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Reminder: There are still U.S. Olympians in Russia
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Due to Russia's ongoing intervention in Ukraine, the United States canceled its presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games on Monday.

The American athletes, though?

They're in Sochi, ready to compete.

For instance, NPR reported on a sled hockey team that includes an all-veteran line made up of soldiers injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Here's former marine Josh Sweeney, who lost both legs in Afghanistan in 2009:

"When I first got out there, the hitting — it was a little scary because you don't really know how to take it. But at the same time, I'd been in a hospital for so long and I'd been cooped up doing rehab... I was ready to take out some frustration... If you hit somebody, you feel a lot better."

Give the whole story a listen.

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