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Washingtonians Corinne Stoddard of Federal Way (third from left) and Eunice Lee of Bellevue (third from right) punched their tickets to Beijing at the 2022 U.S. Olympic Short Track Speedskating Team Trials in December.

These Athletes From The Northwest Are Going To The 2022 Winter Olympics

The presence of eleven skiers, skaters and sliders with ties to the Pacific Northwest should add intrigue to the 2022 Beijing Olympics, although the upcoming sports spectacle beset with extreme COVID precautions, a diplomatic boycott and scarce snowfall hardly needs more drama. Several late additions to the Team USA Olympic roster upped the regional representation at next month’s Winter Games to similar levels as in past editions. Continue Reading These Athletes From The Northwest Are Going To The 2022 Winter Olympics

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A sign outside Linda's Tavern in Seattle in late July 2021 asks customers for proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Showing Or Selling A Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Card Could Become A Crime In Washington

A proposal in the Washington Legislature would make it a crime to use or sell a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The sponsor says he wants to deter people from even considering the ruse, but he also wants to send a signal to prosecutors to prioritize these cases as a matter of protecting public health. Continue Reading Showing Or Selling A Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Card Could Become A Crime In Washington

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Inline skating coach Darin Pattison proudly stands beside some of the many photos of one of his proteges, Olympic short track speedskater Corinne Stoddard of Federal Way, WA, at the Pattison West roller rink in Stoddard’s hometown.

Pipeline Of Short Track Speedskaters From Washington To Olympics Grows Longer

A roller skating rink in Federal Way, Washington, has a remarkable track record of minting future ice skating Olympians. It started in the 1990s and 2000s with four-time Olympic long track speedskater K.C. Boutiette and short track gold medalist Apolo Ohno. The streak will extend to an eighth consecutive Winter Olympics when a new short track speedskater on Team USA named Corinne Stoddard steps to the start line in Beijing next month. Continue Reading Pipeline Of Short Track Speedskaters From Washington To Olympics Grows Longer

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