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2012 Summer Paralympics

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  • TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'

    TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'
    "East Los High" (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels. Originally created with an educational ulterior motive, specifically to address and...
  • 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....
  • Regent's Canal offers picturesque views of London's north side

    Regent's Canal offers picturesque views of London's north side
    LONDON - The Regent's Canal towpath is a tough trail. It is narrow, crowded, bumpy with cobblestones in places, and bicyclists often end up in the canal. There are narrow passageways under bridges, wide enough for one person, who must duck. As an...
  • Amputee a driving force in getting people with disabilities moving

    Amputee a driving force in getting people with disabilities moving
    Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg." The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
  • 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...
  • '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’...
  • L.A. officially in 2024 Olympic bid race

    L.A. officially in 2024 Olympic bid race
    Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles has officially thrown its hat in the ring again. "I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote to U.S....
  • Teen Attends School for First Time Since Leg Amputation

    Teen Attends School for First Time Since Leg Amputation
    After having to make the choice to amputate her leg more than a year ago, Alyssia Crook is back in school for the first time. She's now a proud freshman at Allendale High School. Alyssia Crook Faced an uphill battle getting back to school because of...
  • So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
  • Berenyi, Fisher win Paralympic cycle medals

    Berenyi, Fisher win Paralympic cycle medals
    Greta Neimanas of Chicago and Megan Fisher of Hinsdale finished 5th and 9th, respectively, in Saturday’s 500-meter time trial at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Sarah Storey of Great Britain, the top women’s para-cyclist in the world, won the...
  • First Paralympic gold for Illini's McFadden

    First Paralympic gold for Illini's McFadden
    Tatyana McFadden, a junior at the University of Illinois and two-time Chicago Marathon wheelchair winner, has added a first Paralympic gold medal to an already impressive career resume. McFadden romped to victory in the 400 meters Monday at London’...