Paralympics

Simone Biles looking at balance beam (© Gregory Bull/AP Images)

Elite athletes in U.S. help break stigma of mental illness

By acknowledging their own mental health battles, athletes are raising awareness of conditions that affect millions worldwide.

The Olympics: Uniting the world through competition [video]

The Olympic and Paralympic Games represent the shared values of our global community. This video pays tribute to the games' unifying power.
Man jumping backward over pole (© Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Americans to watch at the Tokyo Paralympics [photo gallery]

The Tokyo Paralympic Games will showcase athletes whose stories are as varied as their sports. Meet some of the American contenders.
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 stool

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.