Paralympics

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Want to Be Empowered? Go to the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games

If we can learn one thing from the Parapan Am athletes, it's that we can fulfill our dreams and find greatness in the most difficult and unconventional of circumstances. But we need to believe in ourselves, first and foremost. Then we need to follow through with hard work and grit. The Toronto Parapan Am Games will be the largest ever held, with more than 1600 athletes from 28 countries. Attend the Games to support the athletes but, more importantly, to be inspired and empowered by them.
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He Falls, Gets Up, Wins Gold

Canadian cross-country legend Brian McKeever skied one of the great races in Paralympic history on Wednesday, overcoming an early fall to win gold in the men’s visually impaired 1 km race in Sochi. ...
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Why Nobody's Watching the Paralympics

Sadly, in the case of the Paralympians, the years of training and hard work will largely go unnoticed as the world focuses on the increasingly serious crisis. As the streets of Kiev became a battleground, and Russian troops entered Crimea, the predominant perceptions reappeared. The world quickly took back any slack they were willing to give Putin.
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Canada Strikes Gold

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Canada has its first gold medal at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games.Cross-country skier Brian McKeever won the men's visually impaired 20-kilometre race on Monday.The 34-ye...
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Youngest Paralympic Athlete Wins Bronze

The youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic team continues to make waves in Sochi. Mac Marcoux, just 16 years old, won his second bronze in as many days at the Paralympics, finishing third in the...

At the Paralympics, All My Stereotypes Were Shattered

I'll admit it: I went with preconceived notions about what I was going to see. I imagined a souped-up high school track and field meet. Everyone gets a ribbon. People politely applaud even when an athlete's performance isn't what they're used to seeing at the Olympics. The reality couldn't be further from the truth.