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Paralympic Games

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  • Real life 'Forrest Gump' hopes for spot on U.S. Paralympic team

    Real life 'Forrest Gump' hopes for spot on U.S. Paralympic team
    SAN DIEGO -- When people see Daryl Sterling play table tennis, they usually give him the same comments. “Their reaction is either ‘can you beat Forrest Gump?  Are you Forrest Gump?’” Sterling said with a chuckle. He's not Forrest...
  • Taneytown man wins gold for Special Olympics U.S. team

    Taneytown man wins gold for Special Olympics U.S. team
    From Syd Lea's home in Taneytown, the Pennsylvania line is less than two miles away. When the accomplished cyclist ventures outside from his home gymnasium, he often crosses the Mason-Dixon Line as part of his training regimen. That's not the only...
  • Nick Scandone dies at 42; Orange County gold medalist in sailing at Paralympic Games

    Nick Scandone dies at 42; Orange County gold medalist in sailing at Paralympic Games
    Nick Scandone, an Orange County sailor who won a gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in China six years after having been stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease, died Friday at his Fountain Valley home. He was 42. Sailing since he was 8, Scandone was...
  • Juan Antonio Samaranch dies at 89; longtime Olympics chief

    Juan Antonio Samaranch dies at 89; longtime Olympics chief
    Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee who took the organization from financial instability and turmoil and steered it to global influence and prosperity, only to see his legacy tarnished by the specter of doping...
  • Paralympic swimmer sets sights on gold

    Paralympic swimmer sets sights on gold
    For 30 minutes they swim together, two strangers lapping the pool in adjacent lanes at the Merritt Athletic Club in Towson. Finally, the older woman climbs out and slumps on the deck, in awe of the teenager still plugging away. "She just keeps going,...
  • Towson parade to honor Phelps, fellow Olympians

    Eleven Olympic athletes with Maryland ties - foremost among them Michael Phelps - are being invited to take part next month in a parade in their honor in Towson, followed by a salute at Fort McHenry that will be capped off with fireworks. The formal...
  • Columbia Vet School Graduate Allowed To Assist At Olympics

    For most of us horse nuts, watching the Olympic riders on television is as close as we get to seeing horses and riders of that caliber. Anna Pedersen of Columbiagot much, much closer. Pedersen, a fifth-year veterinary student at the University of Sydney...
  • Towson prepares for crowds along Phelps parade route

    Towson prepares for crowds along Phelps parade route
    It's beginning to sound like a military operation, complete with maps, complex logistics, moving machinery and marchers in uniform. With plans for the Oct. 4 parade to honor Michael Phelps and other Maryland Olympians rapidly taking shape, what became...
  • Phelps' worldwide splash

    He has traveled to so many cities and countries since the Olympics ended, when he wakes up in the morning, it's almost impossible for Michael Phelps to remember the date, or even what day it is. Is today Friday? Or is it Thursday? Without looking at...
  • Paralympic Equestrian Gets By Without Arms

    We've all had those days when riding your horse feels more akin to driving a truck than having a "conversation" through the reins. No matter how hard you tug, your horse has other ideas. Well, the next time that happens, instead of cussing out your...
  • Equal-access bill passes

    Amid its flurry of final-day action, the General Assembly unanimously approved a bill requiring schools to provide disabled students access to sports programs, either among themselves or with able-bodied students. Under the measure known as the Fitness...