Paralympic Games

FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Nastia Liukin arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Liukin is part of the 2019 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame class that will be inducted later this year. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 23, 2019 - 2:22 pm
When she was a kid, Nastia Liukin watched the Olympics on TV and thought how cool it might be to one day meet some of America's greatest athletes. Then, she became one. Now, she'll be in the Hall of Fame with them. The champion gymnast and once-shunned track stars Tommie Smith and John Carlos were...
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Bing Dwen Dwen, the official mascot for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic is revealed at a ceremony held at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena in Beijing on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 18, 2019 - 5:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The mascots were revealed Tuesday at a ceremony at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena in the Chinese capital. Beijing Mayor Chen Jining described them as adorable,...
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medal is unveiled during a One Year to Go Olympic ceremony event in Tokyo Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals were to get their first public viewing on Wednesday as Tokyo organizers marked exactly a year until the games open. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 24, 2019 - 5:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics open, organizers marked the day by unveiling the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will symbolize the 2020 Games. Thousands of politicians, sponsors, and fans jammed a massive exhibition hall in central Tokyo on Wednesday, piling...
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In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, photo, robots of mascots of Olympics "Miraitowa," left, and Paralympics "Someity" are shown to the media at Toyota Motor Corp. headquarters in Tokyo. The mascot robots’ eyes change to the images of stars and hearts. The Japanese automaker Toyota, a major Olympic sponsor, is readying various robots for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
July 21, 2019 - 10:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic...
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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 27, 2019 - 5:59 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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Xavier Gonzalez, left, CEO of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and Toshiro Muto, right, CEO of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) shake hands after their IPC and Tokyo 2020 joint press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 19, 2018 - 7:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics promise to be the best. They're being promoted just like the Olympics, planning is ahead of recent games in Rio de Janeiro and London, and the athletes village will offer easy access for anyone with disabilities. But International Paralympic Committee...
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