Latest Paralympic Games News

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...

USOPC says it is trying to help Humphries' Olympic quest

Oct. 19, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said Tuesday that it is still trying to help world champion bobsledder Kaillie Humphries obtain a way to compete in this winter's Beijing Games, though it stopped short of predicting if the effort would be successful. Humphries, a...

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...

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. ...

Toyota banks on mobility technology for future growth

Sep. 28, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Toyota is revving up acquisitions in mobility technology, adding Renovo Motors Inc., a Silicon Valley software developer, to its Woven Planet team, which is working on automated driving. The addition, announced Tuesday, follows the...

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...

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...

From battlefield to Tokyo: Combat vets vie at Paralympics

Sep. 11, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

FREMONT, Ind. (AP) — The bald, broad-shouldered cyclist has spent years remembering a nighttime road in a faraway city. He can still describe the city’s narrow streets and crushing heat. He talks about the dead end that forced his convoy turn around. And the...

Going for Gold: Wheelchair stars can make history at US Open

Sep. 08, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dylan Alcott and Diede de Groot have a chance at tennis history Novak Djokovic can no longer make. Unlike Djokovic, the wheelchair stars both won gold medals in Tokyo. Having already won the three major titles this year on the tennis tour, they arrived...