Latest Paralympic Games News

Space diversity: Europe's space agency gets 1st parastronaut

Nov. 23, 2022 16:14 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency made history Wednesday by selecting an amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident to be among its newest batch of astronauts — a leap toward its pioneering ambition to send someone with a physical disability into space. John McFall, a...

Column: Izzy's long run as worst Olympic mascot is over

Nov. 15, 2022 18:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, Izzy, we've got some good news. Your 26-year reign as the worst Olympic mascot is over. The much-despised, often-ridiculed, computer-generated blob from the 1996 Atlanta Games has been toppled as the G.O.A.T. (Grossest Of All Time) by a ... well,...

Paris 2024 Olympics, Paralympics mascot is a smiling hat

Nov. 14, 2022 09:21 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The mascots for the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics have been revealed — a Phrygian cap. The soft red cap, also known as a liberty cap, is an updated version of a conical hat worn in antiquity in places such as Persia, the Balkans, Thrace, Dacia and Phrygia, a...