Latest Disability sports News

100%: Chief medical officer says all US Olympians vaccinated

Jan. 20, 2022 19:00 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic team's top doctor says all of the 200-plus athletes heading to Beijing for the Winter Games next month are fully vaccinated, and not a single one asked for a medical exemption. Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Finnoff told The Associated Press the...

NBA at 75: Dr. J says players from many eras built league

Jan. 18, 2022 11:35 AM EST

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Julius Erving, an NBA and ABA champion, is considered one of the greatest basketball players ever and one of the sport's finest ambassadors. He is an 11-time NBA All-Star and league MVP. As part of an Associated Press series on the NBA at 75, the player known as...

Wounded veterans bike through Florida Keys

Jan. 08, 2022 03:11 AM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — War-wounded military men and women pedaled their way across the Seven Mile Bridge and other parts of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway as a facet of the annual Florida Keys Soldier Ride. Almost 40 injured soldiers and their supporters are participating in the...

ESPN+ to offer 4 streaming feeds in new PGA Tour deal

Jan. 04, 2022 12:59 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Kapalua is busier than ever to start the new year, a development that goes beyond the largest winners-only field in Hawaii or even fans returning to the Plantation Course. ESPN+ starts its nine-year digital rights deal with the PGA Tour at the Sentry...

Lobster Dip heads back to the beach for New Year's Day event

Jan. 01, 2022 12:37 PM EST

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — The Maine Special Olympics is serving up the Lobster Dip on Old Orchard Beach after a one-year absence. Dippers surged into the ocean in waves every 15 minutes late Saturday morning to ensure social distancing. Last year, the Lobster...

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. ...

Away we go: Delta to charter U.S. Olympians to Beijing

Dec. 17, 2021 21:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Olympic team's airline partner will charter a flight from Los Angeles to Beijing to bring about half the American athletes to the Winter Olympics. U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland said Friday that the federation had reached a deal...

New Miss America first Alaskan, Korean American title holder

Dec. 17, 2021 17:45 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The newly crowned Miss America has made history, becoming both the first Korean American and the first Alaskan to hold the title in the competition’s 100-year history. “I never could have imagined in a million years that I would be Miss America, let...

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...