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2012 Summer Paralympics

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  • L.A. County supervisors back 2024 summer Olympics bid

    L.A. County supervisors back 2024 summer Olympics bid
    County supervisors hope to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles County, unanimously voting Tuesday to urge the United States’ Olympic Committee to hold the summer games here and directing county officials to cooperate with a Southern California...
  • Do official measures of happiness take all relevant factors into account?

    LONDON -- "UK population's happiness is on the up," trumpeted a headline in the Guardian. What the headline was referring to are the results of a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics meant to measure Britain's national well-being....
  • 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius returns to the track [Video]

    Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic athlete from South Africa known as the Blade Runner, was back on the track Thursday in a low-key workout for the first time since he was accused of killing his girlfriend in February. Pistorius will be arraigned in August...
  • Major triathlons coming to Chicago

    Major triathlons coming to Chicago
    Chicago will become the U.S. capital of elite triathlon racing in 2014 and 2015. The Tribune has learned Chicago is getting the U.S. stop in the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series, the most prestigious annual events on the sport’...
  • BBC Seizes TV Crown at BAFTA Awards

    LONDON — U.K. pubcaster the BBC ruled over the BAFTA TV awards in London Sunday, winning in 15 of the 23 major categories. "The Hollow Crown," a series of Shakespeare adaptations produced by Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris' shingle Neal Street...
  • 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,...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 30, 2012

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News: Actress Kate Hudson shares a light moment on the red carpet at the 69th Venice International Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema in Venice, Italy. A runner is gored in the bullring after the third bull run of San...
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games in photos

     
    The London 2012 Paralympic Games kicked off Wednesday with the opening ceremony. Competition began Thursday and will continue until Sept. 9....
  • Pictures in the News | Sept. 6, 2012

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News: A fire at a fireworks factory in India kills 40 workers and injured 60 others, former President Bill Clinton is joined by President Barack Obama on stage at the Democratic National Convention 2012, Day 8 of the London...
  • 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...
  • The Week in Pictures | August 27 – September 2, 2012

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Hurricane Isaac pounded the Gulf Coast this week, downing trees, causing widespread power outages and leaving parts of Louisiana and Mississippi underwater. See gallery...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 29, 2012

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Louisiana, where research students from the the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall Wednesday in New Orleans. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1...