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Paralympic Games

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  • Sochi wants IOC help to stop anti-gay law controversy

    Sochi wants IOC help to stop anti-gay law controversy
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The head of Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, wants the International Olympic Committee to help snuff out the growing firestorm over Russia’s new anti-gay law. Speaking Sunday...
  • Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia

    Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia
    The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow. While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...
  • Paralympic Nordic skiing next on agenda for McFadden

    Paralympic Nordic skiing next on agenda for McFadden
    At the 2012 ESPYs, Paralympic track gold medalist Tatyana McFadden mentioned her interest in competitive skiing to Alana Nichols, the first U.S. woman to win gold medals in the summer (wheelchair basketball) and winter (alpine skiing) Paralympics. Not...
  • Once and for all, Rogge resists taking moral stance on Russia's anti-gay laws

    Once and for all, Rogge resists taking moral stance on Russia's anti-gay laws
    BUENOS AIRES – This was Jacques Rogge’s final press conference as head of the International Olympic Committee, an organization that fancies itself as having a global role that can reach beyond fun and games. Rogge made it very clear...
  • 26.2 miles to three-peat

    26.2 miles to three-peat
    Chicagoans alive for the Michael Jordan era know how thrilling—and how difficult—it can be to pull off a three-peat. When the wheelchair portion of the Chicago Marathon kicks off Sunday, Paralympic gold medal winner Tatyana McFadden will be...
  • First American woman handcyclist completes Ironman

    First American woman handcyclist completes Ironman
    A New York para-athlete has become the first American woman handcyclist to complete the Ironman World Championship — defeating a Chicago woman competing for the same honor. In the 17-hour triathlon Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Susan Katz, a...
  • 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...
  • U.K. Pics Take 15% Of Global Market Share In 2012

    Brit pics continued to perform on a global level in 2012 taking $5.3 billion at the world box office and claiming a 15% share of the world market, according to the British Film Institute's Statistical Yearbook released on Tuesday. The figures, which...
  • Villanova's 1985 title team to gather again at Yasso-Rothrock event

    Basketball season is starting early this year. Well, at least the basketball chatter. That's because on Oct. 2, the Yasso/Rothrock Christmas City Classic will be holding a special event at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema at SteelStacks in Bethlehem....
  • Do official measures of happiness take all relevant factors into account?

    LONDON -- "UK population's happiness is on the up," trumpeted a headline in the Guardian. What the headline was referring to are the results of a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics meant to measure Britain's national well-being....
  • Injured warrior breaks down barriers

    Injured warrior breaks down barriers
    Still feeling the effects of the nerve damage suffered when her arm broke in half while she was serving in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt. Lorie Yrigoyen stood on the podium on the first day of the Warrior Games, gold medal in hand. The following Thursday,...
  • Prince Harry plays football, honors war veterans on U.S. visit

    Prince Harry plays football, honors war veterans on U.S. visit
    Prince Harry has a future in American football if that whole royal heir/third in line to the throne thing doesn't work out. The young royal set out on his U.S. visit over last week and, over the weekend, he partook in a very  American pastime: football....