Disability Sports

Russia facing ban from Paralympics for 2018 Games

May 22, 2017

The International Paralympic Committee says there is a "strong chance" that Russia will be banned from the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang because of the country's doping scandal

Cracker Barrel settles federal suit over handicapped parking

May 17, 2017

Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a Pittsburgh woman who claimed handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants were too steep or otherwise violated federal law

Afghan wounded warriors compete for spot in Invictus Games

May 13, 2017

Wounded warriors from Afghanistan's National Security Forces are competing for a spot in the Invictus Games to be held in Canada in September

Russian deputy PM slams 'dishonest' Paralympic boss

Apr 1, 2017

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has accused the head of the International Paralympic Committee of being "completely dishonest" on doping issues

Medals for 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be made of recycled metal

Apr 1, 2017

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have begun collecting discarded electronic devices that will be used in the production of the medals to be awarded to athletes

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

Mar 25, 2017

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who lost his legs below the knee after stepping on an explosive in Afghanistan is joining a suburban New York police department

Paralympic body says Russian ban should continue

Feb 13, 2017

Russia's ban from disabled sports should continue because it is sidestepping allegations of a major doping cover-up, the International Paralympic Committee says

Computer: Norway to win most medals at 2018 Winter Olympics

Feb 9, 2017

It could be a record-setting Winter Olympics for Norway next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea

In South Sudan, wheelchair basketball distracts from war

Feb 2, 2017

Warnings of possible genocide hang over the world's youngest nation, but here on a basketball court under a fierce morning sun, South Sudan's civil war seems a world away

Russia says Paralympics rejected offer of doping compromise

Jan 30, 2017

Russia says the International Paralympic Committee has rejected a proposal to partially lift a ban on Russian athletes which was imposed over the country's doping scandal


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