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Paralympic Games

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Top Paralympic Games Articles

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  • No medal, but a silver lining for Neimanas

    No medal, but a silver lining for Neimanas
    Greta Neimanas was bummed about coming home from the Paralympics that ended Sunday in London without a medal. It was even more disappointing for the road and track cyclist from Chicago that she came so close – fourth in the road time trial,...
  • 'iCarly' Actor Jerry Trainor On Annual Worldwide Day Of Play

    'iCarly' Actor Jerry Trainor On Annual Worldwide Day Of Play
    Actor Jerry Trainor stars on the hit kids show "iCarly" and will be taking about a special episode of his sitcom. Jerry and other Nickelodeon stars are in town for the annual Worldwide Day of Play which empowers children to get up and outside to...
  • Disabled athletes shine in Baltimore Running Festival

    Disabled athletes shine in Baltimore Running Festival
    Erin Michael ran the relay race in the Baltimore Running Festival last year and saw a few disabled racers — but thought there could be more. The 29-year-old therapist at Kennedy Krieger Institute encouraged and then helped train nine patients who...
  • Local boy with spina bifida looks to 2016 Paralympics

    Local boy with spina bifida looks to 2016 Paralympics
    Daniel Romanchuk gives you a blank stare when you try and explain to him why he is an inspiration. He looks confused — why would anybody care to see him race, legs tucked under him, neck crammed forward, and be inspired? He's just a kid who likes to...
  • Celebrating Heroes Triathlon puts focus on athletes with physical disabilities

    Celebrating Heroes Triathlon puts focus on athletes with physical disabilities
    The moving truck pulls around the loop next to the boat ramp of Centennial Lake, backing up to the water while trying to avoid wheelchairs and bikes. Eight men clamber out of the vehicle and quickly begin to set up metal barriers, tents and ramps...
  • London Olympics: Tips on how to navigate the city during Games

     London Olympics: Tips on how to navigate the city during Games
    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. Many...
  • Wheelchair tennis players go for third gold medal

    Wheelchair tennis players go for third gold medal
    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...
  • Md.'s Jessica Long wins ESPY award

    Md.'s Jessica Long wins ESPY award
    Jessica Long has had to overcome obstacles all of her life. The field she had to beat out to win an ESPY on Wednesday night for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability was a tough one, filled with some remarkable athletes. Long, who had to have her...
  • Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics

    Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics
    When Brad Snyder swims, he can't see the water. He can't see his opposition, he can't see the clock and, most importantly, he can't see the wall. But by just visualizing himself in the pool, Snyder is now London-bound. The 28-year-old Snyder lost his...
  • New 'Cheetahs' help amputee run to Paralympics

    New 'Cheetahs' help amputee run to Paralympics
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Sprinter Blake Leeper just got a pair of fresh legs in March that he'll use at three Paralympics events. “This is the ‘Cheetah Blade’, made by Ossur. ┬áIt's all carbon fiber,” the 22-year-old San Diego...
  • Weather another challenge for Olympics boss Coe

    Weather another challenge for Olympics boss Coe
    LONDON – As he left the Main Press Center Thursday morning to check in with his opening ceremonies team, London Olympic Organizing Committee chairman Seb Coe was able to eschew a raincoat and an umbrella. That would have required a devil-may-care...