Disability sports

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT DATE - In this photo made from UNTV video, Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN Headquarters. (UNTV Via AP )
September 25, 2020 - 7:14 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister said Saturday that he’s determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer as “proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic.” The 2020 Games were postponed as the coronavirus spread worldwide, and there’s been widespread doubt about their future. Prime...
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A video screen shows Cathy Freeman lighting the Olympic Cauldron as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Freeman, who lit the cauldron at the original opening ceremony and won the 400-meter race at the track in one of the country's all-time great sporting moments, said it was a wonderful gesture to have "two future stars" recognized on such a major stage ahead of the rescheduled 2020 Games in Tokyo next year. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)
September 14, 2020 - 9:46 pm
Australians have such fond memories of the Sydney Olympics that officials brought back star athletes such as Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe to help celebrate the 20th anniversary. For good measure, they even re-lit the cauldron at Sydney Olympic Park. Freeman — by video link in Victoria state — and...
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A lantern containing the Olympic Flame is shown prior to public display Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Tokyo. The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo, just a short walk from the new National Stadium where it was supposed to be burning a month ago.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 31, 2020 - 8:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo, just a short walk from the new National Stadium where it was supposed to be burning a month ago. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece in March and has been largely hidden away in Tokyo since the Olympics were postponed until next year...
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FILE -In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, Matt Stutzman, of United States, holds the bow with his foot as he competes in the individual compound-open, during the Paralympic Games at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Stutzman is among several Paralympic athletes who are profiled in the Nexflix documentary “Rising Phoenix” that will be released in 190 countries on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
August 24, 2020 - 10:58 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Matt Stutzman was born without arms — just stumps at the shoulders. Ellie Cole's right leg was amputated when she was 3, lost to cancer. Bebe Vio had parts of all four limbs amputated after she contracted meningitis as an adolescent. Doctors were able to save her life but not her arms...
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During a long exposure catching a streak of light from passing cars, journalists report on the special lighting of the Tokyo Skytree in red, blue and green; the symbol colors of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, in Tokyo on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The lighting Monday marked one year to go before the planned opening of the Paralympics that was postponed due the the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
August 24, 2020 - 8:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Skytree was lighted in red, green and blue on Monday to mark one year to go for the opening of the Paralympic Games. The Olympics and Paralympics were to take place this year but have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo Olympic organizers have also...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, then-WNBA president Lisa Borders speaks before Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals in Seattle. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee received a positive progress report from the committee that analyzed the federation's problems and recommended dozens of changes a year ago. The Borders Report, spearheaded by former WNBA Commissioner Lisa Borders and released last summer, included a detailed road map for the USOPC to make athletes the top priority after years of adhering to what was described as a “money for medals” philosophy. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 18, 2020 - 11:56 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee received a positive progress report from the committee that analyzed the federation's problems and recommended dozens of changes a year ago. The Borders Report, spearheaded by former WNBA Commissioner Lisa Borders and released...
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In this combination photo, from left, Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom participates in the "Adventure Capitalists" panel during the CNBC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 3, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Olympic skier Jeret Peterson poses for a photo on Jan. 26, 2010, in Park City, Utah, Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno arrives at the Kids' Choice Sports Awards on July 17, 2014, in Los Angeles and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrives at the ESPYS on July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. Olympians including Phelps, Ohno and Bloom are opening up about their mental health struggles in a documentary "The Weight of Gold," about suicide and depression among the world's greatest athletes, including Peterson, who took his own life in 2011 at age 29, just a year and a half after winning a silver medal. (AP Photo)
August 06, 2020 - 2:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide. Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and emotional...
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August 04, 2020 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would give Congress the power to dissolve the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's board of directors and would more than double the federation's funding for the U.S. Center for SafeSport passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday. The bill was written in response to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Los Angeles 2028 organizers in Beverly Hills, Calif. New financial reports from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee include unprecedented detail about money that goes to the sports organizations it oversees. It's a feature the federation is hoping will add layers of information to help people decipher its often opaque accounting picture. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 03, 2020 - 12:26 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — New financial reports from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee include unprecedented detail about money that goes to the sports organizations it oversees — a feature the federation is hoping will help followers decipher the U.S. Olympic system's often opaque...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, members of Japan's national wheelchair basketball team warm up on the court during a grand opening ceremony of the Ariake Arena, a venue for volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and wheelchair basketball during the Paralympic Games, in Tokyo. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains essentially unchanged for the event postponed until next year, organizers said on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Tokyo organizers made the same announcement several weeks ago for the postponed Olympics. The Paralympics open on Aug. 24, 2021, and close on Sept. 5. The Olympics are to open on July 23. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 02, 2020 - 11:19 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains essentially unchanged for the event that has been postponed until next year, organizers said on Monday. Tokyo organizers made a similar announcement several weeks ago for the postponed Olympics. The Paralympics open on Aug. 24, 2021, and close...
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