Skiing; a sport that can leave the most athletic, able-bodied sportsman cold, achy and fed-up. Replace those athletes with amputees, the blind, and even paralysis sufferers and it becomes remarkable that Para-Alpine Skiing is actually a fully-fledged disabled sport. 477 more words
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Published on January 12, 2015
Yarmouth’s Ryan Shay is adding another sport and another experience to his athletic résumé.
The 20-year-old has been named to the roster of Team Nova Scotia’s wheelchair basketball team that will compete at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, British Columbia next month. 562 more words
By Mark Dreyer
It’s a good bet you haven’t heard much about the Paralympic Games in recent days.
At the Olympic Games, viewers delight in the colorful stories of athletes from around the world: the Pakistani skier who practiced on pieces of wood, the African swimmer who grew up hundreds of miles away from water, and the Jamaican bobsled team. 274 more words