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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Iran calls 2012 London Olympics logo 'racist,' threatens boycott

     
    Iran is threatening to boycott the 2012 London Olympics, claiming that the logo for the Games is racist because it resembles the word "Zion." In comments carried by the official IRNA news agency Monday, Bahram Afsharzadeh, the secretary-general of Iran's....
  • Mitt Romney: 'We can't lead the world by hoping our enemies will hate us less'

     
    Full text: Republican Mitt Romney portrays Obama's Democratic administration as unprepared and naive in a dangerous world....
  • Fundraiser for aspiring Olympians will feature gold-medal lineup

     
    Gymnasts, kayakers, rowers and swimmers seem to get their moments of glory every four years during the Olympics. The training to reach that moment can be expensive, and that’s where a group called Southern California Olympians and Paralympians comes...