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2012 Summer Paralympics

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  • 5 things to do in London that are not the Olympics

    5 things to do in London that are not the Olympics
    London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics from July 27 to Aug. 12. While the Games are sure to be a spectacular event, there are plenty of other options for those travelers who couldn't get tickets, blew that 100-yard dash or just happen to be in...
  • Chicago cyclist 7th in Paralympics

    Chicago cyclist 7th in Paralympics
    Chicago cyclist Greta Neimanas finished seventh Thursday in the 3,000-meter individual pursuit, her first race at the 2012 Paralympics. "Didn't have the race I wanted or that I can do," she tweeted.  "Sometimes it happens.  On to the next day & next...
  • Local Amputee Athlete Vies for Spot in 2012 Paralympic Game

    Local Amputee Athlete Vies for Spot in 2012 Paralympic Game
    A Grand Rapids area teen stands a good chance at competing on the world stage in track and field. But, what makes 17 year-old Erik Doty so unique, is that he is an amputee. Erik looks like a born athlete.  But, it took a life changing accident to help...
  • 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...
  • Another Paralympic medal for Oswego cyclist Berenyi

    Another Paralympic medal for Oswego cyclist Berenyi
    Oswego's Joseph Berenyi won a second Paralympic Games medal Sunday. Berenyi was part of the three-member U.S. team that took bronze in the track cycling mixed sprint. He anchored the trio, including Sam Kavanagh of Coram, Mont. and Jennifer Schuble...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • French Alps slayings: Child found 8 hours later

    French Alps slayings: Child found 8 hours later
    ANNECY, France(AP) — French authorities struggled Thursday to explain why no one found a 4-year-old child for eight hours at a blood-strewn crime scene as she huddled in a car under the skirt of a corpse — apparently her dead mother or...
  • 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...