U.S. Paralympics and Paralyzed Veterans of America Partner to Create Handcycling Program for Injured Military

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A grant from the U.S. Paralympic Military Program, a program of U.S. Paralympics’ designed to assist in the rehabilitation process for injured service men and women, will help support the partnership at the four locations as well as provide equipment and coaching and training support. U.S. Paralympics and the PVA will collaborate with local, community-based organizations and medical facilities in …

USOC Names Craig Griffin Associate Director of Paralympic Cycling High Performance

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In this role, Griffin will direct the training and competition preparation of the U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team, a group that won fourteen medals at the recently completed 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing under his leadership as head coach. Paralympic cycling includes road and track disciplines for athletes with physical and visual disabilities riding standard bicycles, tandem bicycles, racing tricycles, …

Debut 2008 Paralympic Games Highlights Show

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“NBC and GE’s broadcast of the 2008 Paralympics provides all Americans an opportunity to be introduced to some outstanding performances and amazing role models that represented the U.S. at the 2008 Games,” said Charlie Huebner, Chief of Paralympics, U.S. Olympic Committee. “The fact that NBC and GE are airing this show on network television also speaks to the growing importance …

Jeff Skiba Makes History in Paralympic High Jump

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“The seven foot barrier is one of those magical markers like the four-minute mile that represents a very select ‘club’ of incredible athletes,” said Troy Engle, Associate Director and Head Coach, Paralympic Track and Field. ach department phone “The fact that Jeff has joined that elite group, as a Paralympian, I can only describe as Beamon-esque – it is a …

Jeff Underwood as Chef de Mission for 2008 Paralympic Games

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“Jeff Underwood is an outstanding representative of the Paralympic Movement and our nation as Chef de Mission for the 2008 Paralympic Games,” said Charlie Huebner, USOC Chief of Paralympics. “His continued leadership has impacted the lives of thousand of persons with physical disabilities in the United States and around the world.” Underwood has served as president of Lakeshore Foundation since …

Arizona or Bust! 2008 U.S. Paralympic Trials

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The track at Arizona State University should prove to be great training ground for athletes, as it was recently resurfaced with the exact materials used to build the track that athletes will be racing on in Beijing. It is the only track in the U.S. with the same surface. “We’re excited about going to the greater Mesa/Tempe area for a …

UNH Hosts Paralympic Academy For Youth with Physical Disabilities

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DURHAM, N.H. – Youth with physical disabilities can sample cross country skiing, alpine skiing, sled hockey and quad rugby at New England’s first Paralympic Academy, hosted by Northeast Passage at the University of New Hampshire on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007. This exploratory, day-long event is an introduction to winter Paralympic sports for youth (ages 8 – 21) with physical disabilities …

Webcast of the 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships

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ASSEN, The Netherlands – Paralympic track & field fans around the world will be able to watch, for the first time ever, footage from the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athletics World Championships via the IPC’s Internet television channel: www.paralympicsport.tv. Paralympicsport.tv will broadcast six four-hour highlight programs with English commentary from September 5-12. The U.S. Team consists of 34 athletes, 21 …

U.S. Athletes Gear Up for 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships

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Athletes to Watch on Sunday In the ambulatory division, Paralympian April Holmes (Chula Vista, Calif./Somerdale, N.J./women’s T44), will be running the women’s 400m, a race in which she currently owns the world record with a time of 1:03.85. A first-timer to World Championships, Donald Kosakowski ( Oxford , Ct. /T46) is expected to have a strong showing in the 200m …