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Curtain falls on breakthrough Games

Whistler (AFP) - The night sky above this mountain village lit up Sunday night in a glowing fireworks finale of a winter games organizers say boosted the Paralympics to a new level worldwide. Sir Philip Craven, President of the International... >>>

Cross-country skiing: Japan's Nitta claims second gold

Vancouver (AFP) - Japanese cross country skier Yoshihiro Nitta won his second gold of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games on Sunday when he claimed victory in the 1km sprint (standing) event. >>>

Wheelchair curling: Canada edges Korea for curling gold

Vancouver (AFP) - Canadian wheelchair curling skip Jim Armstrong led his team to a gold medal win Saturday in the final match of the Paralympic Winter Games, narrowly beating Korea 8-7. >>>

Alpine skiing: Woolstencroft adds more gold to treasure chest

Whistler (AFP) - Alpine ski racer Lauren Woolstencroft once explained her downhill ski racing philosophy as, "If you can hear the crowd then you're going way too slow." >>>

Alpine skiing: Schonfelder wins fourth gold

WHISTLER (AFP) - Germany's Gerd Schonfelder captured his fourth Paralympics gold medal on Saturday when he claimed victory in the super combined (standing) ski event. The 39-year-old was second fastest in the morning super-G section (1min 21.59sec)... >>>

Ice sledge hockey: Americans blank Japan to take sledge hockey gold

Vancouver (AFP) - The US men's sledge hockey team captured the gold medal at the Vancouver Paralympics on Saturday, beating Japan 2-0 to go through the tournament without surrendering a goal. >>>

Cross-country skiing: Russia retain cross country relay title

Whistler (AFP) - Russia retained its women's 3x2.5km cross country relay title at the Paralympics on Saturday. Maria Iovleva, Mikhalina Lysova and Liubov Vasilyeva finished in a time of 20min 23.2sec. Ukraine claimed silver in 20min 42.7sec with... >>>

Ice sledge hockey: Norway take sledge hockey bronze

Vancouver (AFP) - Norway clinched the men’s sledge hockey bronze at the Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games when the tournament’s number two seed beat Canada 2-1 to leave the hosts out of the medals. >>>

Alpine skiing: Skiing Umsteads make Paralympic Games a family affair

Whistler (AFP) - Every time American ski racer Danelle Umstead charges down Whistler Mountain at the Paralympic Games, her husband's voice directs her every move down the treacherous course. >>>

Alpine skiing: Paralympic skier puts Harvard on hold to compete

Whistler (AFP) - If not for the terror attacks of 9/11, it's unlikely that Caitlin Sarubbi would be either a Paralympic-level ski racer, or a Harvard University student aiming at becoming a sports physician. >>>

Ice sledge hockey: Underdog Japan hoping to suprise US in hockey final

Vancouver (AFP) - After knocking off hosts Canada in their men's sledge hockey semi-final, minnows Japan are looking for bigger fish to fry in their clash against the top-rated USA when the two teams play for the Paralympic gold Saturday. >>>

With Glowing Hearts: Paralympic Closing Ceremony a community celebration paying tribute to sport, perseverance and triumph

Whistler, B.C. – As the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games come to a close, marking the end of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the host mountain community of Whistler – and Canadians in homes from coast to coast – will gather for a warm and heartfelt celebration to bid farewell to the world’s best Paralympians and a Games to be remembered as a most remarkable chapter in the country's history. >>>

Ice sledge hockey: USA - Japan to clash for hockey gold

Vancouver (AFP) - Top-seeded America will tackle shock finalists Japan for the men's sledge hockey gold medal at the Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games on Saturday after hosts Canada failed to make the title match. >>>

Free admission to Paralympic wheelchair curling tie-breaker match between Italy and Sweden on Friday, March 19

Vancouver, BC ― Fans are invited to attend tomorrow’s 2:30 pm PT wheelchair curling tie breaker match between Italy and Sweden at no charge. The make-or-break game on Friday became necessary after the two teams finished the round robin portion of the tournament tonight with identical 5-4 records. >>>

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