RIO DE JANEIRO - After 1,192 days, Brazil's run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) at the Paralympic Games.It began with football's Confederations Cup in 2013, extended to the 2014 ...
Sep 19, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Born with glaucoma, Jeferson da Conceição Gonçalves, known as "Jefinho," was completely blind by age 7, three years before he learned to play soccer. He had seen images of Pelé but never watched videos of the legendary ...
Sep 16, 2016
JOSEPHINE Medina of the Philippines made short work of Germany's Juliane Wolfe, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) to claim the bronze medal in table tennis women's singles Class 8 at the Rio Paralympics.Medina ...
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Sep 13, 2016
A DAY away from competing in the Rio Paralympics, Pinoy parathlete Ernie Gawilan took time out from practice to express his support for President Rodrigo Duterte.The Dabawenyo paralympic swimmer recalled their memorable meeting last December when then Davao City Mayor Duterte ...
Sep 7, 2016
BONN, Germany - A German court has rejected a bid from 10 Russian athletes for an injunction allowing them to compete at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.The entire Russian Paralympic team has been barred from the games as punishment for a ...
Sep 6, 2016
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Switzerland's supreme court says it has dismissed Russia's appeal to compete at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.The Swiss Federal Tribunal says its judge dismissed the Russian Paralympic Committee's request for an interim ...
Sep 1, 2016
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked the ban on his country from the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics as immoral and inhumane on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), while six Russian athletes launched a bid to compete at next month's games as ...
Aug 26, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Nearly 80 percent of the tickets for next month's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro remain unsold, but sales have increased sharply since the end of the Olympics, organizers said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time.On Tuesday, ...
Aug 26, 2016
GENEVA - Two days after Russia finished fourth in the Olympic medal table, its Paralympic team was barred from the next big games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for a state-backed doping program.Sport's highest court on Tuesday upheld ...
Aug 24, 2016
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