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Full U.S. Paralympic athlete roster

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The U.S. is sending 80 athletes to the Sochi Paralympics, which begin with the Opening Ceremony on Friday.

The team is billed as the largest of any nation in Sochi, with 58 men and 22 women, and up from 50 athletes in 2010.

Here’s the full U.S. roster looking to improve upon a fifth-place finish in the total medal table at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics, where it won 13 medals:

Alpine Skiing
Lindsay Ball
Diane Barras
Stephanie Jallen
Allison Jones — seven-time Paralympian (four Winter, three Summer), seven-time medalist across Alpine skiing, cycling
Staci Mannella
Alana Nichols — five-time Paralympic medalist across Alpine skiing, wheelchair basketball
Melanie Schwartz
Kim Seevers
Laurie Stephens — four-time Paralympic medalist
Danelle Umstead — two-time 2010 Paralympic medalist
Stephani Victor — five-time Paralympic medalist
Jasmin Bambur
Mark Bathum — 2010 Paralympic silver medalist
Heath Calhoun
Tyler Carter
Chris Devlin-Young — four-time Paralympic medalist
Ralph Green
Gerald Hayden
Joel Hunt
Ian Jansing
Andrew Kurka
Stephen Lawler
Jon Lujan
Scott Meyer
Patrick Parnell
Jamie Stanton
Joe Tompkins
Rob Umstead
Tyler Walker
Cade Yamamoto

Nordic Skiing
Monica Bascio — two-time Paralympic medalist in cycling
Oksana Masters — 2012 Paralympic bronze medalist in rowing
Tatyana McFadden — 10-time Paralympic medalist in track and field
Beth Requist
Jake Adicoff
Omar Bermejo
Kevin Burton
David Chamberlain
Dan Cnossen
Travis Dodson
Sean Halsted
John Oman
Augusto Perez
Aaron Pike
Reid Pletcher
Bryan Price
Andrew Soule — 2010 Paralympic medalist
Jeremy Wagner

Sled Hockey
Tyler Carron
Steve Cash — 2010 Paralympic gold medalist, 2006 bronze medalist
Taylor Chace — 2010 Paralympic gold medalist, 2006 bronze medalist
Declan Farmer
Nikko Landeros
Jen Lee
Taylor Lipsett — 2010 Paralympic gold medalist, 2006 bronze medalist
Dan McCoy
Kevin McKee
Adam Page — 2010 Paralympic gold medalist
Josh Pauls — 2010 Paralympic gold medalist
Rico Roman
Brody Roybal
Paul Schaus
Gregory Shaw — 2010 Paralympic gold medalist
Josh Sweeney
Andy Yohe — 2010 Paralympic gold medalist, 2006 bronze medalist

Snowboarding
Cristina Albert
Heidi Jo Duce
Megan Harmon
Amy Purdy
Nicole Roundy
Tyler Burdick
Keith Gabel
Dan Monzo
Mike Shea
Evan Strong

Wheelchair Curling
Penny Greely
Meghan Lino
Jimmy Joseph
Patrick McDonald
David Palmer

White House cancels delegation to Paralympics

Chicago Marathon canceled; one major marathon left in 2020

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The Chicago Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 11, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the fourth World Marathon Major called off this year.

Organizers cited the challenge of staging the 45,000-runner event “out of concern for the safety of event participants, volunteers, event staff and spectators.”

Previously, major marathons were canceled in Berlin (originally scheduled for Sept. 27), Boston (April 20, then Sept. 14) and New York City (Nov. 1). The London Marathon, originally scheduled for April 26 and postponed to Oct. 4, remains scheduled.

The other World Marathon Major, Tokyo, took place on its scheduled date of March 1 but with elite runners only.

Last year, Kenyan Brigid Kosgei won Chicago by taking 81 seconds off Paula Radcliffe‘s 16-year-old women’s marathon world record. Kosgei clocked 2:14:04.

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Figure skating Grand Prix events in China remain scheduled

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Figure skating Grand Prix events in China in November and December remain scheduled, the International Skating Union announced Monday, four days after reports about international sporting events in China being canceled through the end of 2020.

A notice about sports events, issued Thursday by the General Administration of Sport of China, made an exception for Beijing Winter Olympic test events and other preparations for the first Winter Games in China in February 2022.

The Grand Prix Final, the second-most prestigious annual figure skating competition, is still scheduled for December in Beijing because it is an Olympic test event.

Furthermore, the Cup of China, one of six events across the globe that determines Grand Prix Final qualifiers, remains scheduled for November in Chongqing because it is related to the Final.

“Like for all other five ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events in the different countries, this is of course subject to finding the necessary logistical, medical and safety solutions to hold the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events as planned,” according to the ISU.

The ISU previously announced it set a deadline to decide on possible event cancellations: 12 weeks before an event starts. For the first Grand Prix Series competition, Skate America in Las Vegas, the decision deadline is Aug. 1.

The ISU council will meet virtually on Aug. 3 to decide on further action for upcoming competitions.

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