2020 Tokyo Paralympics Stuns Audience at Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony

2020 Tokyo Paralympics Stuns Audience at Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony

From technology to culture, all was on display as Tokyo 2020 dazzled

The Rio Paralympics 2016 has officially begun

The Rio Paralympics 2016 has officially begun

As millions gather for the opening ceremony, 4000 of the world’s bravest athletes are ready to overcome astronomical difficulties and compete in the world’s brightest stage.

Rio opens Games for ‘superhumans’

Rio opens Games for ‘superhumans’

Rio de Janeiro opened the Paralympic Games with samba, parading wheelchairs, giant balloons — and loud booing of Brazil’s president — at a sold-out Maracana stadium. The extraordinary sight of US Paralympian Aaron Wheelz jumping in his wheelchair from a 55 feet (17 meters) ramp got the crowd on its feet. Then the joyous rhythms...

Despite crises, para-athletes ready to rock Rio

Despite crises, para-athletes ready to rock Rio

The 2016 Paralympics begin on Wednesday with Rio’s Maracana stadium again the iconic setting for the opening ceremony of a Games staged against a backdrop of austerity and doping. Less than three weeks after the flame was doused on South America’s first Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro welcomes 4,300 Paralympians seeking their own slice of...

Sprinting faster than ever with high-tech athletic clothes

Sprinting faster than ever with high-tech athletic clothes

In 2012, Nike was inspired by a golf ball to create a more efficient suit – TurboSpeed – to be used in athletics.