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Paralympic Games

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  • White House opts not to send delegation to Russia for Paralympics

    The U.S. won't send a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the White House announced Monday in response to Russia's military advances in Ukraine. President Obama is still in full support of the U.S. athletes and wishes...
  • Obama says Russian moves in Crimea will be 'costly'

    Obama says Russian moves in Crimea will be 'costly'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday warned that Russia's seizure of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula will be a “costly proposition” and vowed that U.S. and Western allies will impose painful economic sanctions if Moscow does not stand...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Charlie White, Meryl Davis ... and Lando!

    'Dancing With the Stars': Charlie White, Meryl Davis ... and Lando!
    "Dancing With the Stars" has never shied away from the world of sports in selecting its cast members, and Season 18 is no exception. The list of competitors for the latest edition long-running ABC competition series was announced Tuesday, and it...
  • Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi

    Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi
    You start with a little girl, dropped in an orphanage and afflicted with a spinal condition that has paralyzed her below the belly button. She's cared for, yes, but none of the well-meaning adults look at this child, scooting around the facility on her...
  • At Paralympics, a Ukrainian orphan wins silver for U.S.

    At Paralympics, a Ukrainian orphan wins silver for U.S.
    A Ukrainian won a gold medal she dedicated to her country, which has been invaded by Russia. A Ukrainian orphan took silver, meaning she now has won medals for the United States in the winter and summer Paralympics. A Russian orphan trying to match...
  • U.S. skiers felled in hard crashes at Sochi Paralympics

    The warm weather that made for tricky conditions during the 2014 Sochi Olympics has stuck around for the Paralympics. Competing under sunny skies, two American women crashed hard in the super-G on Monday and had to be removed from the mountain by...
  • Illini's McFadden wins Paralympic ski silver

    The redoubtable Tatyana McFadden has done it again. The young woman for whom nothing seems impossible joined the group of athletes who have won medals in winter and summer Paralympic competition when she took silver in Wednesday’s sit ski sprint...
  • Tatyana McFadden wins silver in women's 1-kilometer sit sprint

    Tatyana McFadden wins silver in women's 1-kilometer sit sprint
    Tatyana McFadden, a Clarksville native, won her first medal today in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, earning a silver in the women’s 1-kilometer sit sprint. McFadden, who has been a Paralympic skier for about a year after a successful...
  • Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis

    Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country wasn't responsible for the turmoil in Crimea, describing Sunday's vote on whether the strategic peninsula should secede from Ukraine as a crisis of a purely "domestic nature." Western...
  • 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 ...