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Putin thanks Paralympics for eschewing political divide

...to the "problematic issues" taking place against the backdrop of the games."I would like to thank you for the Paralympic Games staying out of politics and the complicated circumstances, which you all know about very well, had no impact...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-03-14/putin-thanks-paralympics-eschewing-po
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Tompkins ready to race amid Russian political tensions

...Associated Press release, the White House has decided not to send the United States presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi. Britain has also decided not to send ministers to the games, which start Friday. The release stated...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-03/tompkins-ready-race-amid-russian-politi
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Team USA's Seth McBride shares Paralympic moments

...movement roughly 60 years ago and the entire country has rode the recently finished 2012 Olympic Games on into the Paralympic Games with undying support."Even if they are screaming for the other team it is electrifying to wheel out here...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-09-07/team-usas-seth-mcbride-shares-paralymp
Sports
Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

...never, never imagined that I would get through to the Paralympic Games, having suffered multiple injuries, losing both...hospital, and I made up my mind to make it into the Paralympic Games 2012. So I made it."As did Nick Beighton, who...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-09-06/paralympics-inspiration-war-wounded-at
Sports
Tompkins lives his dream

...comfortable. Like his teammates, Tompkins had the support of his town and family in achieving his dreams. At the Paralympic Games, Tompkins' fan club includes five brothers and sisters from Juneau, his mom, an aunt and uncle from Canada...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031002/spo_tompkins.shtml
Sports
Tompkins gets gold - again

...Friday's Super Combined races. The World Cup Finals are Tompkins' last tune-ups before he's off to Vancouver for the Paralympic Games, his third time making the U.S. team, which begin March 12. "As I was coming down I was thinking it was...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030310/spo_570179837.shtml
Sports
Tompkins disqualified, Paralympic team announced

Juneau monoskier Joe Tompkins was disqualified in the Super Combined race at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals on Thursday in Apen, Colo.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030510/spo_571149023.shtml
Sports
Tompkins crashes in men's downhill

The 2010 Paralympic games in Vancouver did not turn out the way Juneau's Joe Tompkins had intended.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032110/spo_593517084.shtml
Sports
Tompkins heads for Paralympic Games

...Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in Aspen, Colo., and is en route to Vancouver to compete in the downhill event at the Paralympic Games for Team USA. Tompkins, 41, was disqualified in Thursday's Super Combined after missing the last gate after...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030710/spo_571819207.shtml
Sports
Photo: Golden opportunity

...S. Wheelchair Rugby Team makes a big hit and takes control of the ball Friday in a game against China during the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Team USA beat China 65-30 in the first game. It went on to win all five games, clinching the gold...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091708/loc_333380483.shtml

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