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Sochi Paralympics

U.S. Defeats Russia In Paralympics Hockey Final

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 03.15.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lining up on the Sochi ice to receive their gold medals, the American ice sledge hockey team anticipated abuse from the Russian...

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...

Wounded Vets At Sochi Paralympics: 'Representing Our Country In Another Way'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact

The Sochi Paralympics are well underway, but for those who were injured in battle overseas, the Games aren’t just about athletic grit. For these vet...

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...

11 Places in Britain You Should Have Heard Of

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 05.05.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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 05.01.2014 | Impact
Taylor Chace

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

A Thank You For The 'World's Toughest Moms'

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents

And you found yourself misty at the traditional "Thank You Mom," ad from P&G which aired during the Olympics? The one that showed tiny, spunky athlete...

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...

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...

PHOTOS: Medals For 2014 Winter Olympics Unveiled

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Sochi organizers unveiled the medals for the 2014 Winter Olympics on Thursday — and now hope to make sure most of th...