Lawmakers and aides gave new meaning to the phrase “going for the gold” on Wednesday afternoon, teaming up with Olympic and Paralympic athletes at a free-throw contest on Capitol Hill sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee and its supporters in Congress.
After a sweat-dripping competition, winners were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals. A team from the office of Rep. John Carney, D-Del., took the gold.
Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., drives to the hoop as Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., plays defense. (Photo by Chet Susslin)