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Disabled Russians Face Major Access Barriers

Disabled Russians Face Major Access Barriers

“There are no invalids in the USSR.” This was the laughable, official statement from the Russian government when asked if they were planning to send any disabled athletes to the first Paralympic games back in 1980. A cheeky response; just what you’d expect from a Communist government obsessed with molding the perfect society. And sadly,  […]

Tammy Duckworth to Lead Paralympics Delegation

Tammy Duckworth to Lead Paralympics Delegation

President Obama has tapped U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth to lead the U.S. delegation to the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The games are scheduled to run from March 7th to March 16th. “It is a tremendous honor to be part of the Paralympic games with such heroic athletes,” said Duckworth, a combat veteran who […]

Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey to Air on PBS

Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey to Air on PBS

The excitement of the Paralympics is rarely seen on American television but in February, PBS will show Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey, a behind-the-scenes documentary on the U.S. Sled Hockey team as they prepare to defend their gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in March. Sled Hockey,is a fast-paced brand of ice hockey […]