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Sweep for Team USA in first-ever Paralympic snowboard cross event 

Snowboarding: Strong, Shea, Gabel sweep men's podium, Purdy takes women's bronze
In the much-anticipated debut of snowboard cross at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, the U.S. men swept the podium, with Evan Strong, Mike Shea and Keith Gabel taking the top three spots, respectively. The triple win marks the first American sweep in a Paralympic Winter Games in 12 years and the first men's medal sweep in U.S. history. Strong's victory also marked the first gold medal for the U.S. at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. On the women's side, American Amy Purdy took bronze behind silver medalist Cecile Hernandez-Cervellon of France and winner Bibian Mentel-Spee of the Netherlands. More 

 

Alpine skiing: Calhoun, Bathum win silver in men's super combined 
In a four-medal day for Team USA's alpine skiers, Mark Bathum and Army veteran Heath Calhoun won silver, while Stephanie Jallen and Danelle Umstead took bronze in the super combined at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. It was the first-ever Paralympic medal for Calhoun, who also competed at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. More

 

 

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Biathlon: Soule shoots clean, finishes fourth in men's 12km 
Team USA closed out biathlon competition at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games today with another strong showing. Andy Soule and Lt. Cmdr. Dan Cnossen recorded 4th and 10th-place finishes in the men's 15km sitting race, respectively. Soule shot a clean 20-for-20 on the range, bringing his Games total to a perfect 50-for-50 across all biathlon competitions. More

 

 

 

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Steve Cash named U.S. flag bearer for Closing Ceremony of 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
The United States Olympic Committee announced today that three-time Paralympian and sled hockey goalie Steve Cash has been selected as the flag bearer for the U.S. Paralympic Team at the Closing Ceremony for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on March 16. Cash was chosen by a vote of fellow Team USA athletes. Cash starred at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, where he did not allow a single goal in five games as Team USA won the gold medal. More

 

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Athlete blog presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance: Rico Roman, sled hockey
My time in the Army was unforgettable and my experiences invaluable. Being in the service taught me the values of hard work, leadership, teamwork and trust. Today, in Sochi, I am representing my country in a different way by competing at the Paralympics as a member of the U.S. sled hockey team. Both in the Army and with Team USA, we are all Americans, no matter what color we are, no matter what language we speak, no matter what our differences are – and that brings me a lot of pride. More 

 

 

 

COMPETITION SCHEDULE - 3/15

Alpine skiing
9:30 a.m. – Men's giant slalom run 1, all classes
1 p.m. – Men's giant slalom run 2, all classes

Cross-country skiing
10 a.m. – 4x2.5km mixed relay
12 p.m. – 4x2.5km open relay

Sled hockey
8 p.m. – Gold medal game, USA v. Russia

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Guide
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NBC and NBCSN will combine to air an unprecedented 52 hours of coverage of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. For the complete broadcast schedule, click here. All events throughout the Games will also be live streamed on TeamUSA.org.