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2012 Summer Paralympics

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Top 2012 Summer Paralympics Articles

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  • 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’...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • British police arrest 6 terror suspects in London

     
    Police arrested six people who are suspected of preparing terrorist strikes against targets in Britain....
  • Must Reads: Olympic woes, unwilling brides and the Israeli army

     
    From abducted brides to Olympic woes, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from last week in global news....
  • Wenlock & Mandeville: What’s all this then?

     
    [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] Remember when Olympic mascots made sense, like Sam the Eagle from the 1984 Los Angeles Games? Over the past 20 years, the cute characters have devolved into...
  • London Olympics: Making sport of mascots Wenlock, Mandeville

     
    As the Olympics kick off in London, many spectators have been baffled and spooked by mascots Wenlock and Mandeville, billed as bits of Olympic stadium steel enchanted by a rainbow. The curious creatures, named for a Shropshire town and a hospital with...
  • 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...