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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...
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Putin thanks Paralympics for eschewing political divide 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...
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Tompkins disqualified, Paralympic team announced

...Next week, Tompkins will head to Vancouver for the Paralympic Games, where he will ski the downhill for the is doing the final preparation leading up to the Paralympic Games. With fourth overall in both cross country and...
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...
Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

...never, never imagined that I would get through to the Paralympic Games, having suffered multiple injuries, losing, and I made up my mind to make it into the Paralympic Games 2012. So I made it."As did Nick Beighton, who...
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...
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...
Tompkins crashes in men's downhill

...go into sledge hockey," Tompkins said. He said sledge hockey is currently one of the most popular sports at the Paralympic Games. It is a game designed to allow participants who have a physical disability to play hockey. But Tompkins said...
Juneau's Seth McBride set to join Paralympic team in China

...patriotic duty. McBride will join the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Team as they take on the world at the Paralympic Games in Beijing on September 6-17. This summer will be his first as a Paralympic competitor, though McBride already...
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...


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