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Barnes biathlon sisters’ Guinness ad brings to mind Rule 40

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An interesting ad about biathlon twin sisters Lanny and Tracy Barnes reminded everyone of a rule that goes into effect before every Olympics. Tracy gave up her spot on the U.S. Olympic Team, knowing it would go to Lanny, who was too ill to compete in the final Olympic qualifying races earlier this month. It was an admirable gesture [more]

Biathlete Tracy Barnes gives up her Olympic Team spot to twin sister


Tracy Barnes could think of only one greater honor than making the U.S. Olympic Team. Letting her twin sister go instead. Barnes, 31, earned a spot on the 2014 U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team following last weekend’s final qualifying races. She declined it to allow the woman next in line to go to Sochi. That woman was [more]

US Biathlon completes Sochi Olympic Team

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US Biathlon will send its largest team to the Olympics in 22 years. It named the final five members of the 10-biathlete team Sunday. Three-time Olympian Lanny Barnes, two-time Olympian Sara Studebaker  and first-time Olympians Russell Currier, Sean Doherty and Hannah Dreissigacker join five members who qualified last year. Of particular note is Doherty, 18, who became the first U.S. biathlete to [more]