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Paralympic Games

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Top Paralympic Games Articles

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  • Prince Harry plays football, honors war veterans on U.S. visit

    Prince Harry has a future in American football if that whole royal heir/third in line to the throne thing doesn't work out. The young royal set out on his U.S. visit over last week and, over the weekend, he partook in a very  American pastime: football....
  • Injured warrior breaks down barriers

    Injured warrior breaks down barriers
    Still feeling the effects of the nerve damage suffered when her arm broke in half while she was serving in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt. Lorie Yrigoyen stood on the podium on the first day of the Warrior Games, gold medal in hand. The following Thursday,...
  • 26.2 miles to three-peat

    26.2 miles to three-peat
    Chicagoans alive for the Michael Jordan era know how thrilling—and how difficult—it can be to pull off a three-peat. When the wheelchair portion of the Chicago Marathon kicks off Sunday, Paralympic gold medal winner Tatyana McFadden will be...
  • First American woman handcyclist completes Ironman

    First American woman handcyclist completes Ironman
    A New York para-athlete has become the first American woman handcyclist to complete the Ironman World Championship — defeating a Chicago woman competing for the same honor. In the 17-hour triathlon Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Susan Katz, a...
  • Wounded service members take on wheelchair lacrosse, embrace sport for it physicality, mental benefits

    They had strapped on gloves, donned helmets, grabbed their lacrosse sticks and lobbed balls around the gym in preparation for a scrimmage. And then they got one key piece of instruction: It's better to throw the ball over a teammate's head than at his...
  • Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam -- and takes on a whole new sport

    Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam --  and takes on a whole new sport
    On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
  • 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...
  • 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...