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Para-Cyclist Jamie Whitmore Says U.S. Behind Europe In Treatment Of Para-Athletes

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 01 / 16

Jamie Whitmore The U.S. has some catching up to do regarding the treatment of para-athletes, Team USA para-cyclist Jamie Whitmore said. The 40-year-old California native, who will compete in the U.S. Paralympic Cyc...

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