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Juneau's Joe Tompkins heads to US Paralympics qualifying races

Juneau mono-skier Joe Tompkins left for the hills and slopes of Aspen, Colo., on Tuesday to concentrate on a possible U.S. Paralympics National team slot at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.
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"It's not exactly a glamour sport," Kemppel said. "We come across the finish line with stuff all over our faces. We all look like we're going to die. But if you ask anybody out here, people really do truly love the sport."
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On Sunday, the IOC identified George Mukora as one of nine IOC members implicated in Salt Lake City's successful bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The IOC said Mukora received $34,650 ``for his personal benefit.'' ``I was an innocent victim of circumstances.
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"There's no danger. There's no violence," he said. "In the U.S., if there are guns, there's got to be violence involved. It kind of makes people interested. This is safe, really too safe for them."
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Tompkins is trying to qualify for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and said his finishes in Mt. Snow - the last races of the season for him - should help him progress toward that goal. ``For any of the races I've done in the U.S., this is the best I've done,'' Tompkins said.


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