Archive for the ‘Sports/Paralympics/Paralympics News’ Category

Brian McKeever falls, gets up, wins Paralympic gold

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Brian McKeever wins 1K sprint at Sochi Paralympics

Canadian cross-country legend Brian McKeever skied one of the great races in Paralympic history on Wednesday, overcoming an early fall to win gold in the men’s visually impaired 1 km race in Sochi.

Kimberly Joines’s slalom silver medal in question

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Kimberly Joines's silver medal in the women's sitting slalom at the Sochi Paralympics is now in question. Whether she keeps it or drops to bronze will depend on the appeal of a disqualified German skier.

Field of Play: Awakening to the truth of the Paralympics

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Josh Dueck on the edge in men's downhill

Paralympians competing at the Winter Games in Sochi are athletes first and foremost, writes the CBC's Scott Russell, giving it everything they've got when they step into the field of play.

Canada beats Czech Republic in sledge hockey thriller

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Canada's Brad Bowden controls the puck

Team Canada beat the Czech Republic 1-0 Tuesday in the last game of the preliminary round of the sledge hockey tournament at the Sochi Paralympics, leaving it undefeated heading into the playoffs.

Canada’s wheelchair curlers down China after slow start

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The Canadian wheelchair curling team rallied from a 4-0 deficit against China on Tuesday to remain tied for first place with Russia in the round-robin standings at the Sochi Paralympics.

Canada wins 3rd straight wheelchair curling gold

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Canada wins gold in wheelchair curling at Paralympics

Canada's wheelchair curling team defeated arch-rival Russia 8-3 on Saturday to win its third straight Paralympic gold medal.

Mark Arendz wins biathlon bronze at Paralympics

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Mark Arendz in the 12.5K biathlon

Canada’s Mark Arendz won his second medal of the Paralympics on Tuesday, taking bronze in the men’s standing 12.5 km biathlon in Sochi.

Brian McKeever wins cross-country Paralympic gold

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Brian McKeever won Canada’s first gold medal of the 2014 Paralympics, taking the title in the men’s 20 km visually impaired cross-country race on Monday.

Canada suffers 1st defeat in wheelchair curling

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Canada suffered its first loss in wheelchair curling at the Paralympics, falling to Norway 8-6 in extra ends on Monday to drop to 4-1 in the round-robin portion.

Canada remains undefeated in sledge hockey

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

After a scoreless first period, Canada's sledge hockey team turned it on against Norway, scoring four unanswered goals in a 4-0 preliminary round win that puts them at the top of Group A