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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) called for Russia to be banned from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The International Paralympic Committee agreed; the International Olympic Committee did not. Since then, WADA has careered towards a pitiless confrontation with some of the most powerful figures in global affairs.
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As the flame was extinguished at yesterday evening's closing ceremonies of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, I reflected on Paralympians and Olympians. Some of the most powerful words in the English language came to mind: inspiration and spirit, dedication and sacrifice, pride.
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The times the spirit burned the brightest.
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She's also the only female Paralympian to win gold medals in different Paralympic sports.
She crossed the finish line with a record time.
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"What defines us is how well we rise after falling."
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It's going to be an amazing Games.
The Paralympics open Wednesday.
WADA reported Russia's state-backed doping led to samples from Paralympic athletes being made to disappear.
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My journey has taken me to Team Canada with the hopes of securing a spot at the Paralympic Games in Rio. I hope that my story can enlighten others about the devastation that meningococcal disease can cause, and also show others going through similar situations that you can do anything once you set your mind to it.
The Invictus Games are only 100 days away!
Would you have children knowing it would leave you with only three per cent of your sight? It sounds like one of those dark "would you rather" games you play when you're getting to know someone. In Victoria Nolan's case, it was a very real decision that left her depressed and feeling like she could not be a strong role model for her children.
Toronto marked the Parapan American debut of the hard-hitting sport formerly named "Murderball."
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Karen Van Nest said the exposure Paralympic sport is getting in Toronto is a victory in itself.
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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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Despite being held amidst serious political unrest, the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics allowed athletes from around the world to gather and showcase their incredible abilities. The Games ended Sunday,...
SOCHI, Russia - Age is just a number for Canadian Paralympian Mac Marcoux.The 16-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and guide Robin Femy from Mont Tremblant, Que., captured gold in men's giant slal...
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. ...
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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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...
The Paralympic Games are only two days old, but the Canadian men’s sledge hockey team has already clinched a spot in the semifinals. One day after demolishing an outclassed Swedish side, the Canadian...
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...
As the Paralympics run from March 7 to March 16, televisions around the world will be featuring the accomplishments of these global athletes. And as the video above shows, it's hardly their disabiliti...
More than anything else, Paralympians are world-class athletes. With the Olympics over, it’s time to turn our attention to the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games starting March 7. But whether we like...
Sonja Gaudet has been named Canada's flag-bearer for the Sochi Paralympic Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Wednesday. Gaudet is Canada's most decorated wheelchair curler,...
There’s a fix in store for those experiencing Olympics withdrawal. The Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games start March 7 and run until the 16th, with 54 of Canada’s finest Paralympians taking part. W...
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The Olympics have come and gone, but Canadians still have plenty of chances to cheer on their athletes when they compete in Sochi at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The event takes place from March...
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This particular show had their youngest daughter, Cindy, about eight years old, dealing with a bully, Buddy Hinton, making fun of her lisp. When she complains to mom and dad, they tell her to "fix" her lisp by taking books out of the library with lots of "s's" in them, and reading them out loud. They wanted HER to fix HER own problem.
Canadian Olympians and Paralympians were touring Ottawa Wednesday as part of the Olympic Heroes tour that ended with a celebration at the House of Commons. Trampolinist Rosie MacLennan, women's socce...
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.
Thanks to Kate Middleton, we're craving a workout wardrobe update. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted sporting sleek red sneakers, leggings, a red tee and a lightweight navy jacket while doing her r...