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Countdown To Sochi: Winter 101: Alpine Paralympics

The Paralympics will start two weeks after the Olympics finish. In this week’s Winter 101 we explain the finer details of Paralympic alpine skiing.

Long wins women’s 200 IM in Paralympics

Jessica Long set a new Paraolympic record with a time of 2:37.09, this wins added another medal to her collection of 3.

McFadden wins women’s 800m in Paralympics

Tatyania Mcfadden (USA) blew away the competition while finishing with a time of 1:47.01. Mcfadden also won the gold in the 400m earlier in the Games.

RSA wins men’s 400 relay in Paralympics

The RSA, lead by Oscar Pistorius, defeated the champion USA team and set a new world record – with a time of 41.78

Hawking, Pistorius open London’s Paralympics

A general view of the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, August 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth) By Tom Pilcher LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking and South Africa’s ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius were among the luminaries on hand for the opening on Wednesday night of the […]

US Paralympics: Eric Hollen – Deep Focus

Paralympic shooter Eric Hollen recounts the details of his life-altering injury and his journey to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, where he trains with his 13-year-old daughter.

US Paralympics: Dave Denniston – Every Day

Former world-class swimmer Dave Denniston tells the story of his triumphant recovery from a nearly-fatal injury and subsequent success as a Paralympic swimming coach.

Rio 2016 Olympic Mascots Revealed

Mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (REUTERS/Alex Ferro) Vote to name the Rio 2016 Olympic mascots HERE, and let us know on Facebook which name you pick! RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de […]

San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics

Golden Gate Bridge (Shutterstock) (Reuters) – A group of San Francisco Bay Area business, sports and civic leaders will bid to host the 2024 Olympics and is putting together a proposal for the United States Olympic Committee, officials said on Thursday. Should the USOC decide to bid for the Games and the Paralympics, the cities […]

2014 Warrior Games

More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competed in seven sports (archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball) during the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado from September 28 through October 4. On October 22 at 8 PM ET/PT, Universal Sports Network premieres an original documentary, Warrior Games: […]

Top Paralympic Moments

Matt Stutzman at the London 2012 Paralympic Games (Paul Cunningham/US PRESSWIRE) Click here to learn about the 2014 Warrior Games. By Seth Rubinroit The London 2012 Paralympic Games was named the No. 1 moment in the 25 years of the Paralympic Movement, according to a list released by the International Paralympic Moment. The 2012 Paralympic Games […]

Pistorius has not damaged Paralympic movement, says IPC

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius’s conviction for culpable homicide after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will not harm the profile of the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday. Double amputee Pistorius, an icon for the Paralympic movement and instrumental in its rise in popularity, was convicted on Friday […]

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius reacts as Judge Thokozile Masipa (unseen) delivers her verdict (REUTERS/Alon Skuy) (Reuters) – Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-old double amputee, […]

Countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Paralympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Sunday, Sept. 7. With the Opening Ceremony to be held Sept. 7, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will become the first South American […]

Paralympic Skier Melts Sochi Medal to Make Engagement Ring

Vincent Gauthier-Manuel (Tom Pennington/Getty Images) By Max Meyer Olympians may do many unusual things with their medals, but it’s safe to say that French Paralympian Vincent Gauthier-Manuel used his to perform the most romantic gesture. The skier melted his silver medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics to make an engagement ring for his girlfriend. While it is an unbelievable […]

Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: report

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHILL MAGAKOE/POOL (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition at the time she was killed, a psychiatric report said on Monday. Pistorius, who competed in the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, has admitted to shooting dead his […]

Get the Latest News In The Oscar Pistorius Trial

(Scroll Down For Previous Day’s News) Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:12am EDT Judge Thokozile Masipa granted the state’s request for a postponement to avoid conflicts with other cases. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel – nicknamed “The Pitbull” for his aggressive style – tore into defense witness Roger Dixon, questioning his credibility and expertise. Pistorius, 27, is on trial […]

Countdown To Sochi: Heath Calhoun

One minute Heath Calhoun was proudly fighting in the U.S. military. The next, he had to reevaluate his whole life after losing both his legs in action. Calhoun was down, but not out. See how the Paralympics gave this former military man a new hope.

Olympic Medals Revealed

(Reuters) – The Sochi 2014 Olympics medals got their first public airing on Thursday with organizers unveiling the prizes for Russia’s first ever Winter Games and Paralympics. With eight months to go until the opening ceremony, a record 1,300 medals were manufactured with the Russian city hosting more events than any previous Winter Olympics. Depending […]

Warrior Games: The Heroes of Sport

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports When the Warrior Games were christened in 2010, it was not promoted as the “first annual.” Whether the joint effort of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Olympic Committee, originally involving 200 active and retired members from the various military branches with significant injuries and illness, would […]

Warrior Games: The Final Results

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Ever wonder about the translation of “Semper Fi,” the motto associated with the few, the proud, the Marines? It is a Latin phrase that means “always faithful” — not, as followers of an annual Paralympics-styled sports festival for armed services members might guess, “kicking butt at the Warrior […]

‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius (R) and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp pose for a picture in Johannesburg, February 7, 2013. South African “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on February 14, with shooting dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria. Picture taken February 7, […]

Universal Sports’ Top 12 in ’12: No. 3

 No. 3: Oscar Pistorius Competes in London Games Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. Oscar Pistorius became the first double leg amputee to participate in the Olympics during the London Games by competing in the men’s 400m as well as […]

Spectacular British sporting summer ends in style

A general view as fireworks explode during the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Paul Cunningham-US PRESSWIRE) By Tom Pilcher LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s spectacular summer of sport ended on Sunday with the Paralympic Games closing ceremony led by British band Coldplay as the Olympic Stadium once again […]

Armless archer eyes more than full freezer

Matt Stutzman during the men’s archery individual compound during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Royal Artillery Barracks. (Paul Cunningham-US PRESSWIRE) By Toby Davis LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – If you thought archery required a steady hand then American Paralympian Matt Stutzman is ready to shoot an arrow through your preconceptions. The 29-year-old from Iowa […]

Pistorius smashes 200m world record in London opener

Oscar Pistorius pushes off from the starting blocks during his men’s 200m T44 classification heat at the Olympic Stadium at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, September 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius began his London Paralympic campaign in scintillating fashion as he smashed the 200 meters T44 world […]

Pistorius aims to turn Olympic journey into Paralympic gold

Oscar Pistorius (RSA), middle, competes in the men’s 400m semifinals during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Tom Pilcher LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius has learned from his Olympic experience at the London Games and will use it to his advantage at the Paralympics, the South […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #5

How many tears of joy will be shed for South African 400 meter man, Oscar Pistorius, who will be come the first amputee to compete in the Olympic Games?  (Photo by Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports When double amputee Oscar Pistorious of South Africa shows up in London for the upcoming […]

Jerome Singleton aiming to blunt the Blade Runner again

Paralympic sprinter Jerome Singleton stretches while posing for a portrait during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas, Texas May 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) Paralympic sprint duel with Oscar Pistorius could be a highlight of the summer By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports It is already one of the most eagerly anticipated […]

Return to Russia brings Tatyana McFadden ‘tons of fulfillment’

Tatyana McFadden of the United States competes in the Women’s 1500m T54 final during day seven of the IPC Athletics Championships at QE II Park on January 28, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) Although content with her life in the U.S., Paralympian Tatyana McFadden always wanted to visit the Russian […]

Garcia-Tolson looking for a Three-peat in London

Rudy Garcia Tolson of the US celebrates after winning the men’s 200m individual medley sm7 final during the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing on September 7, 2008. (LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images) By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Rudy Garcia-Tolson has already acquired swimming gold medals at the last two […]


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