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Thu March 6, 2014

Eight Athletes Who Train in Aspen Prep for Sochi Paralympics

Eight athletes who train with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club's adaptive program will compete at the Sochi Paralympics. The Games get underway on Friday.
Credit Erik Leirfallom/U.S. Ski Team

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 broadcast in Colorado on NBC Saturday morning. Carbondale resident Kevin Jardine 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.

Jardine coaches several adaptive athletes who train with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club. The Paralympic Games start Friday and wrap up on March 16th. Click here for a television schedule.