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Paralympic Games

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  • Paralympian eyes Olympic glory after 'miracle' crash

    Paralympian eyes Olympic glory after 'miracle' crash
    Paralympic silver medallist Monique van der Vorst has miraculously become an able-bodied Olympic hopeful after a crash reversed her paralysis. Paralysed from the hip down since she was 13, the 27-year-old handcyclist, who has just signed with the...
  • Double amputee to run in London Olympics

    Double amputee to run in London Olympics
    The latest pre-Olympic sensation from thousands of miles away has some Houstonians to thank for an unprecedented entry to the London games.  South African Oscar Pistorius had both legs amputated as a new born, due to a congenital problem.  While some may...
  • London Olympics: Tips on how to navigate the city during Games

     London Olympics: Tips on how to navigate the city during Games
    LONDON — If you're at all familiar with London — the city of congestion, crowded byways, skinny streets — you may be trying to imagine how in the world the city will cope with moving its Olympics visitors from Point A to Point B. Many...
  • Wheelchair tennis players go for third gold medal

    Wheelchair tennis players go for third gold medal
    CHULA VISTA, Calif --David Wagnerdidn't choose to play wheelchair tennis, but he now embraces it. “I went and tried it out and I just fell in love with the sport and couldn`t get enough of it,” Wagner said after a recent workout at the...
  • 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...