October 01, 2012
I want my country to be able to say, "How silly to go to war for uninhabited islands." Our neighbor countries' disrespect for the law appalls me. I am deeply grateful to...
September 12, 2012
As the world’s No. 1 supplier of prosthetic limbs used in sports, Icelandic medical equipment manufacturer Össur not only supported athletes at the just-completed London...
September 06, 2012
As he led Team Japan into London's Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games, flag-bearer Keiichi Kimura was positively beaming.
September 05, 2012
Tomotaro Nakamura was born without arms. When he was just 5 years old, his parents enrolled him in swimming classes to make sure he wouldn't drown if he fell into a body of...
September 04, 2012
A Japanese paraplegic athlete with a host of wheelchair marathon victories to her name hopes for another on Sept. 9 at the London Paralympic Games, four years after an injury...
September 03, 2012
LONDON--Oscar Pistorius apologized on Sept. 3 for the timing of his complaints about a rival's blades following his defeat in the Paralympic 200-meter final, but insisted that...
September 01, 2012
While watching the parade for Japan's London Olympic medalists in Tokyo’s Ginza district on Aug. 20, I remembered the numerous volunteers who supported the athletes behind...
August 31, 2012
Despite doctor's orders, wheelchair racer Tomoya Ito will be competing in the 2012 London Paralympics, where he will be defending the 400-meter and 800-meter gold medals he won ...
August 28, 2012
PYONGYANG--North Korea, long accused of shunting its disabled residents off to isolated detention camps, will take part for the first time this year in the Paralympics, which...
August 28, 2012
After winning a gold medal in men's singles at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Shingo Kunieda hit the big time in spring 2009, when he became Japan's first professional...
August 27, 2012
LONDON--The Olympic rings have disappeared across London, and the Paralympic symbols hoisted in their place. Let the games begin -- again.
August 25, 2012
As a young adult, Fumio Usui wandered from odd job to odd job without realizing a solid career path.
August 25, 2012
LONDON -- This year's Paralympics are expected to draw their largest ever live television audience -- except in the United States, where events will receive only minimal...
August 23, 2012
At the 2011 International Paralympic Committee world championships, runner Shinya Wada cruised in the 10,000-meter race to finish with an Asian record.
August 22, 2012
The day of the Great East Japan Earthquake is one judoka Shizuka Hangai won't soon forget.
August 18, 2012
Sports junkies who didn't get enough of the London Olympics can continue to get their fix later this month when the 2012 Summer Paralympics get under way in the British capital.
July 20, 2012
Masayuki Higuchi did not have high expectations of the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon last October, but found he was the only Japanese athlete able to live with the...
June 25, 2012
Professional wheelchair racer Tomoya Ito said he will call it quits after this summer's London Paralympics--but he wants to make history first.
June 23, 2012
A visually impaired judoka whose home was damaged in the Great East Japan Earthquake has been selected to represent Japan at the London Paralympics, thanks to help from a...
February 15, 2012
Rina Akiyama says she will not be satisfied with another silver medal at her third Paralympic Games in London this summer.
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