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Paralympic Games

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Paralympian Jessica Long goes gold-metal glam

    Paralympian Jessica Long goes gold-metal glam
    Jessica Long will tell you: After capturing even more Paralympic gold in London, she couldn't wait to get back to Baltimore for a table heavy with steamed crabs and a pint of Ben & Jerry's. But these days, Long's reality is a touch more glamorous. You...
  • Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran

    Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran
    Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strumming a few random chords, then moving into a sampling of Neil Young. The sounds take him back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and sat around a...
  • Mitt Romney: 'We can't lead the world by hoping our enemies will hate us less'

     
    Full text: Republican Mitt Romney portrays Obama's Democratic administration as unprepared and naive in a dangerous world....
  • Fundraiser for aspiring Olympians will feature gold-medal lineup

     
    Gymnasts, kayakers, rowers and swimmers seem to get their moments of glory every four years during the Olympics. The training to reach that moment can be expensive, and that’s where a group called Southern California Olympians and Paralympians comes...
  • Rims on the Run handcycle race: Who needs legs to power a bike?

     
    With all due respect to the folks at The Chain Gang blog, you don't always need the use of your legs to go fast on a bike. Just ask Scott Rimmer,who discovered handcycling while rehabbing from a catastrophic dirt-biking accident in 2003 that left him a...
  • Picture: Excuses — let’s hear yours again

     
    I saw this make the rounds recently and thought I'd share. A few quick Internet searches led me to the website of Josh Sundquist, a U.S. Paralympic skier, author and motivational speaker who lost his left leg to cancer when he was a child. If you ever...
  • Mini Goes to Work at the Olympics

     
    A very mini Mini is stealing a tiny bit of the spotlight at this summer's Olympic Games in London. BMW is putting quarter-scale versions of the Mini Cooper to work at the track and field events at Olympic Stadium, retrieving......
  • Whitehall grad Noga Nir-Kistler to have her bronze-medal effort shown on national TV

     
    I have known Fred and Noga Nir-Kistler for several years now and could not have been happier to learn on Wednesday that Noga won the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke while swimming for Team USA in the Paralympic Games in London. Yes, a gold or...
  • Noga Nir-Kistler to be featured on WPHL-17 Tuesday morning

     
    Noga-Nir Kistler, the Whitehall High graduate and Salisbury Township native who will be representing the U.S.A. in the 2012 London Paralympic Games in London, will be featured on this morning's "Eye Opener" show on WPHL-17. The show runs from 6-8 a.m....