RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Paralympic Games

A collection of news and information related to Paralympic Games published by this site and its partners.

Top Paralympic Games Articles

Displaying items 109-120
  • Iran calls 2012 London Olympics logo 'racist,' threatens boycott

     
    Iran is threatening to boycott the 2012 London Olympics, claiming that the logo for the Games is racist because it resembles the word "Zion." In comments carried by the official IRNA news agency Monday, Bahram Afsharzadeh, the secretary-general of Iran's....
  • Mitt Romney: 'We can't lead the world by hoping our enemies will hate us less'

     
    Full text: Republican Mitt Romney portrays Obama's Democratic administration as unprepared and naive in a dangerous world....
  • Fundraiser for aspiring Olympians will feature gold-medal lineup

     
    Gymnasts, kayakers, rowers and swimmers seem to get their moments of glory every four years during the Olympics. The training to reach that moment can be expensive, and that’s where a group called Southern California Olympians and Paralympians comes...
  • Rims on the Run handcycle race: Who needs legs to power a bike?

     
    With all due respect to the folks at The Chain Gang blog, you don't always need the use of your legs to go fast on a bike. Just ask Scott Rimmer,who discovered handcycling while rehabbing from a catastrophic dirt-biking accident in 2003 that left him a...
  • Kansas Teen Making Fast Recovery from Amputation

    Kansas Teen Making Fast Recovery from Amputation
    Six months ago, McClouth High School senior Trevor Roberts suffered a life-changing injury during a football game that nearly cost him his life. But now, Roberts is on the mend, and back on the field in what some people in the small Kansas town are...
  • The Harbor Report: A tribute to two harbor heroes

    I spent a good part of Tuesday afternoon cruising from the Balboa Peninsula into the North Balboa Island Channel then around Linda Island and into the Back Bay. My mind wandered to racing this weekend in the Lido Isle Yacht Club's "Roy Woolsey" regatta...
  • Nautical Museum to launch local hero exhibit

    The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum will launch an exhibit, "Extraordinary People," on Tuesday that gives a retrospective of local hero Nick Scandone. Scandone, who died in 2009 at the age of 42, won the gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing,...
  • A celebration of life, not a memorial

    A celebration of life, not a memorial
    NEWPORT BEACH — He referred to ALS not as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but as "A Love for Sailing." It was Nick Scandone's way of turning his death sentence from Lou Gehrig's disease into a positive, which he did time and again. He won a gold...
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    Striving for Gold in London with a Certain Degree of Difficulty Olympic athletes Elana Meyers and Anna Johannes talk about their preparatinos for the Olympic and Paralympic games.   John O'Hurley Talks Managing Cholesterol Actor John O'Hurley and Dr....
  • Real life 'Forrest Gump' hopes for spot on U.S. Paralympic team

    Real life 'Forrest Gump' hopes for spot on U.S. Paralympic team
    SAN DIEGO -- When people see Daryl Sterling play table tennis, they usually give him the same comments. “Their reaction is either ‘can you beat Forrest Gump?  Are you Forrest Gump?’” Sterling said with a chuckle. He's not Forrest...
  • Paralympic athletes overcome the heat to punch their ticket to London.

    Paralympic athletes overcome the heat to punch their ticket to London.
    IUPUI is hosting the US Paralympics track and field trials. 250 athletes are trying to grab a roster spot on the US Paralympic track and field team. The competition isn't the only thing making them sweat. The high temperatures are contributing too....
  • Double amputee to run in London Olympics

    Double amputee to run in London Olympics
    The latest pre-Olympic sensation from thousands of miles away has some Houstonians to thank for an unprecedented entry to the London games.  South African Oscar Pistorius had both legs amputated as a new born, due to a congenital problem.  While some may...