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Paralympic Games

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  • McFadden 2-for-2 in Paralympics

    McFadden 2-for-2 in Paralympics
    Tatyana McFadden is 2-for-2 in her drive for five. The University of Illinois junior won Wednesday's wheelchair 800 meters at the Paralympic Games in London. McFadden led from start to finish in a time of 1 minute, 47.01 seconds.  Edith Wolf of...
  • Former Formula One racer, Alex Zanardi, won 3 medals in the London 2012 Paralympic games

    Former Formula One racer, Alex Zanardi, won 3 medals in the London 2012 Paralympic games
    From one track to another, 11 years later. A horrific crash on September 15th, 2001 in Germany cost Italian Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi both of his legs, amputated below the knee. Doctors say Zanardi shouldn't have even survived the wreck. But just...
  • For 2022 Winter Games, USOC should get a Rocky Mountain high

    For 2022 Winter Games, USOC should get a Rocky Mountain high
    There is no doubt when and where the next Olympics in the United States should be. Denver. 2022. Denver and its region have everything they need to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Much more, in fact, than the city and region could...
  • USOC hopes its athletes will profit from DeVry education

    USOC hopes its athletes will profit from DeVry education
    For years, the United States Olympic Committee has been seeking a solution to the dilemma of how to help athletes get higher education - particularly athletes whose disciplines are not part of collegiate sports programs and athletes whose competitive...
  • Weather another challenge for Olympics boss Coe

    Weather another challenge for Olympics boss Coe
    LONDON – As he left the Main Press Center Thursday morning to check in with his opening ceremonies team, London Olympic Organizing Committee chairman Seb Coe was able to eschew a raincoat and an umbrella. That would have required a devil-may-care...
  • London's luscious, low-key side

     London's luscious, low-key side
    LONDON — As a Californian, I had forgotten that you don't cancel your life just because it rains. If you did, you'd never see anything in London, at least not recently. And there is much to see. Too much, in fact. It's a travel buffet, and it's...
  • London Olympics: Tips on how to navigate the city during Games

     London Olympics: Tips on how to navigate the city during Games
    LONDON — If you're at all familiar with London — the city of congestion, crowded byways, skinny streets — you may be trying to imagine how in the world the city will cope with moving its Olympics visitors from Point A to Point B. Many...
  • London readies for its global close-up

    If there's an "it" city for 2011, it's London. Not only will London see Kate and William's royal wedding — 30 years after Charles and Diana's vows captivated the world's heart — but that's also the run-up to two major events in 2012: the...
  • Mini Goes to Work at the Olympics

     
    A very mini Mini is stealing a tiny bit of the spotlight at this summer's Olympic Games in London. BMW is putting quarter-scale versions of the Mini Cooper to work at the track and field events at Olympic Stadium, retrieving......
  • Noga Nir-Kistler to be featured on WPHL-17 Tuesday morning

     
    Noga-Nir Kistler, the Whitehall High graduate and Salisbury Township native who will be representing the U.S.A. in the 2012 London Paralympic Games in London, will be featured on this morning's "Eye Opener" show on WPHL-17. The show runs from 6-8 a.m....
  • Picture: Excuses — let’s hear yours again

     
    I saw this make the rounds recently and thought I'd share. A few quick Internet searches led me to the website of Josh Sundquist, a U.S. Paralympic skier, author and motivational speaker who lost his left leg to cancer when he was a child. If you ever...
  • Paralympian Casey Tibbs stays in the chase

    Paralympian Casey Tibbs stays in the chase
    The Paralympic Games don't get as much attention as the Olympics, but the stories are often more inspiring — among them, people who experience severe physical trauma and come out stronger on the other side. That's what happened with Casey Tibbs....