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Paralympics

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...

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. ...

'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...

WATCH: Paralympics Torch Crosses Abbey Road

Posted 08.31.2012 | Good News

The Paralympics might not enjoy the mainstream media attention of the regular Olympics, but they are every bit as cool. Recently, the Paralympic torch...

SLIDESHOW: The 5 Most Inspiring Wounded Vets Competing In Paralympics

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact

For veterans severely injured in combat, partaking in the Paralympics isn’t about achieving personal glory. Getting to the point where they can swim...

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...