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Paralympic Games

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Top Paralympic Games Articles

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  • Keep Olympic spirit alive, volunteer with Special Olympics [Russett]

    The Winter Olympic games in Sochi may be over but the Paralympics will be held Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 16. Keeping with the Olympic spirit, Anne Arundel County Special Olympics, a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of sports such...
  • Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi

    Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi
    You start with a little girl, dropped in an orphanage and afflicted with a spinal condition that has paralyzed her below the belly button. She's cared for, yes, but none of the well-meaning adults look at this child, scooting around the facility on her...
  • Bits & Pieces: McFadden makes history at World Championships in France

    Bits & Pieces: McFadden makes history at World Championships in France
    The legend of Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden seems to keep growing by the day. Already a proven world-class wheelchair athlete, Tatyana recently traveled to France for the IPC Athletics World Championships and once again etched her name into the...
  • Families worry about possible Russian adoption ban

    Families worry about possible Russian adoption ban
    To Heather and Aaron Whaley, they're already parents to a 4-year-old girl living in a Russian orphanage off the Sea of Japan. The Frederick couple have never met the child, but they've given her a name — Addie. They've hung pictures of her in a...
  • Paralympian Jessica Long goes gold-metal glam

    Paralympian Jessica Long goes gold-metal glam
    Jessica Long will tell you: After capturing even more Paralympic gold in London, she couldn't wait to get back to Baltimore for a table heavy with steamed crabs and a pint of Ben & Jerry's. But these days, Long's reality is a touch more glamorous. You...
  • Jessica Long inspires youngsters at Pinewood Elementary

    Jessica Long inspires youngsters at Pinewood Elementary
    Fresh off a dominating performance in the London Paralympics, swimmer Jessica Long on Tuesday morning shared stories of her decorated career with fifth-graders at Pinewood Elementary School in Timonium as part of their unit on overcoming obstacles. "We...
  • Disabled athletes shine in Baltimore Running Festival

    Disabled athletes shine in Baltimore Running Festival
    Erin Michael ran the relay race in the Baltimore Running Festival last year and saw a few disabled racers — but thought there could be more. The 29-year-old therapist at Kennedy Krieger Institute encouraged and then helped train nine patients who...
  • Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions

    Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions
    Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon on Monday, hours before the race was marred by deadly explosions near the finish line. Though McFadden added to her resume as one of the elite Paralympic...
  • McFadden wins second gold medal in 2012 Paralympics

    McFadden wins second gold medal in 2012 Paralympics
    At the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden won five medals, but none of them were gold. She's adding to her medal collection at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, but this time she's collecting gold. Monday,...
  • McFadden sisters both make 100 final in the Paralympics (UPDATED)

    Tatyana McFadden is three-for-three at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Friday evening the Atholton graduate won her third goal medal, this one coming in the 1,500-meter race. McFadden, who was born with spina bifida, competes in the T54 classification....
  • Paralympians deserve equal treatment

    During the 2012 Olympic Games in London a few weeks ago, the media was all abuzz about Michael Phelps. You know, the swimmer from Baltimore. The guy, who became the all-time medal winningest Olympic athlete, did deserve attention. But if Michael...
  • Tatyana McFadden takes bronze in Paralympics 100-meter race

    Tatyana McFadden reached the podium in the T54 100-meter competition at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London, but she won't be standing on the top step when the awards are handed out. It took a world record of 15.82 by China's Wenjun Liu and a personal...