Latest Paralympic Games News

Japan won't send government delegation to Beijing Olympics

Dec. 24, 2021 04:42 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday it won't send a delegation of ministers to represent the government at the Beijing Games but three Olympic officials will attend, a decision that follows a U.S.-led move to diplomatically boycott the Games to protest China's human rights conditions. ...

USOPC stays neutral on China, pushes Salt Lake City

Dec. 17, 2021 16:36 PM EST

Instead of staking out a hard-line position on the conflicts inherent in sending Olympic athletes to China, the leader of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee turned questions about the issues in the host country into a marketing pitch of sorts for America's own aspirations. ...

USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with victims

Dec. 13, 2021 17:33 PM EST

The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over after a $380 million settlement was reached. The fight for substantive change within the sport's national governing body is just...

US Olympic board member pushes quiet diplomacy in Peng case

Dec. 08, 2021 09:58 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's board of directors is among those echoing the IOC's call for behind-the-scenes negotiations to ensure the well-being of tennis player Peng Shuai. International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty, who...

Davis to leave Statehouse, take county commission post

Dec. 06, 2021 14:52 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Democratic Idaho lawmaker is leaving the Statehouse to serve as a commissioner in her home county, citing parenting demands and a desire to be more effective in government. Rep. Muffy Davis, the seven-time Paralympic medalist in skiing and cycling, will...

UN urges truce during winter Olympics in Beijing in February

Dec. 02, 2021 22:02 PM EST

United Nations (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday urged all nations to observe a truce during the Beijing Winter Olympics starting in February, saying a halt to conflicts during one of the world’s premiere sporting events can be “a tool to promote peace, dialogue and...

Vet who lost legs has new life via God, triathlons, hunting

Nov. 20, 2021 03:02 AM EST

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two phone calls would change a veteran’s life. The first comes right after Marine Sgt. Zach Stinson arrived for his 2010 tour in Afghanistan. His wife, Tesa, tells him he’s going to be a daddy. The second is four months...

Paralympic Games wheelchair tennis champ Nick Taylor retires

Nov. 08, 2021 16:37 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Paralympic wheelchair tennis champion medalist Nick Taylor has announced his retirement. Taylor, an American who turns 42 this week, won 11 Grand Slam doubles titles with David Wagner — seven at the U.S. Open and four at the Australian...

Hug, De Rozario win NYC Marathon wheelchair races

Nov. 07, 2021 10:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison de Rozario of Australia has won the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race, holding off past champions Tatyana McFadden and Manuela Schär for her first Big Apple victory. The 27-year-old took gold over Schär at this year's Tokyo...

Ralph Lauren rolls out buffalo plaid for Team USA in Beijing

Oct. 28, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a buffalo plaid design and a nod to sustainability, Ralph Lauren on Thursday unveiled navy blue uniforms for Team USA to wear during the closing ceremonies of the winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. Just six months after the summer games...