Paralympics

Smiling woman racing in lightweight wheelchair on a track (© Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Scoring gains for disability rights on and off the track

The experiences of two women Paralympians show how competitive sports can open up opportunities and change the lives of people with disabilities.
Woman raised high above fellow performers (© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)

Top Shots: Pyeongchang Paralympics

ShareAmerica has enjoyed sharing these photos each day from the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. Thank you for viewing!
Disabled skier on skis with stoolvideo

These Paralympians are ready for the 2018 games [video]

Find out what drives these U.S. athletes to succeed at the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The competition is March 9-18.
Three speedskaters skating by Olympic logo (© Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Girls who do sports succeed

Participating in sports makes girls physically healthier, boosts their confidence, and increases their ability to succeed as adults.
Portrait of woman holding two flags in her hands (U.S. Embassy Seoul)

These U.S. athletes will see you in South Korea

From skiers to skaters, learn about the experiences and passions that drive U.S. Olympians and Paralympians to compete on the world stage.
Woman racing in wheelchair (© AP Images)

How the Americans with Disabilities Act levels the playing field

When a Paralympic athlete was told she couldn't race for her school team, she filed a lawsuit and won, with help from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Woman hanging from strap in gym (State Dept./University of Tennessee/Jaron Johns)

These athletes prove disabilities are no bar to sports

Vibhas Sen, Keit Jaanimägi, Ali Abu El Nasr and Zabdai Zamuel have proven that disabilities do not hinder their sports.
Electronic waste (© AP Images)

Could these end up in Tokyo’s Olympic medals?

The 5,000 medals of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will feature metals — including 40 kilograms of gold — reclaimed from discarded electronic devices.
Man without legs braced and positioned by machine for golfing (© AP Images)

An inventor finds inspiration as he overcomes his own challenges

Adaptive sports in the U.S. have morphed into an international movement through innovators who have overcome their own situations.