The Fascinating, Complex World Of Paralympic Biathlon and Nordic Skiing

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The Olympics are done for the year, but Paralympians from all over the world took to the courses in Sochi this week to compete. I talked to John Farra, High Performance director for Paralympic Nordic skiing about the challenges of skiing with a spinal injury, shooting with no sight, and why veterans excel at biathlon. … » 3/11/14 9:40am 3/11/14 9:40am

ESA Space Tech Catapults Olympian to New World Record

The 2008 Paralympics wrapped up over the summer, but we're only just today learning about some of the awesome stories to come out of this amazing tech-assisted sporting event. We've covered these bionic athletes before » 10/05/08 5:00pm 10/05/08 5:00pm, with some help from the , but today's story out of Germany shows just how much goes into helping…

Paralympics: The Games Where Bionic Athletes Reign

Tech and the Olympics are a recipe for controversy. Before double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius (right) was finally approved to compete in the Olympics » 9/12/08 6:00pm 9/12/08 6:00pm (he , barely), naysayers claimed his carbon-fiber Cheetah blade prostheses gave him an advantage over non-cyborg competitors. And Speedo's for rendering…