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Rio Paralympics end with music – and relief

Sep 19, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The famous Maracana football stadium was packed with the Paralympians themselves seated across the field as proceedings kicked off with fireworks

Athletes celebrate during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 18, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP

Rio Paralympics stages final show in shadow of tragedy

Sep 18, 2016 - 7:08 PM

At the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro s Maracana football stadium Brazilian officials ware officially to hand over to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

LAST DAY. The Rio Paralympics comes to a close. Seen in the photo is Michelle Stilwell of Canada celebrating after winning the 100M T52 wheelchair race. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

Rio Paralympics: 5 highlights to remember

Sep 18, 2016 - 2:27 PM

From victories to controversy here are highlights of the first Games ever held in South America

Marlou Van Rhijn (NED) celebrates victory in the Women's 100m category - T44 - at Engenhao Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 17, 2016. TASSO MARCELO/AFP

Gameplan: Filipino athletes battle their hearts out at Rio Paralympics

Sep 14, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The Philippine Paralympic team shares what motivates them as they face rigorous training and physical challenges

Paralympian Josephine Medina to get P1M under new law

Sep 14, 2016 - 12:38 PM

This is truly one of the noblest intentions of the law – to include our winning athletes with disabilities in the grant of cash awards from the government says Senator Sonny Angara author of the new athletes incentives law

PARALYMPIC MEDALIST. Josephine Medina clinches the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Photo from ITTF.com

Paralympics: Reprimand for new protest by Ethiopian runner

Sep 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The International Paralympic Committee sternly rebukes Tamiru Demisse 22 for making a political statement at the Games

PROTEST. Ethiopia's Tamiru Demisse (C) reacts after the final of men's 1500 m (T13) of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 11, 2016. YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP

On horseback, disabled Paralympians find 'freedom'

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Riders talked about two distinct realities: one is being on the ground trapped in a crippled body The other is being in the saddle gifted with all the strength of a large beautiful animal

FREEDOM. The UK's Anne Dunham gestures to the audience after competing in the dressage team test (grade 1a) during the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Rio de Janeiro on September 12, 2016. YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP

PH Paralympian bags table tennis bronze, ends 16-year medal drought

Sep 13, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Josephine Medina defeats Germany s Juliane Wolf for the Philippines first Paralympic medal since 2000

PARALYMPIC MEDALIST. Josephine Medina clinches the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Photo from ITTF.com

Just keep swimming

Aug 30, 2014 - 8:00 AM

At 5 Sun Hongsheng lost his arms Today he is one of China s prized swimmers and will represent China in the 2016 Paralympic Games