Report: Oscar Pistorius Attempted To Revive Reeva Steenkamp, Who Was…

South African newspaper Beeld has contacted sources close to the police investigation of Oscar Pistorius's shooting of Reeva Steenkamp and filled in a few details about that morning: First, police believe that Steenkamp was sitting "on the lavatory"—bathroom sink—when Pistorius shot her through the bathroom door, and… » 2/16/13 11:15am 2/16/13 11:15am

NBC Has Only Shown Four Total Hours Of The Paralympics, And The IPC…

It seems quaint now, bitching over NBC's lack of live Olympic broadcasts, when the International Paralympic Committee has its own complaints about the network's coverage: zero live TV, and what little there was shunted to the little-watched NBC Sports Network. And now the IPC president is openly wondering why NBC… » 9/11/12 10:00am 9/11/12 10:00am

Paralympian Dives With Crutch To Make Amazing Table Tennis Shot

England's David Wetherill was born with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, an extremely rare genetic disorder that restricts the growth of his bones. Just 23 years old, he's much shorter than average, lacks a full range of motion in his limbs (he can barely bend his legs, and requires crutches to walk), and suffers… » 9/04/12 9:40am 9/04/12 9:40am

Oscar Pistorius Lost The 200m Final At The Paralympics, And Everyone's…

Here's Oscar Pistorius, who seemed well on his way to an overwhelming victory in the men's 200m at the Paralympics, losing to Brazil's Alan Oliveira. Oliveira finished the race in 21.45 seconds, .07 seconds faster than Pistorius. The video above is worth watching if only for the deafening silence that greets… » 9/03/12 2:45pm 9/03/12 2:45pm

How Paralympians Cheat By Injuring Themselves

The Paralympics are legitimately inspiring—check this promo and you'll be ready to run through a wall—but they are, at the end of the day, athletes. For all the feel-good stories, they're just looking to win. And that means for the Paralympic Games what it's meant for every competition since the dawn of time: cheating. » 8/23/12 10:50am 8/23/12 10:50am

This Incredible Paralympics Commercial Was Shot In One Take With No…

Yes, it's a commercial. Yes, it concerns the Paralympics. Yes, it's from Canada. Let no preconceived notions you might have about any of these areas preclude you from watching and being generally astounded by this one-minute ad featuring short-distance runner Alister McQueen. They've also posted a video showing all… » 5/03/12 9:30pm 5/03/12 9:30pm

What Is Going On With All The Doping In Wheelchair Curling?

Stop reading right now if you'd like to believe that curling, or the Paralympics, or frigging Paralympic Curling is the last bastion of drug-free sports in the world today. Nothing is pure anymore. Jim Armstrong, a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame and skip of Canada's 2010 Paralympic gold medal team, will… » 3/16/12 10:40am 3/16/12 10:40am

Silver Medal Winning Paralympic Cyclist May Compete In Actual Olympics

You may ask: "How's that even possible?" She is no longer paralyzed anymore—that's how! "How's that even possible?" I have no idea. The whole thing sounds pretty crazy to me, but the Dutch cyclist was apparently un-paralyzed after getting into an accident while training for the London 2012 Paralympics. » 12/03/11 3:00pm 12/03/11 3:00pm