Paralympic Games

4:28pm

Fri August 31, 2012
The Two-Way

Navy Lieutenant Swims To Gold In London Paralympics, Months After Injury

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 8:33 pm

U.S. swimmer Bradley Snyder poses with his gold medal after winning the men's 100m freestyle - S11 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Ben Stansall AFP/Getty Images

Less than one year after being blinded by an explosion in Afghanistan, U.S. swimmer Bradley Snyder has won a gold medal in the men's 100m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympics. He also set a new Paralympic record during a qualifying heat earlier Friday.

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1:18am

Thu August 30, 2012
Sports

Doing It To Win: Veterans Raise Bar At Paralympics

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 9:22 am

U.S. rowers Rob Jones and Oksana Masters train at the Rivanna Reservoir in Charlottesville, Va. The pair will compete in adaptive rowing at the London Paralympics this week. Jones, a former U.S. Marine, lost both legs to an improvised land mine in southern Afghanistan.
David Gilkey NPR

On a placid summer morning last month, before the Virginia heat could hit them, a former U.S. Marine and his partner lifted their rowing scull into the glassy water of the Rivanna River, near Charlottesville.

"First thing I do is take these legs off," said Rob Jones, who like his rowing partner, Oksana Masters, is a double, above-the-knee amputee. They're the U.S. team for mixed-doubles rowing at the 2012 London Paralympics, which started Wednesday.

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11:34am

Wed August 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Paralympics Begin In London, Near 'Spiritual Home' Of Games

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 1:23 pm

A team of torchbearers brings the Paralympic flame through Piccadilly Circus as the torch heads across London to the Olympic Stadium. The Paralympic Games' opening ceremony will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
LOCOG Getty Images

More than 4,000 athletes from 147 countries will compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where the opening ceremony is being held today. The games, which conclude on Sept. 9, include 20 sports such as cycling, judo and swimming — three sports that will hold medal events when competition begins in earnest Thursday.

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7:58am

Sat August 18, 2012
Sports

Preparing For The 2012 Paralympic Games In London

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 1:03 pm

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5:40am

Mon July 16, 2012
London 2012: The Summer Olympics

CU Scientists Help Prove 'Blade Runner' Should Compete

Photo of Oscar Pistorius taken at Olympic Stadium in London.
www.oscarpistorius.com

Oscar Pistorius, the South African runner who was initially barred from the Olympics because his carbon-fiber leg prostheses were ruled an advantage to his running, is now being allowed to compete in this summer's London Olympics.

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