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Paralympic runners leaving starting blocks (© AP Images)

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.
Team posing for picture (© AP Images)

U.S. Olympic athletes tweet their Rio experiences [video]

Many of the U.S. athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are sharing their experiences on social media. Here are a few of the best.
Michael Phelps swimming butterfly-style (© AP Images)

Who’s carrying the U.S. flag at the Olympics?

Leading Team USA into the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games is a major honor. Look at the athletes who have paraded the flag for this big event.
Brad Snyder (© AFP/Getty Images/Valerie Macon)

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.
Group of people running along road (U.S. Consulate Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Sharing the road, a runner is transformed [video]

Have you ever heard of an ultramarathon? Meet runner Dean Karnazes, who has run in all types of climates and made his way down the Silk Road.
Paralympic athlete pushing off the starting blocks on a running track (© AP Images)

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.
Jackie Galloway wearing judo gear, smiling (© AP Images)

How a dual citizen of U.S. and Mexico looks to make...

If you are a citizen of two countries, who do you represent in the Olympics? Jackie Galloway from Mexico can tell you! Learn about her road to Rio.
Weightlifter Norik Vardanian (© AP Images)

How a dual citizen of the U.S. and Armenia looks to...

If you are a citizen of two countries, who do you represent in the Olympics? Norik Vardanian from Armenia can tell you! Learn about his road to Rio.
Naomy Grand'Pierre at pool (The University of Chicago/Jean Lachat)

How a dual citizen of the U.S. and Haiti looks to...

If you are a citizen of two countries, who do you represent in the Olympics? Naomy Grand’Pierre from Haiti can tell you! Learn about her road to Rio.