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Training for the games translates to full-time job - Bend Bulletin

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By Ben Shpigel

New York Times News Service

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The delegations ruling the medal table at the Paralympics share a common trait: During the past decade they decided to invest the resources necessary to afford their athletes the same respect, coaching, equipment and opportunities that able-bodied athletes receive.

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Summit County's Amy Purdy wins snowboard cross silver at Paralympics; Frisco's Minor wins bronze - Summit Daily News

There’s more snowboard silver in these Summit County hills after all.

Less than a month after Silverthorne residents and good friends Red Gerard and Kyle Mack won gold and silver in snowboard slopestyle and big air respectively, fellow Silverthorne resident Amy Purdy made it three first and second place snowboard medals from the South Korea Olympic and Paralympic Games for Summit County.

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