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Don't forget: The Olympics don't end on Feb. 28!

Don't forget: The Olympics don't end on Feb. 28!

I received an e-mail from Otto Bock Healthcare last week that reminded me that the Olympic Winter Games don't end on Feb. 28. The Paralympic Games, also in Vancouver, follow the Olympics March 12-21.

z-snow-dome-picThe reason Otto Bock was e-mailing me: They, along with the International Paralympic Committee, will have a special exhibit at the ski resort Whistler as part of the Paralympic Games. The exhibit, the "Snow Dome," will provide information on the paralympic movement and the Paralympic Games, including stories of athletes and background info on technology.

images-1Visitors to the exhibit will also be able to try "ice sledge hockey" or "sled hockey," a sport that was designed to allow participants who have a physical disability play ice hockey. It's one of the most popular sports at the Paralympic Games. Top contenders: Sweden, where the sport was invented; Norway; Canada; and USA, which didn't have a team until 1990.

Go Team USA!

Liz Beaulieu


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