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March 21, 2008

Paralympic Perspectives: Ann Cody

Ann Cody has more than 25 years of experience in the Paralympic Movement. She is a Paralympian in wheelchair basketball and athletics. From the local level to the Paralympic Games, Cody has organized sports programs and competitions for athletes with disabilities. Recently, she was a senior advisor to the New York City team bidding to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Currently, Cody serves on the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board. She is also director of
March 20, 2008


Paralympic Perspectives: Karolina Wisniewska

At her first Paralympic Gamesin 1998 in Nagano, Japan, Karolina Wisniewska of Calgary won two silver medals in the women’s alpine events. Four years later at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, she won medals in all four alpine disciplines. She became the first Canadian athlete to win four medals in a single Paralympic Winter Games. She began adaptive alpine skiing at age six, racing against able-bodied skiers. Amazing Experiences by Karolina Wisniewska I grew
March 19, 2008



Paralympic Perspectives: Verena Bentele

Verena Bentele from Tettnang, Germany, is a decorated Paralympic biathlete competing in the visually impaired class. As a 16-year-old, Bentele won her first four medals at the Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano in 1998. Four years later, she won another four gold medals in Salt Lake City 2002, followed by three additional medals in Torino 2006 . Bentele is a gold-medal contender for biathlon in Vancouver 2010. Never Give Up by Verena Bentele For athletes throughout the world, it is the same. We
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