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5 Best Paralympic Events to Watch Again

5 Best Paralympic Events to Watch Again

Now that the Paralympics have gotten the sort of coverage they always deserved, does anybody still doubt whether these events are compelling enough to hold an audience? Not every storyline lived up to its billing, but enough of them did to make for a show that always entertained and frequently achieved high drama. Here are...

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Paralympics Daily: September 3

Paralympics Daily: September 3

All of the results we have to share with you today are spoilers, which as always are stashed at the bottom of the post. Stop reading there if you want to hold the outcomes in suspense until you’re able to watch the replay. Before we get to those, we’d like to take a quick look...

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Paralympics Daily: September 2

Paralympics Daily: September 2

We joined Cosi Belloso on COSI Talks last night for another conversation about the Paralympics (watch it here), and we were lucky to be joined on the show by Paralympic medalist John Register, an above-knee amputee who won silver in the long jump at Sydney in 2000. As per usual, we learned a ton from...

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Paralympics Daily: September 1

Paralympics Daily: September 1

There’s still plenty of buzz about yesterday morning’s dazzling 400m freestyle race between Morgan Stickney and Jessica Long (S8). If you haven’t watched the race yet, you can do so right here. It’s one for the ages. After the race, Stickney said she wasn’t sure where she stood in relation to Long as they entered...

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Paralympics Daily: August 31

Paralympics Daily: August 31

A lot of amputee stars were in action overnight, so the Spoilers section is chock full today. Stop reading when you get to that headline if you’d rather not know results before you watch the events. Before we get to that, here are some outcomes from Monday. MASTERS OF ALL TRADESOksana Masters entered these Paralympics...

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Paralympics Daily: August 30

Paralympics Daily: August 30

While Jessica Long was winning gold in the 200m individual medley (SM8) the other day—her fourth consecutive Paralympic gold in that event over a 14-year period—another pretty big story unfolded under the radar. Eighteen-year-old US swimmer Haven Shepherd finished 5th in that race, the first Paralympic event of her career, and she came within a...

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Paralympics Daily: August 28

Paralympics Daily: August 28

We still don’t have an explanation for why Julia Gaffney was disqualified from her 200m medley the other night. American swimmers Mallory Weggemann and Ahalya Letternberger took gold and silver, respectively, but if Gaffney had matched her time from Heat 1 (about 3:02) in the final, it would easily have gotten her onto the podium....

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Paralympics Daily: August 27

Paralympics Daily: August 27

Spoiler alert: We’re sharing some overnight results for events that might be rebroadcast during the day / evening. Those are parked down at the bottom of the thread; if you want to hold outcomes in suspense, stop reading when you hit the “On the Board” heading. TODAY’S COMPETITION: BIG TRIATHLON RACES, KEY MATCHES IN RUGBY...

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Paralympics Daily: August 26

Paralympics Daily: August 26

We had a rollicking conversation about the Paralympics on COSI Talks last night. If you missed the show, you can watch it here. Here’s what’s happening over in Tokyo today. MARK YOUR CALENDAR: SWIMMINGICYMI, yesterday we teed up 10 don’t-miss Paralympic track and field events so you can mark them down on your calendars. Today...

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Paralympics Daily: August 25

Paralympics Daily: August 25

Team USA’s smartphones were out in force during Tuesday night’s Opening Ceremonies. For a peek at how things looked from the competitors’ point of view, scroll down for a gallery of images and reflections. WE’RE TALKING UP THE PARALYMPICS ON COSITALKSTune in tonight at 8:30 pm Eastern for a special edition of COSI Talks. We’ll...

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Paralympics Daily: August 24

Paralympics Daily: August 24

We’ll start today’s post with a question: how many of the 72 amputee athletes on Team USA are previous Paralympic medal winners? Scroll down for the answer. FLYING THE FLAGThe Opening Ceremonies are underway as we type. Back in May we connected back with one of Team USA’s flag bearers, Melissa Stockwell, who (if you...

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