career in m...

Will Citizen Journalists Take Over the London 2012 Olympic Games?

Andy Miah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Miah

The International Olympic Committee is committed to opening up to new media, but what challenges does this present for them and Olympic fans?

Vancouver 2010: It's Not Over Yet!

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ali A. Rizvi

When Brian McKeever qualified to compete in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race at the Olympics, he made headlines. What distinguishes him from the rest is the fact that he is legally blind.

Paralympics: A Bonus Beyond Olympic Games

Jane Dwyre Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jane Dwyre Garton

What cannot be overlooked in a maze of economic development, sponsorship, job creation, urban renewal, and transportation concerns is the Paralympics, which follow after each Olympics.