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Paralympic Games

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  • 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...
  • Wheelchair tennis players go for third gold medal

    Wheelchair tennis players go for third gold medal
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New 'Cheetahs' help amputee run to Paralympics

    New 'Cheetahs' help amputee run to Paralympics
    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...