USA name largest Paralympic delegation

Team USA name their largest ever Winter Paralympic contingent, with eighty athletes travelling to Sochi.

The United States have named the largest delegation of any nation competing at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.

Eighty athletes will make the visit to Sochi next month, USA's biggest ever contingent.

"It is a very exciting time for the Paralympic Movement, and we are honoured to announce the largest team we have ever sent to a Paralympic Winter Games," United States Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun is quoted as saying by insidethegames.com.

"I am confident that this group of talented athletes is going to represent our country well both on and off the ice and snow. With the expanded platform of television coverage provided in partnership with NBC, these athletes are not only going to captivate the country, but also inspire the next generation of athletes following in their footsteps."

The Games begin on March 8.

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