Paralympic Games

Pistorius wins gold in 400 relay

LONDON (AP) – Oscar Pistorius captured his first gold medal of the London Paralympics, helping South Africa win the 400-meter relay in a world-record time at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday. The double amputee, known […]


Powerlifter gets drugs ban, misses Paralympics

LONDON (AP) – The International Paralympic Committee says that Brazilian powerlifter Bruno Pinheiro Carra will miss the London Paralympics after picking up a nine-month ban for doping. Carra tested positive for a banned diuretic during […]


Paralympics: Ernst up against former GP ace

(AP) — The world’s top riders descend on famous British motor circuit Brands Hatch at the Paralympics on Wednesday. And six of them will be South African – the entire SA squad will be in […]


Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

LONDON (AP) – The explosion that took away Brad Snyder’s sight couldn’t touch the Navy lieutenant’s fighting spirit. A year after Snyder stepped on an improvised explosive device laid by Taliban that he was trying […]


Paralympics: Pistorius shifts focus from 100 race

LONDON (AP) – After his trailblazing Olympic debut, double-amputee Oscar Pistorius is downplaying his chances of dominating at the Paralympics. The “Blade Runner” said Tuesday that he could struggle to defend his Paralympic title in […]



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