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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]