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Brian McKeever to make Olympic history

Originally Published: February 15, 2010
By Nate Jones | Special to Page 2

This week, Canadian cross-country skier Brian McKeever will make history by becoming the first athlete to compete in a Winter Olympics after previously having competed in a Paralympics.

McKeever who suffers from Stargardt Disease and is legally blind, competed in the Paralympic Games in 2002 at Salt Lake City and 2006 in Turin. He also plans to take part in this year's Paralympics in Vancouver March 12-21.

Before McKeever, five athletes competed in both the Summer Paralympics ...

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