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The Games go on, Paralympics edition

We should probably dispense with the idea that Vladimir Putin timed the mess in Ukraine to occur after everyone left Sochi. Another wave is coming in right now for the Paralympics. And while we in the USA don’t pay quite … Continue readi...

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Paralympics: How about we treat participants as athletes and show the sports?

You can’t really say the U.S. media had no impact on the Paralympics. Jay-Z is part of the media, and he added a Paralympic/Olympic-specific verse to Coldplay’s Paradise at the Closing Ceremony. The Closing Ceremony drew a peak audience o...

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Monday Myriad: Paralympic wrap, injured gymnasts and Diamonds

Yes, the Monday Myriad is back! Mostly because I want to try to mention the big stuff and some fun stuff that happens on weekend, and soccer coaching/PTA/parenting duties don’t let me work an actual seven-day week. It only seems … Contin...

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Wheelchair rugby: The only Olympic/Paralympic sport with “murder” in the name

Wheelchair rugby is a good spectator sport for several reasons. One is that the confusing classification system, which leads to 11 gold medals being awarded in an event like the men’s 50-meter freestyle, is less of a factor. Coaches have &helli...

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Top athletes? Tough to beat Paralympians for all seasons

Michael Phelps’ medal tally is impressive. But can he ski? Somewhere in our ranking of great athletes, we have to set aside a place for those who manage Olympic medals in two different sports. And beyond that, we have to … Continue readi...

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U.S. Paralympic swimmers find London to their liking

The USA stands sixth in the overall medal count at the Paralympics, where China has been dominant. As in the Olympics, the USA is strong in swimming, with a mix of veterans from past Games and veterans of a different … Continue reading →...

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Paralympic wrap: Day 1

Quick look at the first day of the Paralympics from an admittedly U.S.-centric point of view: – Six medals for the USA, including gold for swimmer Jessica Long. (Great global swimming roundup at SwimSwam.com) – Matt Stutzman, the armless ...

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Paralympics underway with beautiful ceremony

I only had a chance to catch a few moments of the Paralympic opening ceremony, but what I saw was breathtaking. Stephen Hawking speaking (“There should be no boundary to human endeavor” is the best of many great quotes), Ian … Cont...

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