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Paralympic Games

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  • '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...
  • Avalanche kills two at Sochi Olympics site

    Two women died in an avalanche Sunday at the mountain site where skiing and snowboarding events were held during the Sochi Olympics. Officials at Rosa Khutor announced that 80 cubic meters (about 2,800 cubic feet) of snow swept over the middle section...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...