Latest Disability sports News

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...

China says US diplomatic boycott violates Olympic spirit

Dec. 07, 2021 22:13 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit on Tuesday after the Biden administration announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns. Rights groups have pushed for a full-blown boycott of the Games, accusing...

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...

Ice-skating Las Vegas dog gets an American Kennel Club award

Dec. 06, 2021 00:17 AM EST

An ice-skating dog from Nevada is one of five canines honored at this year’s American Kennel Club’s Humane Fund Awards. Officials with the New York-based club say the awards celebrate loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners...

Giving Tuesday offers needed boost to Delaware nonprofits

Dec. 04, 2021 10:43 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Nonprofit organizations throughout Delaware have been hit hard by rising prices on their necessary items, such as gas for Meals on Wheels’ vehicles or Habitat for Humanity’s construction materials. That’s why Sheila Bravo, the president and...

Vegas ice-skating canine named Benny wins kennel club award

Dec. 03, 2021 19:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ice-skating dog familiar to Vegas Golden Knights fans is drawing acclaim from the American Kennel Club for his role as a companion animal for children with disabilities. Hockey fans at T-Mobile Arena know “Benny” for his on-ice abilities with...

USGA adds national championship for disabled golfers

Dec. 03, 2021 11:37 AM EST

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Golf Association is providing a national championship for players with disabilities that will start next year on the No. 6 course at Pinehurst. The U.S. Adaptive Open Championship is the 15th national tournament for the USGA, open to men...

Against all odds, disabled teen gymnast in Bosnia excels

Dec. 03, 2021 09:53 AM EST

VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Sara Becarevic was born without a lower left arm in Bosnia, a poor Balkan country notorious for the large-scale social and economic exclusion of people with disabilities. Still, it never occurred to her that that could stop her from pursuing her dream of...

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...

Travel trouble: US Olympians face uncertain road to Beijing

Nov. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Making an Olympic team is hard enough. This winter, those who earn their spots on the U.S. squad might find it takes even more work to get to Beijing. Among the slow trickle of information coming out of China in advance of February's Olympics was news...