U.S. Olympic Committee http://aspenpublicradio.org en 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