The athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide, after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
This is the first time he’s spoken on social media since the anniversary of Reeva Steenkamp’s death, his former girlfriend who he is accused of shooting to death.
Retired Marine Sergeant Josh Sweeney will receive the award at the 2014 ESPY Awards.
The opening to the Sochi paralympic games featured Russian President Vladimir Putin, a giant boat called “Peace,” and teams from both the United States and Ukraine in attendance.
“Obviously, we are disappointed that at the moment the politics is overshadowing what is a fantastic sporting event that can change the perceptions and attitudes toward disabled people around the world,” says spokesperson for the International Paralympic Committee.
Part of Obama’s response to the situation in Ukraine. Update: U.S. Olympic Committee, still sending athletes, responds.
The ad compels viewers to look past the disabilities of Paralympic athletes — and instead fathom their complete, elite, world-class abilities.
Nike distances itself from an athlete facing premeditated murder charges in Africa.
“Blade Runner” takes on all challengers.
It’s been a heartwarming, heartwarming year.
Rollaball is a documentary-in-progress about an inspiring team of Ghanaian polio survivors who’re pioneering an extreme sports hybrid of skating and soccer.
If you’re feeling down about something, you’ll want to take a look at these photos. This is what perseverance looks like.
Winning a medal at the Paralympics is impressive enough, but when you don’t have arms and that medal’s in archery? Now that’s mind-blowing.
Reminder: Never feel sorry for yourself, because guys like this exist.
Oscar Pistorius became a household name at the London Olympics for being the first double amputee sprinter to compete in the Olympics. Turns out he might not even be the fastest Paralympian.
The 2012 Paralympic Games began Wednesday, soothing our post-Olympics hangover with heartwarming stories of athletes completing remarkable, against-the-odds feats. Here are a few of them.
Kate Middleton, aerialists, loads of fireworks, the Queen — no wonder this year’s Paralympics in London is expected to be the most-watched ever.
And you’ll probably want to check that out, because pulses are important.
Paralympic gold medalist and marathon winner Amanda McGrory says there’s a lot average people don’t know paralympic sports. She’s hoping to change that.
Incredible Photos from The Boston Globe of the Winter Paralympics. Why don’t these games get as much coverage?! So impressive. Do yourself a favor and check out the rest here.
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Extreme wheelchairing is the new skateboarding. It can also be called “hardcore sitting,” which is what I like to think of myself as doing right this second.
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The Summer Paralympic Games, which are currently going on in Beijing, are set to wrap on Wednesday. The games which began on September 6th, are full of fascinating events where men and women from over 100 countries display true athleticism despite their physical impairments. Sports include wheelchair fencing, sitting volleyball, and soccer for the blind or visually impaired. The games are not being televised, but you can watch them and highlights from the past 2 weeks online.
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Having lost the use of his legs at age 4, he’s gone on to become one of the top wheelchair athletes in the world. With the help of athletes like Josh George and Natalie du Toit, sports for disabled people could become a mainstream fixation.
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