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Paralympic Games

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  • A lesson plan to spare the Olympics from Sochi

    A lesson plan to spare the Olympics from Sochi
    OK, class, everyone who really wanted to go to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics even before the recent deadly bombings in Volgograd, raise your hand. I see you, President Vladimir Putin. Anyone else? No? Then let’s see how we can...
  • Trotting with a team

    Trotting with a team
    Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training. He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
  • If you're game for Sochi, the clock's winding down

    If you don't already have a running start, your own Sochi Olympics bid will probably fall short. Though ticket sales will continue indefinitely, CoSport, the Games' authorized U.S. ticket seller, expects to stop peddling lodging-and-ticket packages in...
  • Blind Navy veteran sees himself as triathlete

    Within a year after an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan cost him his sight in September 2011, Navy Lt. Brad Snyder had won seven gold medals at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as one silver and two gold medals at the...
  • Paralympian Amy Purdy discusses Week 2 on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    The Times is pleased to have Amy Purdy, who won a bronze medal in snowboardcross at the 2014 Paralympics, guest-blogging for us while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars" with pro partner Derek Hough. Here are Purdy's thoughts about Week 2 of the...
  • Tatyana McFadden places seventh in women's 5-kilometer race at Paralympics

    Tatyana McFadden places seventh in women's 5-kilometer race at Paralympics
    Tatyana McFadden, a Clarksville native, concluded her time in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, with a seventh-place finish in the women's cross country skiing 5-kilometer sit race. McFadden finished with a time of 17 minutes, 27.8 seconds, which...
  • Vladimir Putin praises dominant Russian team after Sochi Paralympics

    Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who has a lot on his mind these days -- took a few minutes Monday to thank his country's athletes for their dominant performance in the Sochi Paralympics. The Russian team won 30 golds and a total of 80 medals ...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 18 premiere recap: Ballroom bonanza

    Glitizens, rejoice! Ballroom reality extravaganza “Dancing With the Stars” is back. And the Glitterverse has gotten a bit of a makeover in its 18th season: a new band; a new co-host in Erin Andrews; and fancy new sets of judging paddles. But...
  • Paralympian Amy Purdy discusses Week 1 on 'Dancing With the Stars'

    The Times is pleased to have Amy Purdy, who won a bronze medal in snowboardcross at the 2014 Paralympics, guest-blogging for us while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars." Purdy answered a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell. Here...
  • Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden enjoyed competition, family in Sochi

    Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden enjoyed competition, family in Sochi
    Tatyana McFadden tried to maintain realistic expectations. After all, the Clarksville resident had spent only a few months of her life training on snow, and she'd be competing against the best in the world at the Sochi Paralympics. This wasn't track...
  • Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine

    Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine
    The conflict in Ukraine, where Russian forces have annexed Crimea, cannot help but spill over to the sports world. Last month, a Ukrainian skier withdrew from the Sochi Olympics and the Eastern European nation's team considered boycotting the...