Paralympic Games News
Arenas in Rio falling apart after the Olympic Games
The excitement of South America’s first Olympic and Paralympic Games was pulsing through the bustling arenas in Rio de Janeiro last August. But almost six months after the closing ceremony of the summer 2016 Olypmpics, many venues are abandoned and desolate. Rio's Olympic organizers are unsure how
Pakistani Teen Who Lost a Leg in Earthquake Now a Skiing Competitor
It has been a long ride to the top of Winter Park Ski Resort in Colorado for Insha Afsar. But even on just one ski, it’s a quick trip down. "I’m a person that likes going fast, doing everything fast. I just like speed," said Afsar. The 16-year-old girl from Pakistan lost her leg in 2005 when her
Children of US Veteran Pictured in Prince Harry’s Christmas Card
The Radetic family of Abbeville, Alabama, had a royal surprise when they opened their mail earlier this week. The family, including parents Anthony and Danielle and children Ana-Maria, 10, and Dinko, 5, opened a Christmas card that was not only personally signed by Prince Harry but also featured
Russian Officials Admit to Involvement in Doping Scandal: Report
The head of Russia's anti-doping agency told The New York Times the doping scandal that involved hundreds of Russian athletes "was an institutional conspiracy."
Queen Elizabeth II Highlights the Inspirational in Christmas Message
The Queen's annual Christmas message this year focused on the themes of "ordinary people doing extraordinary things" and "unsung heroes."
WADA report shows over 1,000 Russians involved in organized doping
Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again Friday when a new report into systematic doping detailed a vast "institutional conspiracy" that covered more than 1,000 athletes in over 30 sports and corrupted the drug-testing system at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics. The findings were handed over to
Brad Snyder, who lost his sight while serving his country, conquers treacherous Alcatraz swim
One, two, three, four Brad Snyder managed to block out every next thought, every painful memory, every unwritten plan, and remain focused on the revolving numbers in his head. 24, 25, 26, 27 With every long, powerful stroke -- the thrusts he learned as a child growing up in Florida , polished as
Prince William, Princess Kate Meet Olympic Athletes
William and Kate joined Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II at a Buckingham Palace reception for British Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Princess Kate Reveals Princess Charlotte's Love of Horses
Princess Kate revealed that her daughter, Princess Charlotte , has taken up the family’s sport of riding horses at just 17 months old. Kate told equestrian Natasha Baker at a Buckingham Palace reception Tuesday night that Charlotte is already “really enjoying her riding.” Prince William , Princess
Members of Team USA meet the Obamas -- and freak out accordingly
Despite the awe-inspiring athleticism of the members of Team USA which often make them appear other-worldly, there is one person that can turn some of our Olympic heroes into regular gushing fans just like everyone else: President Barack Obama. After a morning White House tour, members of Team USA