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Olympics, paralympics to include Dartmouth athletes (again)

Posted 02/06/02

Dartmouth and the Olympic Games have a long-standing relationship. Since 1908 nearly 150 Dartmouth women and men have taken part in the games as athletes, coaches or officials.

The names of more Dartmouth Olympians will be added to that roster during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, which open Feb. 8.

And a month later, other Dartmouth athletes, who have overcome disabilities to excel in their sports, will compete in the eighth annual Winter Paralympics, also in Salt Lake City.

As of press time, seven Dartmouth students and alumni were scheduled to compete in the Winter Olympics. Three others are scheduled to compete in the Paralympic Games. The list of participants, with their Dartmouth class year and their hometown, includes:

Winter Olympics, Feb. 8–24

Women's Ice Hockey:

  • Sarah Tueting '98, Winnetka, Ill.
  • Cherie Piper '05 (deferred), Scarborough, Ontario, Canada (competing for Canada)

Nordic Skiing:

  • Nina Kemppel '92, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Barb Jones '99, Bozeman, Mont.
  • Carl Swenson '92, Boulder, Colo.

Alpine Skiing:

  • Bradley Wall '02, East Jindabyne, NSW, Australia (competing for Australia)
  • Scott Macartney '01, Redmond, Wash.
Paralympic Games, March 7–16

Nordic Skiing:

  • Rob Walsh '88, Hanover, N.H.

Alpine Skiing:

  • Sarah Billmeier '99, Yarmouth, Maine
  • Carl Burnett '03, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

- Rick Adams

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