Olympics http://wshu.org en Connecticut Paralympian competes in Sochi, on one ski http://wshu.org/post/connecticut-paralympian-competes-sochi-one-ski <p></p><p>You may have seen the Olympic alpine skiers flying down an icy race course at terrifyingly high speeds in Sochi.Well, imagine doing that on just one ski. That’s what <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/PA/Patrick-Parnell">Patrick Parnell</a> of Columbia, Connecticut will be doing in Sochi. He’s representing the United States at the Paralympic Winter Games, which begin Friday. 20-year-old Parnell was born with a condition which meant his left leg didn’t fully form.<br />He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:17:01 +0000 Craig LeMoult 13698 at http://wshu.org Connecticut Paralympian competes in Sochi, on one ski Conn. and Long Island athletes competing in Sochi http://wshu.org/post/conn-and-long-island-athletes-competing-sochi <div><p>A number of athletes from Connecticut and Suffolk County are representing the United States at the Olympic Winter Games. Several of them are tweeting from Sochi, and you can subscribe to a Twitter list of&nbsp; them <a href="https://twitter.com/WSHUnews/lists/local-sochi-olympians">here</a>.</p><p></p><p>Our local Olympians are:</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:31:30 +0000 Craig LeMoult 12924 at http://wshu.org Conn. and Long Island athletes competing in Sochi Long Island luger to slide at Sochi http://wshu.org/post/long-island-luger-slide-sochi <p>When the United States delegation marches into the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sochi on Friday, one athlete representing the country in the sport of luge will be 28 year old Matthew Mortensen of Huntington Station, on Long Island. He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult Igls, Austria, where he’s training.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 03:28:27 +0000 Craig LeMoult 12331 at http://wshu.org Long Island luger to slide at Sochi