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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 07, 2014

Four U Of I Paralympians Compete In Sochi

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 3:26)

Travis Dodson and Aaron Pike

The University of Illinois is well known for producing standout athletes from its wheelchair men’s and women’s basketball, and track and field teams.   And for the first time, some of those athletes are competing in the Winter Paralympics.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 06, 2014

Former Olympians Blair, Savoie Weigh In On Sochi Winter Games

by Jeff Bossert and Scott Cameron, with additional reporting from the Associated Press

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Matt Savoie practices at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship Colorado Springs in 2006.

Illinois Public Media spoke with Champaign native and Olympic speed skater Bonnie Blair, who's representing the U.S. in Russia, as well as Peoria native and former figure skater Matt Savoie.


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