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Paralympic Games

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  • Avalanche kills two at Sochi Olympics site

    Avalanche kills two at Sochi Olympics site
    Two women died in an avalanche Sunday at the mountain site where skiing and snowboarding events were held during the Sochi Olympics. Officials at Rosa Khutor announced that 80 cubic meters (about 2,800 cubic feet) of snow swept over the middle section...
  • Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine

    Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine
    The conflict in Ukraine, where Russian forces have annexed Crimea, cannot help but spill over to the sports world. Last month, a Ukrainian skier withdrew from the Sochi Olympics and the Eastern European nation's team considered boycotting the...
  • Nick Scandone dies at 42; Orange County gold medalist in sailing at Paralympic Games

    Nick Scandone dies at 42; Orange County gold medalist in sailing at Paralympic Games
    Nick Scandone, an Orange County sailor who won a gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in China six years after having been stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease, died Friday at his Fountain Valley home. He was 42. Sailing since he was 8, Scandone was...
  • Paralympian Amy Purdy discusses Week 1 on 'Dancing With the Stars'

    Paralympian Amy Purdy discusses Week 1 on 'Dancing With the Stars'
    The Times is pleased to have Amy Purdy, who won a bronze medal in snowboardcross at the 2014 Paralympics, guest-blogging for us while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars." Purdy answered a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell. Here...
  • Vladimir Putin praises dominant Russian team after Sochi Paralympics

    Vladimir Putin praises dominant Russian team after Sochi Paralympics
    Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who has a lot on his mind these days -- took a few minutes Monday to thank his country's athletes for their dominant performance in the Sochi Paralympics. The Russian team won 30 golds and a total of 80 medals ...
  • Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis

    Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country wasn't responsible for the turmoil in Crimea, describing Sunday's vote on whether the strategic peninsula should secede from Ukraine as a crisis of a purely "domestic nature." Western...
  • U.S. skiers felled in hard crashes at Sochi Paralympics

    U.S. skiers felled in hard crashes at Sochi Paralympics
    The warm weather that made for tricky conditions during the 2014 Sochi Olympics has stuck around for the Paralympics. Competing under sunny skies, two American women crashed hard in the super-G on Monday and had to be removed from the mountain by...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Charlie White, Meryl Davis ... and Lando!

    'Dancing With the Stars': Charlie White, Meryl Davis ... and Lando!
    "Dancing With the Stars" has never shied away from the world of sports in selecting its cast members, and Season 18 is no exception. The list of competitors for the latest edition long-running ABC competition series was announced Tuesday, and it...
  • Obama says Russian moves in Crimea will be 'costly'

    Obama says Russian moves in Crimea will be 'costly'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday warned that Russia's seizure of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula will be a “costly proposition” and vowed that U.S. and Western allies will impose painful economic sanctions if Moscow does not stand...
  • White House opts not to send delegation to Russia for Paralympics

    White House opts not to send delegation to Russia for Paralympics
    The U.S. won't send a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the White House announced Monday in response to Russia's military advances in Ukraine. President Obama is still in full support of the U.S. athletes and wishes...
  • Canadian PSA: 'The Olympics have always been a little gay'

    Canadian PSA: 'The Olympics have always been a little gay'
    As the Sochi Olympics kick off, Russia’s anti-gay legislation has drawn high-profile protests from athletes, heads of state and the court of public opinion, but perhaps none is as imaginative as "Luge," by the Canadian Institute of Diversity and...