Paralympic Games

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 woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks in front of Tokyo 2020 sign Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Tokyo. The CEO of the Tokyo Olympics Toshiro Mut said Friday that having a vaccine is not a requirement for holding next year Olympics and Paralympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 04, 2020 - 8:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — A vaccine is not a requirement for holding next year's postponed Olympics and Paralympics, the CEO of the Tokyo Games said Friday. Toshiro Muto was speaking after a task force meeting with government officials, disease experts and Japanese Olympic officials. It’s the first of several...
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Rebekah Sager
September 01, 2020 - 2:56 pm
After an 18-month process, the Los Angeles Olympic Games organizing committee has finally unveiled the new logo for the 2028 LA Olympic games – and it’s designed to include everyone.
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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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A symbol installed for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on a barge is moved away from its usual spot by tugboats off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. The five Olympic rings floating on a barge in Tokyo Bay were removed for what is being called “maintenance,” and officials says they will return to greet next year's Games. The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic and are to open on July 23, 2021. The Paralympics follow on Aug. 24. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
August 20, 2020 - 9:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — A majority of Japanese companies among almost 13,000 surveyed oppose holding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year, according to an online study published Thursday. The survey by a Japanese research company, published by the Kyodo news agency, showed 27.8% want the games to be...
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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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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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