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2012 Summer Paralympics

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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’...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Salute to Our Local Olympians-Paralympians: Katy Sullivan

       Gayle Anderson was live in Burbank to continue our series of reports, SALUTE TO LOCAL OLYMPIANS. Today's spotlight features Paralympic Track and Field athlete, Katy Sullivan. Born without either of her lower legs, Ms. Sullivan has been competing...
  • First 2012 Olympic Contests Kick Off

    First 2012 Olympic Contests Kick Off
    LONDON -- The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympics may not be until Friday, but for some athletes, the Games begin Wednesday. British women take to the soccer field against New Zealand in Cardiff, Wales, the first of six women's soccer games around...
  • 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...