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Paralympic Games

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  • Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London

    Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London
    Loyola University Maryland swimming coach Brian Loeffler said he "opened the door" for Becca Meyers, a Loyola Blakefield Aquatics member, and North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Ian Silverman to join the U.S. team in the Paralympic Games in London beginning...
  • Taneytown man wins gold for Special Olympics U.S. team

    Taneytown man wins gold for Special Olympics U.S. team
    From Syd Lea's home in Taneytown, the Pennsylvania line is less than two miles away. When the accomplished cyclist ventures outside from his home gymnasium, he often crosses the Mason-Dixon Line as part of his training regimen. That's not the only...
  • Bits & Pieces: Bicycling Advocates to hold their second annual bicycle forum

    Howard County is a wonderful place to ride bikes. There are nearly 94 miles of bike pathways that weave among the villages in Columbia, and there many rural roads out in the county are suitable for riding. The scenery looks to be gorgeous this fall....
  • A long road to the Paralympics for Clarksville's McFadden sisters

    A long road to the Paralympics for Clarksville's McFadden sisters
    Ask the McFadden sisters what the term "elite athlete" means to them, and they'll share a definition that entails respect from others, an acknowledgment of their hard work and being treated like any other top athlete. They'll also be describing...
  • Tatyana McFadden looking to go far and fast at Paralympics

    Tatyana McFadden looking to go far and fast at Paralympics
    Maybe you've seen the ads. They've been all over TV and in magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated. There is U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in her sleek titanium racing wheelchair, hunched over in mid-push, shoulder muscles rippling, a look of...
  • Md.'s Jessica Long wins ESPY award

    Md.'s Jessica Long wins ESPY award
    Jessica Long has had to overcome obstacles all of her life. The field she had to beat out to win an ESPY on Wednesday night for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability was a tough one, filled with some remarkable athletes. Long, who had to have her...
  • Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics

    Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics
    When Brad Snyder swims, he can't see the water. He can't see his opposition, he can't see the clock and, most importantly, he can't see the wall. But by just visualizing himself in the pool, Snyder is now London-bound. The 28-year-old Snyder lost his...
  • London gears up for Olympics as only the British can

    London gears up for Olympics as only the British can
    The Olympic torch came to Brixton on Thursday, and so did Amy Cohen. She lived in the South London district until recently, a job change and the continuing financial crisis sending her to live back home with her parents at age 34. Among the throngs who...
  • Parathletics: Want to tri?

    Parathletics: Want to tri?
    Youth and adult physically challenged athletes (ages 7 and up) will have the opportunity to learn about participating in paratriathlons at the Mid-Atlantic Region Paratriathlon clinic April 21-22 at the Bennett Institute for Physically Challenged Sports,...
  • Paralympic swimmer sets sights on gold

    Paralympic swimmer sets sights on gold
    For 30 minutes they swim together, two strangers lapping the pool in adjacent lanes at the Merritt Athletic Club in Towson. Finally, the older woman climbs out and slumps on the deck, in awe of the teenager still plugging away. "She just keeps going,...
  • Towson parade to honor Phelps, fellow Olympians

    Eleven Olympic athletes with Maryland ties - foremost among them Michael Phelps - are being invited to take part next month in a parade in their honor in Towson, followed by a salute at Fort McHenry that will be capped off with fireworks. The formal...
  • Towson prepares for crowds along Phelps parade route

    Towson prepares for crowds along Phelps parade route
    It's beginning to sound like a military operation, complete with maps, complex logistics, moving machinery and marchers in uniform. With plans for the Oct. 4 parade to honor Michael Phelps and other Maryland Olympians rapidly taking shape, what became...