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Paralympic Games

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  • Weather another challenge for Olympics boss Coe

    Weather another challenge for Olympics boss Coe
    LONDON – As he left the Main Press Center Thursday morning to check in with his opening ceremonies team, London Olympic Organizing Committee chairman Seb Coe was able to eschew a raincoat and an umbrella. That would have required a devil-may-care...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • London readies for its global close-up

    If there's an "it" city for 2011, it's London. Not only will London see Kate and William's royal wedding — 30 years after Charles and Diana's vows captivated the world's heart — but that's also the run-up to two major events in 2012: the...
  • College Freshmen: 1st Test is to Get Meningitis Vaccine

    College Freshmen: 1st Test is to Get Meningitis Vaccine
    In a couple of weeks Jamie Schanbaum will head back to Austin for her junior year--but three years ago the University of Texas turned into the school of hard knocks. Jamie remembered going from feeling fine to near death. "I was admitted to the hospital...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...