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                                On stage from left, first lady Jill Biden, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff stand for the national anthem during an event honoring members of Team USA.
Biden says Olympians brought a bit of unity to weary nation

President Joe Biden today hailed Team USA for bringing a bit of unity to a pandemic weary nation as he hosted a White House celebration with about 600 athletes from this year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing and the coronavirus-delayed Summer Games held in 2021 in Tokyo. Read more

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                                Japan’s Shingo Kunieda and partner Takashi Sanada lost in the bronze-medal match in men’s wheelchair tennis doubles at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Friday.
Disabled Japanese are often invisible. Will Paralympics bring lasting light?

Before ushering in the Paralympic Games, Tokyo undertook a wave of projects to make itself more accessible to people with disabilities. Nearly all train stations now have elevators, and some have safety barriers along platform edges to protect the visually impaired. About 3,200 newly built hotel rooms are wheelchair accessible, as are stalls in many public bathrooms. Read more

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                                The United States’ Lisa Czechowski, left, blocks the ball in front of her teammate Asya Miller, right, during a women’s preliminary round goalball match against Sweden at the 2012 Paralympics in London.
American goalball teammates set Paralympic record for longevity

Asya Miller and Lisa Czechowski can’t quite remember when they met, probably because it happened half a lifetime ago. In separate interviews this summer, one guessed that they met at a regional track and field meet. The other thought it happened at a goalball tournament. Read more


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