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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...
  • Vladimir Putin praises dominant Russian team after Sochi Paralympics

    Vladimir Putin praises dominant Russian team after Sochi Paralympics
    Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who has a lot on his mind these days -- took a few minutes Monday to thank his country's athletes for their dominant performance in the Sochi Paralympics. The Russian team won 30 golds and a total of 80 medals ...
  • Paralympian Amy Purdy discusses Week 1 on 'Dancing With the Stars'

    Paralympian Amy Purdy discusses Week 1 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." Purdy answered a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell. Here...
  • Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine

    Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine
    The conflict in Ukraine, where Russian forces have annexed Crimea, cannot help but spill over to the sports world. Last month, a Ukrainian skier withdrew from the Sochi Olympics and the Eastern European nation's team considered boycotting the...
  • 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...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 18 premiere recap: Ballroom bonanza

    'Dancing With the Stars' Season 18 premiere recap: Ballroom bonanza
    Glitizens, rejoice! Ballroom reality extravaganza “Dancing With the Stars” is back. And the Glitterverse has gotten a bit of a makeover in its 18th season: a new band; a new co-host in Erin Andrews; and fancy new sets of judging paddles. But...
  • Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis

    Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country wasn't responsible for the turmoil in Crimea, describing Sunday's vote on whether the strategic peninsula should secede from Ukraine as a crisis of a purely "domestic nature." Western...
  • At Paralympics, a Ukrainian orphan wins silver for U.S.

    At Paralympics, a Ukrainian orphan wins silver for U.S.
    A Ukrainian won a gold medal she dedicated to her country, which has been invaded by Russia. A Ukrainian orphan took silver, meaning she now has won medals for the United States in the winter and summer Paralympics. A Russian orphan trying to match...