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2012 Summer Paralympics

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Top 2012 Summer Paralympics Articles

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  • '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’...
  • Paralympic gold for Hinsdale cyclist Fisher

    Paralympic gold for Hinsdale cyclist Fisher
    Cyclist Megan Fisher of Hinsdale won the gold medal Wednesday in the C4 time trial at the 2012 Paralympics. Fisher, a below-the-left-knee amputee as a result of a car crash a decade ago, clocked 26 minutes, 4.39 seconds to beat Sarah Powell of...
  • McFadden 2-for-2 in Paralympics

    McFadden 2-for-2 in Paralympics
    Tatyana McFadden is 2-for-2 in her drive for five. The University of Illinois junior won Wednesday's wheelchair 800 meters at the Paralympic Games in London. McFadden led from start to finish in a time of 1 minute, 47.01 seconds.  Edith Wolf of...
  • FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN THE MORNING #3: ST. JOHN BOSCO H.S. VS. SANTA FE H.S.

    Gayle Anderson was live in Bellflower for “FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN THE MORNING #3: ST. JOHN BOSCO H.S. VS. SANTA FE H.S.”, a preview of tonight’s game between the St. John Bosco High School Braves and the Santa Fe High School Chiefs at 7:...
  • All that glitters is Paralympic gold for Illini frosh Martin

    All that glitters is Paralympic gold for Illini frosh Martin
    Raymond Martin struck nothing but gold in the Paralympics. The University of Illinois freshman finished his competition with four wins in four events by taking the wheelchair 200 meters Saturday at the London Olympic Stadium. Martin's winning time in...
  • Illini's Martin is Paralympic SportsMan of Year

    Illini's Martin is Paralympic SportsMan of Year
    University of Illinois freshman Ray Martin, who won four gold medals in wheelchair track at the London Paralympics, was named Monday as Paralympic SportsMan of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee . Martin, 18, of Jersey City, N.J., won all four...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Apps for navigating the Summer Olympics

    Apps for navigating the Summer Olympics
    Leave the hurdles to the athletes as you live like a local during the London Games by sampling these apps. Although some are Apple only, most of these apps work on Android and iOS devices for phones and tablets, such as the iPad. If an app works on...
  • 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...