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We All Need Reminders to Follow Our Passion

Chris Waddell | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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 03.15.2014 | 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 03.11.2014 | 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.

U.S. Paralympian Reunited With Russian Birth Mother

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Pushing through pain in her debut at the Winter Paralympics, Tatyana McFadden only had to remember who was watching ...

Ukrainian Paralympics Medalist Makes Independence Plea In Sochi

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The first Ukrainian medalist of the Sochi Paralympics dedicated her achievement to "an independent Ukraine," appealing for peac...

PHOTOS: Putin Presides Over Sochi Paralympics Opening Ceremony

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi against the backdrop of his country's military acti...

The Medal-Worthy Breakfast That Powers This Paralympic Snowboarder

Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, HuffPost Healthy Living will take a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons fr...

WATCH: U.S. Paralympian Reflects On Emotional Quest For Gold Medal

Posted 03.06.2014 | Sports

U.S. swimmer Mallory Weggemann reflected on her painful but ultimately rewarding journey to the London 2012 Paralympics during a visit to HuffPost Li...

Prince Harry Launches New Sporting Event For Wounded Servicemen

AP | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry is launching the "Invictus Games," a new sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel. Inspi...

Sochi Paralympics Should Level Playing Field for All Russians With Disabilities

Andrea Mazzarino | Posted 03.05.2014 | Sports
Andrea Mazzarino

Without concrete improvements in accessibility for people with disabilities, the strength and independence of Paralympic athletes may seem to the Russian public more like the exception than the rule.

11 Places in Britain You Should Have Heard Of

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Paul Anthony Jones

Practically every town the world over has some random achievement to its name, or else has secured its place in history as the birthplace of some notable figure, the location of some remarkable building -- or the site of the first ever speeding ticket.

U.S. Cancels Paralympics Presidential Delegation Over Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - The White House has canceled a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, part of its respons...

Sled Hockey and the Paralympics Gave Me a Reason to Recover

Taylor Chace | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Taylor Chace

I never wasted a single minute in rehab, always pushing my body to its absolute limits.

Paralympic Snowboarder Dies After Race Accident

AP | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Paralympic snowboarder Matthew Robinson has died during a refueling stop while being transported in an air ambulance to ...

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...

Paralympic Ad Reminds Us What Truly Defines An Athlete

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact

A one-minute video of daredevils competing on snowy terrain initially appears to be like any other extreme sports ad meant to send your heart rate soa...

Why Sochi Will Be the Greatest Winter Olympics Ever

David DiGregorio | Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports
David DiGregorio

Like many host countries, Russia has made its share of enemies. But where we often see the Host Country and the Games themselves as one entity, it's important to remember that is not the case.

Ex-Wife Of Paul McCartney Accused Of Abusing Paralympic Official

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — The former wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney has been accused of lunging at a Paralympic official in a fit of rage and screaming ins...

Grit Was My Only Choice

Amy Purdy | Posted 01.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Amy Purdy

I came home from work one day with what I thought was the flu and less than 24 hours later I was on life support and was given less than a two percent chance of living.

Thanks to Judy Goldberg, Women With Disabilities Are on the Water

Amanda Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

To date, we had never served anyone with disabilities (physical or cognitive), but Judy, in her calm and confident way, re-assured me it could be done. Looking back, neither one of us was sure about the "how" but the desire was certainly there.

Megan Griffo

15 Years Ago, This Snowboarder Lost Her Legs. Now, She's Making Paralympic History

HuffingtonPost.com | Megan Griffo | Posted 01.27.2014 | Good News

Amy Purdy had less than a 2 percent chance of survival after she contracted bacterial meningitis 15 years ago. Then 19, she was in a coma for near...

Exec Who Recruited Athletes With Bogus Disabilities For Paralympics Gets Only Slap On Wrist

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.17.2013 | Impact

Thirteen years after one of the most disgraceful sports scandals broke, a nonprofit executive has been found guilty of fraud and slapped with a minor ...