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Athletes say USOC discriminates

Updated: July 27, 2003, 8:40 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Three Paralympic athletes plan to file a discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Olympic Committee for not providing equal benefits to disabled athletes.

Lawyers for wheelchair athletes Scot Hollonbeck of Atlanta, Tony Inguez of Aurora, Ill., and Jacob Heiveil of Bothell, Wash., said they will file the suit in a Denver federal court Monday morning.

The suit alleges the USOC violates federal law by not providing the same benefits to Paralympians that Olympic athletes receive. Those ...

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