Disability sports

Britain's Prince Harry, left, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second from left, and Invictus Games representatives climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day four of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (AP Photo/Steve Christo, Pool)
October 19, 2018 - 3:00 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry has scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific. The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, starts on Saturday. It gives sick and...
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September 12, 2018 - 9:20 am
Calgary is considering a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, with the cost of the games estimated at $5.23 billion. Calgary voters will decide on Nov. 13 whether they want to host the games. Calgary 2026 bid corporation chief executive officer Mary Moran told the Calgary council...
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Olympians applaud as President Donald Trump speaks, welcoming the Team USA Olympic athletes on North Portico at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 28, 2018 - 11:31 am
Paralympic Games organizers hope U.S. President Donald Trump won't find it tough to watch their events in future. The International Paralympic Committee is responding to comments made on Friday when Trump welcomed American athletes from the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang to the...
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April 11, 2018 - 11:34 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s. Steve Schmitz was suffering from dementia...
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In this March 13, 2018, photo, John Spillar, second from left, one of Ottobock's American specialists who previously worked at the Parapan American Games and Invictus Games, works with an unidentified his colleague as Peter Franzel, left top, a director at Ottobock, watches at Pyeongchang's athletes' village in Pyeongchang, South Korea. At a white warehouse on a corner of Pyeongchang’s athletes’ village, a team of technicians hustle around the clock to carve, weld and sew ripped things near piles of hands, feet and bionic knees. (AP Photo/Kim Tong-hyung)
March 15, 2018 - 1:50 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Away from the stadiums, it's the most hectic place at the Paralympic Games — a white warehouse on a corner of Pyeongchang's athletes' village, where a team of technicians hustle around the clock to carve, weld and sew items near piles of bionic hands, feet and knees...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, photo, Lara Mae Chollette, a coach of youth soccer and basketball, poses for a photo with her son Jaylen, 7, left, and daughter Linda, 10, at a community gym in Seattle. Horrific cases and allegations of predatory crimes against youth in gymnastics, swimming and football, among other sports, have jolted many parents who say they believe sports can be an important part of their child's development. Some now feel compelled to take a more cautious approach in monitoring adult interactions, as advancement beyond pee-wee leagues become increasingly coach-driven. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 27, 2018 - 6:18 am
SEATTLE (AP) — With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth sports. Shannon Stabbert said her 6-year-old daughter wants to be a gymnast, but the Seattle...
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This photo provided by Hyundai shows a scene from the company's Super Bowl spot. For the 2018 Super Bowl, marketers are paying more than $5 million per 30-second spot to capture the attention of more than 110 million viewers. (Hyundai via AP)
February 04, 2018 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ads of the 2018 Super Bowl (all times Eastern Time): 10:45 p.m. The Giants won the Super Bowl. Not really, but Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. stole the show with an NFL ad in which the two perform the choreography from the movie "Dirty Dancing" — complete with...
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December 02, 2017 - 2:27 am
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For most of his NFL career, Jamaal Charles hid the challenges of his childhood when he was badgered over his reading disability before finding a lifeline in the Special Olympics. "I feel like I was an outcast, I was left out because so many people made fun of me. But when...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 14, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after his sentencing proceedings. The Pistorius case is back in court, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, with prosecutors seeking a longer jail sentence for the double-amputee athlete after he was found guilty of murder for shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
November 03, 2017 - 8:07 am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — A judge "overemphasized" Oscar Pistorius' disability and was far too lenient on the double-amputee athlete, prosecutors said Friday as they tried to convince a South African court to more than double his prison sentence from six to 15 years for the murder of...
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President Donald Trump pumps his fists before speaking at the Covelli Centre, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Youngstown, Ohio, as first lady Melania Trump watches. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 27, 2017 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump has booked her first solo foreign trip as first lady, leading the U.S. delegation to Toronto in late September for Olympics-style games for wounded military personnel. The first lady, who has been keeping a low profile, said Thursday that she's honored by the...
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