| Dec 4, 2011
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,...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:12 AM
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...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:03 PM
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....
| Jul 5, 2012
| 3:24 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 5:10 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif --David Wagnerdidn't choose to play wheelchair tennis, but he now embraces it.
“I went and tried it out and I just fell in love with the sport and couldn`t get enough of it,” Wagner said after a recent workout at the...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:36 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2011
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...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 10:02 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Sprinter Blake Leeper just got a pair of fresh legs in March that he'll use at three Paralympics events.
“This is the ‘Cheetah Blade’, made by Ossur. It's all carbon fiber,” the 22-year-old San Diego...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:12 PM
Lifestyle may make a difference for those living with Alzheimer's
Dr. Heather Snyder talks about the research being presented at this week's Alzheimer's AssociationInternational Conference. Dr. Snyder says lifestyle factors such as alcohol use, sleep...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:34 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Now that the Summer Olympics have ended, the really amazing athletes head to London for the Paralympic Games, including one that has set all sorts of records and has never seen one of them.
Lex Gillette is a blind athlete who lives...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 3:31 PM
27-year old, Mark LeBlanc's never been to London, but that will change tomorrow. He's hopping on a plane to hit the waters to compete in the 2012 Paralympics. He's part of the 2012 U.S. Paralympics Sailing team.
"I'm hoping for a medal. I know I got...
| Jan 4, 2009
Nick Scandone, an Orange County sailor who won a gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in China six years after having been stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease, died Friday at his Fountain Valley home. He was 42.
Sailing since he was 8, Scandone was...