Friday, May 05, 2006

Alexi Salamone to be on ESPN!

Update - This post was written before the ESPN SportsCenter Show. The video is now available at ESPN Motion (for how long I don't know) but it does need a high speed connection. It will not work with dialup. Click on the Top Videos button

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Those of you that have followed my blog for a while might have seen my posts on the Special Olympics and Alexi Salamone - For those of you who missed it here is a quick synopsis of who Alexi is and the link to the previous post.

Alexi Salamone was born in the Ukraine 14 months after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986. - Born with deformed legs, Salamone was placed in an overflowing orphanage. Both legs were amputated when he was 4. - Susan and Joseph Salamone of Buffalo, N.Y., adopted Alexi and Tatiana and at age 6&7.

Now, he helped win the Bronze medal on the U.S. sled-hockey Paralympian team.

For my two previous posts regarding Alexi click here - and - click here -
Now there is this update on Alexi:

Alexi Salamone Feature to Appear on
ESPN's "SportsCenter" May 7

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - ESPN will run a feature story on Alexi Salamone (Grand Island, N.Y.), a member of the bronze medal-winning 2006 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, on both the Sunday morning (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST) and Sunday evening (11:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. EST) editions of "SportsCenter" May 7.

Salamone, an 18-year-old forward who was born in Russia and had his legs amputated as a result of the Chernobyl disaster, competed in his first Paralympic Winter Games in Torino. In addition to coming home with a bronze medal, he came back with the distinction of being the team's leading scorer (six points) and set-up man (four assists) in the Paralympic tournament.

The Sunday evening edition of SportsCenter will re-air on Monday morning from 5:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. EST.

For more about Salamone and the entire 2006 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, visit

Please pass this time sensitive news on to anyone that needs to be inspired and uplifted!!!

Update: I don't think the link will any longer enable you to see the 2006 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. You might try to write to the organization and see if they sell cd's... You can check the ParalympicsportTV link and see what they are showing.

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