Latest Disability sports News

Chicago-area man gets 3 1/2 years for stealing from charity

Oct. 15, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $831,000 from a charity he ran for kids with disabilities and spending the money on golf outings, luxury vacations and tickets to NBA games has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison. ...

AD group makes recommendations to augment Olympic pipeline

Oct. 13, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Olympic sports organizations will look into co-hosting championship events with the NCAA as a way of preventing the U.S. gold-medal pipeline from withering under financial pressure. The hosting partnerships were one of seven recommendations the U.S....

Tokyo Paralympic champ heads new Boston Marathon division

Oct. 09, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Misato Michishita won the Paralympic marathon in Tokyo this summer, she picked up more than a gold medal. The visually impaired Japanese office worker became a must-get for organizers of Monday’s Boston Marathon, where she will headline one of three...

Queen Elizabeth launches baton relay for Commonwealth Games

Oct. 07, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II held her first major engagement at Buckingham Palace since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a year and a half ago, as she presided Thursday over the launch of the baton relay for next year's Commonwealth Games in the central England city of Birmingham....

Organizers detail COVID-19 rules for Beijing Winter Olympics

Sep. 29, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A 21-day quarantine for non-fully vaccinated athletes, officials and workers at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Daily testing for vaccinated people. No tickets sold to anyone living outside China as Olympic venues open their doors again. ...

USOPC: American hopefuls for Beijing Games must have vaccine

Sep. 22, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

U.S. athletes trying to make the Winter Olympics will have to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 under a groundbreaking new policy announced Wednesday by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. CEO Sarah Hirshland wrote in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that,...

EU chief turns to Paralympian Vio to inspire Europe's youth

Sep. 15, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was at a loss for words Wednesday to capture the soul of the European Union and its future, Bebe Vio was there to help the EU's top official at the end of her State of the Union address. Sitting...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 13, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 10, 2021. Editorial: PBR World Finals is moving to Fort Worth, where rodeo belongs On Aug. 31, the Professional Bull Riders organization announced that its most prestigious event, the PBR World Finals, will move to Dickies...

The Latest: Medvedev says celebration was nod to FIFA game

Sep. 12, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 8:35 p.m. Daniil Medvedev's celebration for his first major tennis title was a nod to a soccer video game. Medvedev slowly...

Alcott, de Groot complete Golden Slams in US Open wheelchair

Sep. 12, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody had ever won a Golden Slam in wheelchair tennis until Sunday, when it happened twice. And Dylan Alcott had never celebrated quite the way he did after his victory. Alcott and Diede de Groot both won U.S. Open titles, adding...