Latest Paralympic Games News

Paris taps French stage director Jolly for Olympic opening

Sep. 21, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Olympic organizers appointed prize-winning French theater director Thomas Jolly on Wednesday to direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2024 Games and the Paralympics. As artistic director, the 40-year-old Jolly will be tasked with bringing to life...

IOC committee visits sites for 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles

Sep. 15, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The International Olympic Committee’s coordination commission made its first in-person visit to Los Angeles this week to inspect proposed venues for the 2028 Games. After being kept away because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the group met with local organizing...

Miller, Lamoureux twins elected to US Hockey Hall of Fame

Sep. 08, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Longtime NHL goaltender Ryan Miller and Olympic gold medal-winning women’s hockey stars Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando headline the 2022 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame unveiled Thursday. Three-time Paralympic gold medal-winning sled hockey goalie...

Women's sled hockey hoping for more teams, Paralympic status

Sep. 05, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Sarah Bettencourt was training to become a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot when a neurological disorder forced her to retire. She’s found a new mission in an entirely different arena. Bettencourt, who played hockey in high school,...

Table tennis CEO Virginia Sung gets board spot on USOPC

Aug. 10, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Table Tennis CEO Virginia Sung won an election to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Wednesday. She will take over a spot held by former Duke athletic director Kevin White. Sung won in a race that came down to her and Max Siegel,...

USOPC chooses triathlon exec Rocky Harris as sports leader

Aug. 02, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hired USA Triathlon and onetime Arizona State athletics executive Rocky Harris on Tuesday to head its sports performance department. As chief of sport and athlete services, Harris will have a sprawling network to oversee —...

Los Angeles Olympics to begin July 14, 2028

Jul. 18, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics kicked off a six-year countdown on Monday with the announcement of the dates for the Games’ return to the city. The opening ceremony will be July 14. Competition will run through July 30. The Paralympic Games will be Aug. 15-27. ...

US Olympic leaders tab former LA28 CEO Gene Sykes as chair

Jul. 08, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee chose Gene Sykes as its next chairman Friday, elevating the former CEO of the Los Angeles 2028 organizing committee to a role that will shape policy throughout America's Olympic movement for the next four years and beyond. Details of the...