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USOC assumes control of Paralympic ski teams

Direction of the Paralympic Alpine and cross country teams has shifted from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to the U.S. Olympic Committee ? a move intended to restore credibility to once-consistent programs that have fallen on hard times in recent years.U.S. Paralympics, a division of the C Full story

Paralympian's recovery: Legs regained, dreams lost

Monique van der Vorst's competitive spirit thrived even after she lost the use of her legs as a teenager. She won two silver medals at the Beijing Paralympics and hoped to win gold in London in 2012. Full story

Organizers: 2010 Games green despite some misses

The organizing committee of the Vancouver Olympics said the 2010 event can still be considered the greenest Games yet, despite having failed to meet some of their environmental targets. Full story

Iraq veteran chases Paralympic gold

   Alpine skier Heath Calhoun, the first wounded Iraq war veteran to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games, will carry the flag for the U.S. at the opening ceremonies. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

Sledge hockey takes center ice

   Paralympian Victor Calise tells TODAY what sledge hockey is all about as the Paralympic Winter Games get under way in Vancouver.

Want to touch gold? Get your glove on

Only with one hand properly sheathed in white cotton are visitors allowed to hold them — gold, silver and bronze Olympic and Paralympic medals at the mint in Vancouver. Full story

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  Curling challenge sweeps Geist off feet

With money and national pride on the line, Msnbc's Willie Geist and 2006 Paralympic gold medalist Chris Daw square off on the ice.

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