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Paralympic Games

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Top Paralympic Games Articles

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  • Phelps' worldwide splash

    He has traveled to so many cities and countries since the Olympics ended, when he wakes up in the morning, it's almost impossible for Michael Phelps to remember the date, or even what day it is. Is today Friday? Or is it Thursday? Without looking at...
  • Equal-access bill passes

    Amid its flurry of final-day action, the General Assembly unanimously approved a bill requiring schools to provide disabled students access to sports programs, either among themselves or with able-bodied students. Under the measure known as the Fitness...
  • A salute to a Md. athlete

    A salute to a Md. athlete
    A Beijing-bound athlete from Maryland is featured on McDonald's beverage cups, but it's not Michael Phelps. Instead, it's Tatyana McFadden, a wheelchair sprint racer from Howard County who also is featured in a television commercial for Hilton Hotels...
  • Teaching kids to stay in the game

    Teaching kids to stay in the game
    The basketball players settle into drills with the precision and fluidity of a vintage squad - despite the fact that many of them cannot move their bodies from the waist down. Thanks in part to Gerry Herman, they're a wheelchair team to be reckoned...
  • Avalanche kills two at Sochi Olympics site

    Two women died in an avalanche Sunday at the mountain site where skiing and snowboarding events were held during the Sochi Olympics. Officials at Rosa Khutor announced that 80 cubic meters (about 2,800 cubic feet) of snow swept over the middle section...
  • Paralympian Amy Purdy discusses Week 2 on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Paralympian Amy Purdy discusses Week 2 on 'Dancing with the Stars'
    The Times is pleased to have Amy Purdy, who won a bronze medal in snowboardcross at the 2014 Paralympics, guest-blogging for us while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars" with pro partner Derek Hough. Here are Purdy's thoughts about Week 2 of the...
  • Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'

    Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'
    KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the...
  • U.S. suspends trade, investment talks with Russia over Ukraine

    U.S. suspends trade, investment talks with Russia over Ukraine
    (Reuters) - The United States has put trade and investment talks with Russia on hold as a rebuke for Russia's incursion into Ukraine, a U.S. official said on Monday. "We have suspended upcoming bilateral trade and investment engagement with the...
  • If you're game for Sochi, the clock's winding down

    If you don't already have a running start, your own Sochi Olympics bid will probably fall short. Though ticket sales will continue indefinitely, CoSport, the Games' authorized U.S. ticket seller, expects to stop peddling lodging-and-ticket packages in...
  • Wounded service members take on wheelchair lacrosse, embrace sport for it physicality, mental benefits

    Wounded service members take on wheelchair lacrosse, embrace sport for it physicality, mental benefits
    They had strapped on gloves, donned helmets, grabbed their lacrosse sticks and lobbed balls around the gym in preparation for a scrimmage. And then they got one key piece of instruction: It's better to throw the ball over a teammate's head than at his...
  • Canadian PSA: 'The Olympics have always been a little gay'

    As the Sochi Olympics kick off, Russia’s anti-gay legislation has drawn high-profile protests from athletes, heads of state and the court of public opinion, but perhaps none is as imaginative as "Luge," by the Canadian Institute of Diversity and...
  • Putin arrives in Sochi to inspect Olympic venues, test ski slope

    Putin arrives in Sochi to inspect Olympic venues, test ski slope
    MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Friday in Sochi, where he intends to inspect the venues for the upcoming Winter Olympics, his spokesman said. “In the coming days, the president will examine in detail all the [five] venues of the...