paralympics http://nwpr.org en Legally Blind Shoot Targets In Paralympic Biathlon http://nwpr.org/post/legally-blind-shoot-targets-paralympic-biathlon <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A legally blind skier from Sun Valley, Idaho finished in </span>14th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> place in the opening biathlon competition at the </span>Paralympic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Winter Games this weekend. Rookie </span>Paralympian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jake </span>Adicoff<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> missed multiple rifle targets to take himself out of contention in the 7.5 kilometer event held in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Russia. This combination of cross country skiing and marksmanship unfolded on the same course used for the Winter Olympics last month.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:01:41 +0000 Tom Banse 42536 at http://nwpr.org Legally Blind Shoot Targets In Paralympic Biathlon Five Athletes With Northwest Ties In Sochi For Paralympic Winter Games http://nwpr.org/post/five-athletes-northwest-ties-sochi-paralympic-winter-games <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/030714TB_Paralympic_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>American and European politicians are boycotting the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi to protest Russian moves in Ukraine. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:58:31 +0000 Tom Banse 42461 at http://nwpr.org Five Athletes With Northwest Ties In Sochi For Paralympic Winter Games Sun Valley Becomes Hub For Healing Vets Through Sports http://nwpr.org/post/sun-valley-becomes-hub-healing-vets-through-sports <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/021313TB_SunValley_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>KETCHUM, Idaho - A ceremony in Sochi, Russia a few days ago started the one year countdown to the 2014 Winter Games. Here in the Northwest, the Sun Valley, Idaho ski team has set a goal to get at least six of its skiers or snowboarders on Team USA in Sochi.<p>The Paralympic Games for physically disabled athletes follow right after the Olympics. That U.S. team will also likely have lots of Northwest ties. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:53:15 +0000 Tom Banse 22802 at http://nwpr.org Sun Valley Becomes Hub For Healing Vets Through Sports From Soldier To Double-Amputee To Pro Athlete http://nwpr.org/post/soldier-double-amputee-pro-athlete <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/021313TB_Amputee_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>KETCHUM, Idaho - A winter's worth of racing and training for the best disabled skiers and shooters culminates later this month at the Paralympic Nordic World Championships in Sweden. For the first time, the U.S. team headed to the competition is made up entirely of disabled veterans. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:56:16 +0000 Tom Banse 22729 at http://nwpr.org From Soldier To Double-Amputee To Pro Athlete