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PICTURES: Going to the Charity Stripe for the Olympics

March 16, 2011

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)



Former NBA basketball player and former Rep. Tom McMillen, D-Md., steadies the ball before his shot. (Photo by Chet Susslin)



Paralympian Alana Nichols and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., react after Nichols's shot. (Photo by Chet Susslin)



Olympic basketball medalist Teresa Edwards, left, and track and field medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee laugh after taking free throws. (Photo by Chet Susslin)



Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., watches her free throw as it approaches the hoop. (Photo by Chet Susslin)



Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., cheers with Paralympic medalist April Holmes after sinking his free throw. (Photo by Chet Susslin)



Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., lines up his shot. (Photo by Chet Susslin)



Gold medal figure skater Evan Lysacek tries his hand at a few free throws. (Photo by Chet Susslin)



Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., takes aim at the net. (Photo by Chet Susslin)



Blind paralympian medalist in the long jump Elexis Gillette takes some free throws. (Photo by Chet Susslin)



All of the participants posing for the group photo. (Photo by Chet Susslin)

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