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(NAPSI)—For the fifth consecutive year, warrior-athletes from across the country compete in Paralympic-style competitions—demonstrating their resilience, camaraderie and courage.
Hidden rocks can spell disaster for even the most skilled snowboarder. For University of Arizona alumna Alana Nichols, an icon of courage and excellence in Paralympic sports, that disaster came not just once, but twice.
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Three times in its long history, the 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has broken the auction record for a single stamp. Now, it's poised to become the world's most valuable stamp again.
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I heard an interesting question posed on the radio last week. The DJ asked, “Would you rather live an even-keeled life in which you were perfectly content 100% of the time, or more of a roller coaster life in which you experienced both euphoric highs and heartbreaking lows.” I didn’t call in with an answer of my own, but I’m pretty sure I know which end of the spectrum I’m on.
The Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge has shaken up the summers in Tucson for three years, with 2013 mixing up to be more flavorful than ever at the La Encantada courtyards at Skyline and Campbell Ave.
The University of Arizona's Olympic silver medalist high jumper Brigetta Barrett has been named the Pac-12 Conference Woman of the Year for the 2012-13 academic year, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has announced.
The students in Niki Tilicki’s fourth-grade class at Wilson K-8 School had the opportunity to talk to and hear from Paralympic Athlete Chad Cohn.
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The Tucson Padres are welcoming two local Olympians from the recently concluded Summer Olympics in London to throw out ceremonial first pitches before Thursday’s game against Colorado Springs. Women’s swimmer Alyssa Anderson and Men’s swimmer Clark Burckle are both former University of Arizona swimmers who competed for the United States teams last month.
As the XXX Olympiad came to a close Sunday night, we all had the same thought, why are the next Olympics so far away? Every four years the world comes together and gets excited for what? Is it the patriotism and pride that comes along with it? Is it the sports themselves? Or is it something else?
In the wake of the 2012 London Olympics, we've all realized how terribly out of shape we are. Paired with the prospect of returning to school in the coming weeks,
The 2012 London Olympics are underway and in top shape. Starting with the chaotic opening ceremony to Michael Phelps’ record-breaking 22nd medal, the 30th Olympic games have excited from day one.
As the 2012 Summer Olympic Games get underway, once again athletes from the University of Arizona will be there en force.
While some other high school students spent an entire Saturday preparing for their prom, Maggie McCord and Sara Borendame were preparing for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team time trials.
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Follow that! Even before Beijing passed the Olympic baton to London on Sunday, British officials were gearing up to face a formidable challenge in matching the 2008 Games. The Chinese have raised the Olympic bar and some 2012 Games organizers are already trying to manage expectations.
To what goal should a young maven of the softball diamond aspire?