Summer Paralympic Games

Competitors run in a paratriathlon test event for Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. High bacteria levels forced the swimming portion of a triathlon test event for the Tokyo Paralympics to be cancelled on Saturday.(Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP)
August 17, 2019 - 4:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — High levels of bacteria forced the swimming portion of a triathlon test event for the Tokyo Paralympics to be canceled on Saturday. It's the second setback in the triathlon for organizers of next year's Olympics and Paralympics. An Olympic triathlon running event was shortened from 10...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 16, 2014 file photo, the flame burns at the Olympic Park on the last day of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Russia will rejoin the Paralympics after a suspension of more than two years for widespread doping, the International Paralympic Committee said Friday Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
February 08, 2019 - 5:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will be able to compete at next year's Paralympics in Tokyo after being reinstated Friday, more than two years after the country was suspended for widespread doping. The IPC ruled reforms to crack down on doping and limit government interference are enough to allow Russia to...
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January 28, 2019 - 7:38 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government has remained defiant despite losing the right to host the World Para Swimming Championships after it banned Israelis from competing in the event, a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad...
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January 27, 2019 - 7:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Malaysia has been stripped of the hosting rights for the World Para Swimming Championships after refusing to let Israelis compete in the event that serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The Malaysian government said earlier this month that no Israeli delegates...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori, right, speaks as IOC inspection team head John Coates listens during a press conference in Tokyo. Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, they picked up another $1 million in domestic sponsorships and that the operating budget for the games remains at $5.6 billion. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
December 21, 2018 - 1:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say they have secured another $1 million in domestic sponsorships and that the operating budget for the games remains at $5.6 billion. The organizing committee, announcing its third version of the operating budget, said Friday "as with the previous...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018 photo, Ethiopian paralympic athletes Megersa Bati, left, and Tamiru Kefeyalew Demisse, holding the silver medal he won in the 1,500 meters race at the 2016 Paralympics, pose for a photo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
December 07, 2018 - 11:06 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Tamiru Kefeyalew's life changed for the worse when he won Ethiopia's only medal of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. For the last two years he has lived as a refugee in Brazil, first in a camp, then a church, then a shelter for the homeless. He now sleeps on a mattress on the...
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In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, Mike Schultz, who is preparing to compete in the 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea, poses for a photo in his shop in St. Cloud, Minn. (Jason Wachter/St. Cloud Times via AP, File)
March 08, 2018 - 2:56 am
Adaptive snowboarder Mike Schultz could very well have the winning formula at the Paralympics — whether or not he even crosses the finish line in first. He is the architect behind some of the most cutting edge prosthetic components out there, which is no surprise considering he's been tinkering...
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Former Connecticut basketball player Steve Emt practices his curling at the Norfolk Curling Club in Norfolk, Conn., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Emt, who was paralyzed in a drunk driving accident in 1995, is the vice skip on the U.S. team that will participate in next month's Paralympic Games in South Korea. At rear is Ray Robitaille, of the Norfolk Curling Club. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
February 26, 2018 - 4:08 pm
NORFOLK, Conn. (AP) — Steve Emt was rolling himself up a hill to a pie shop in Falmouth, Massachusetts, when the coach of a wheelchair curling team noticed the former UConn basketball player. The shop's name was Pie in the Sky. An interesting coincidence, Emt thought, when Tony Colacchio approached...
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July 11, 2017 - 7:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — The International Paralympic Committee says an athlete died Tuesday after being injured during a practice session in London, where the World Para Athletics Championships start this week. The IPC gave no details of the cause of death of the 36-year-old Abdullah Hayayei, a thrower from...
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July 11, 2017 - 7:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — The International Paralympic Committee says an athlete died Tuesday after being injured during a practice session in London, where the World Para Athletics Championships start this week. The IPC gave no details of the cause of death of the 36-year-old Abdullah Hayayei, a thrower from...
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