Latest Paralympic Games News

UN urges truce during winter Olympics in Beijing in February

Dec. 02, 2021 22:02 PM EST

United Nations (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday urged all nations to observe a truce during the Beijing Winter Olympics starting in February, saying a halt to conflicts during one of the world’s premiere sporting events can be “a tool to promote peace, dialogue and...

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...

Paralympic Games wheelchair tennis champ Nick Taylor retires

Nov. 08, 2021 16:37 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Paralympic wheelchair tennis champion medalist Nick Taylor has announced his retirement. Taylor, an American who turns 42 this week, won 11 Grand Slam doubles titles with David Wagner — seven at the U.S. Open and four at the Australian...

Hug, De Rozario win NYC Marathon wheelchair races

Nov. 07, 2021 10:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison de Rozario of Australia has won the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race, holding off past champions Tatyana McFadden and Manuela Schär for her first Big Apple victory. The 27-year-old took gold over Schär at this year's Tokyo...

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,...