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Paralympic curtain call

The United States finished just shy of the century mark. The USA finished with 99 total medals at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. It’s been our privilege to provide you with information during the Olympic and Paralympic Games from Beijing. We close out with comments from

Good-bye Beijing

The closing ceremony for the thirteenth Paralympic Games was everything you would expect. There was also an Iraqi war veteran carrying the flag of the United States. Swimmer Melissa Stockwell was given that honor. The Minneapolis native lost her left leg to a road side bomb. Stockwell competed in three events for Team USA at the Water Cube; the 100…

A record setting Paralympics

The 13th Paralympic games saw 279 world records broken and 339 Paralympic records go down. In addition, 79 countries and regions won medals in Beijing during the Paralympic games, also a record. Be sure and listen to some of the Paralympic athletes.

The Paralympics come to a close

Beijing says so long to the Paralympic games. Get the results from the last day of competition and more final stats from the 2008 Paralympic games.

Paralympic golden moments

The United States Wheelchair Rugby team has won Paralympic Gold in Beijing. On the final day of swimming, Kelly Becherer won a gold medal in the 50 meter freestyle. These Paralympic stories and other highlights from Beijing.

The 2008 Paralympics Closing Ceremony

The 2008 Beijing Paralympics closing ceremony will be held September 17, 2008 at 8:00 PM (Beijing Time). The directors of closing ceremony pledge the performances will be spectacular.

Competition events for September 17

September 17—Thus far Team USA has won a total of 98 medals. This is the eleventh and final day of the 2008 Paralympics. Besides the closing ceremonies, competition events being held include:

Highlights from day ten

The USA Wheelchair Rugby team won a gold medal today. At the Bird's Nest, the United States won Paralympic gold today in the men’s and women's 4-by-100 meter relay. These sports stories and other highlights from 2008 Paralympics.

A Paralympic update

The USA Women's Wheelchair Basketball team has won Paralympic gold in Beijing defending their championship run of four years ago in Athens. On the final day of swimming at the Water Cube, Team USA added to their total by capturing four medals. These stories and more from Beijing.

Competition events for September 16

September 16—More medals for the United States at the 2008 Summer Paralympics. Team USA has won a total of 92 Paralympic medals. Events being held on tenth day of competition include: