Archive for the ‘Sports/Paralympics’ Category

Canadian para snowboarder Sandrine Hamel fights through altitude sickness, wins Dew Tour bronze

Friday, December 14th, 2018
Sandrine Hamel photo

Canadian para snowboarder Sandrine Hamel scored a bronze medal in the adaptive banked slalom event at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colo., on Thursday.

Canada’s Brian McKeever wins sprint gold at IPC World Cup event

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Canada's Brian McKeever won a gold medal in a five-kilometre cross-country ski race Thursday in Vuokatti, Finland at the first stop in the IPC World Cup circuit.

Canadian Mark Arendz takes home cross-country gold in para nordic World Cup opener

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Pyeongchang Paralympics Biathlon

Mark Arendz and Brian McKeever picked up right where they left off from the 2018 Paralympic Games, skiing to gold and silver, respectively at the IPC Nordic World Cup opener in Finland on Wednesday.

Ethiopia’s top Paralympian now living as refugee in Brazil

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Tamiru Kefeyalew photo

Tamiru Kefeyalew's life changed for the worse when he won Ethiopia's only medal of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. For the last two years he has lived as a refugee in Brazil, first in a camp, then a church, then a shelter for the homeless.

Canadian Paralympic Committee says 2026 Games would have ‘united the nation’

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

The group representing Canada's Paralympic athletes says it is disappointed, but respects the decision by Calgarians to vote against making a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Paralympics demand more accessible hotels, transport for Tokyo 2020

Friday, October 19th, 2018

The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics promise to be the best. They're being promoted just like the Olympics, planning is ahead of recent games in Rio de Janeiro and London, and the athletes village will offer easy access for anyone with disabilities.

Canadian women place 5th at wheelchair basketball worlds

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Canada's women's team finished fifth while the men placed 12th at the wheelchair basketball world championships on Saturday in Hamburg, Germany.

Canadian women eliminated in quarter-finals at wheelchair basketball worlds

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team will not be leaving the world championships with a medal after the team suffered a 63-56 loss to China in the quarter-finals on Thursday in Hamburg, Germany.

Ouellet leads Canadian women to world wheelchair basketball quarter-final vs. China

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

?Canada rode a fourth-quarter charge to a 61-52 victory over winless Brazil on Wednesday to secure a quarter-final berth on the women’s side at the world wheelchair basketball championships in Hamburg, Germany.

Canada’s men out of medal contention, women lose to Dutch in wheelchair basketball

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Canada was eliminated from medal contention in men's competition Tuesday at the 2018 world wheelchair basketball championships, while the women's team dropped a decision to the Netherlands in pool play.