Paralympics

Dancer performing on top of overturned wheelchair (© AP Images)

Rio Top Shots

See a selection of “top shots” from the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, showcasing amazing athletes and colorful ceremonies.
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Sports access builds Paralympic dreams: A world without limits [video]

It's a good bet the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will inspire many to train and compete themselves. Catch the games September 7 to 18.
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Seth Jahn: ‘Soccer may have saved my life’

After going to college on an athletic scholarship, Seth Jahn thought he was done with soccer. But soccer wasn't done with him, and it became a life-saver.
Jarryd Wallace running in race (© Getty Images/Julian Finney)

Facing a momentous decision, Jarryd Wallace kept running [video]

“The day I made the first Paralympic team in London in 2012 was a bittersweet moment for me,” said Jarryd Wallace. His leg had been amputated nearby.
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Blinded by a bomb, swim champ Snyder never lost sight of...

Exactly one year after losing his sight on the battlefield in Afghanistan, Brad Snyder was in the pool at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
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Paralympians Without Limits: Celebrating Disability Inclusion

On August 4 at 17:00 UTC, join us for a webchat on how the Americans with Disabilities Act helped Paralympians and other athletes.
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For Blake Haxton, rowing means more than racing about in boats

A rare infection took Blake Haxton's legs, but it didn't stop him. He placed at the World Rowing Championships and will compete in the 2016 Paralympics.
Lex Gillette wearing track jersey (© AP Images)

Lex Gillette has a vision for gold in the long jump

Blind long jumper Lex Gillette holds the world record for the sport, but can he win his first gold medal in Rio during the 2016 Paralympics?
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Need some Olympic-level motivation? [video]

Team USA Olympic and Paralympic athletes share mantras that make them move faster, reach higher and feel stronger, from training to competition time.