Latest Paralympian Stories

2014-06-03 12:31:23

CALGARY, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced the events that Canadian Paralympic Team members will take part in during the three-day 2014 Celebration of Excellence, honouring Sochi 2014 Olympians, Paralympians and coaches. The festivities will take place in Ottawa, Edmonton, Banff, Red Deer and Calgary June 4 to 6. Media are invited for photos and interview opportunities. HEROES TOUR The Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams will...

2014-01-15 20:21:22

OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - It is with great respect and admiration that the Canadian Paralympic Committee celebrates the career of wheelchair basketball veteran David Durepos (Fredericton, N.B.), who has announced his retirement from competition after a 19-year career that included three Paralympic gold medals. A five-time Paralympian, Durepos played on dominant Canadian national teams that won Paralympic gold medals at the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and London 2012 Paralympic...

2014-01-13 08:24:39

BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For every Team USA athlete who has dreamed of competing on the world stage, there is no greater glory than earning an Olympic or Paralympic medal for his or her country. Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, today announces that it is working with the U.S. Olympic Committee to protect our athletes' greatest reward by insuring each gold, silver...

2013-06-17 23:03:25

Florida competitors are preparing to shine in front of the home crowd during the 33rd National Veteran Wheelchair Games set for July 13-18 in Tampa. One of them is St. Petersburg resident Laura Schwanger, a U.S. Army Veteran who overcame multiple sclerosis and breast cancer to become a wheelchair athlete and paralympian. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Many Florida Veterans who are wheelchair users have waited for years to participate in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. This year,...

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