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Paralympic Games

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  • Picture: Excuses — let’s hear yours again

     
    I saw this make the rounds recently and thought I'd share. A few quick Internet searches led me to the website of Josh Sundquist, a U.S. Paralympic skier, author and motivational speaker who lost his left leg to cancer when he was a child. If you ever...
  • 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...
  • Letters From The Editor: This fight for charity is above the belt

    It's no secret that the Daily Pilot competes with the Orange County Register — at least in the Newport-Mesa neck of the woods. So you might think I take great joy in the fact that two Register columnists plan to beat each other up — with...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Connecticut Teen With Cerebral Palsy Strives To Ski In 2014 Paralympics

    Connecticut Teen With Cerebral Palsy Strives To Ski In 2014 Paralympics
    Fifteen-year-old Andrew Haraghey's hard work may make his dream to ski with the United States Adaptive Ski Team in the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Russia a reality. Andrew, a sophomore at Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield, has spastic diplegia, a form...
  • London's ahead of the Games

    London's ahead of the Games
    You yawned at the royal wedding in April. You were happy to miss the riots in August. But you're determined to be a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. This means either making a 260-foot discus throw, pronto, or studying up fast on the ticket,...
  • Paralympian eyes Olympic glory after 'miracle' crash

    Paralympian eyes Olympic glory after 'miracle' crash
    Paralympic silver medallist Monique van der Vorst has miraculously become an able-bodied Olympic hopeful after a crash reversed her paralysis. Paralysed from the hip down since she was 13, the 27-year-old handcyclist, who has just signed with the...
  • 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...