Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org en Military Veteran Says Skiing Helped Him "Get His Life Back" http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/military-veteran-says-skiing-helped-him-get-his-life-back <p></p><p>At 52 years old, Chris Devlin-Young is one of the oldest alpine skiers competing in the Paralympics. A military plane crash years ago paralyzed the part-time Aspen resident from the knees down. Now, he competes in monoskiing and has four Paralympic medals to his name. This year, he’s hoping to add to that medal count. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15331 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Military Veteran Says Skiing Helped Him "Get His Life Back" Born Missing a Femur, Athlete Aims to Medal in Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/born-missing-femur-athlete-aims-medal-sochi <p></p><p>Alpine skier <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/SC/Melanie-Schwartz">Melanie Schwartz</a> will race for Team USA at the Paralympics but, she’ll do it on just one leg. The part-time Aspen resident was born without a femur, but started skiing at a young age. This will be her second Paralympics, but her first competing for the United States. In 2010 she raced for Canada. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15280 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Born Missing a Femur, Athlete Aims to Medal in Sochi Eight Athletes Who Train in Aspen Prep for Sochi Paralympics http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/eight-athletes-who-train-aspen-prep-sochi-paralympics <p></p><p>Eight athletes who train in Aspen arrived in Sochi this week for the Paralympics. The Games’ opening ceremony kicks off Friday in Sochi and will be <a href="http://www.nbcolympics.com/content/sochi-2014-paralympics-telecast-schedule">broadcast in Colorado</a> on NBC Saturday morning. Carbondale resident Kevin Jardine&nbsp;coaches the Aspen athletes and works for the U.S. Olympic Committee. He told Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen being in Sochi is exciting.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15128 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Eight Athletes Who Train in Aspen Prep for Sochi Paralympics After Sochi, Skier's Racing Season Isn't Over http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/after-sochi-skiers-racing-season-isnt-over <p></p><p>Even though the Olympics are over Aspen cross country skier Simi Hamilton is preparing for his next race. The U.S. Ski Team has about three more weeks of competitions. Many of them are World Cup races. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen caught up with Hamilton in Finland, where he was taking a break from training.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hamilton's one of four athletes from Aspen who competed in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The 26 year old is planning to compete in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.</span></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:01:33 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14797 at http://aspenpublicradio.org After Sochi, Skier's Racing Season Isn't Over Heading Home from Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/heading-home-sochi <p>So we hopped the train to explore Khosta, a small town between Sochi and Adler. &nbsp;Piece of cake way to travel, and it was almost empty. &nbsp;We got there about dusk and watched as it got dark over the Black Sea. &nbsp;Then we found this great little shack called the Beerline where&nbsp;they serve homemade brews and horrible looking dried fish, which only one of us was brave enough to try.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:19:54 +0000 Bart Garton 14762 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Heading Home from Sochi