| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:12 AM
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...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 3:24 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2012
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.
| Jul 10, 2012
| 5:10 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:36 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 8:04 AM
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...
| Jan 4, 2009
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...
| Apr 22, 2010
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...
| Sep 7, 2008
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,...
| Sep 10, 2008
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.
| Sep 14, 2008
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...