Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
September 13, 2012
112th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 158, No. 123 — Daily Edition
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SENATE RESOLUTION 558--CONGRATULATING THE ATHLETES FROM THE STATE OF NEVADA AND THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2012 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES AS MEMBERS OF THE UNITED...
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[Page S6346] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 558--CONGRATULATING THE ATHLETES FROM THE STATE OF NEVADA AND THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2012 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES AS MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC TEAMS Mr. REID of Nevada submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: S. Res. 558 Whereas the 2012 Olympic Games were held in London, England from July 27, 2012, to August 12, 2012, and the 2012 Paralympic Games were held in London, England from August 29, 2012, to September 9, 2012; Whereas 532 Olympians and 227 Paralympians competed on behalf of Team USA in London, England; Whereas the great State of Nevada contributed 4 athletes to the United States Olympic Team and 1 athlete to the United States Paralympic Team; Whereas the Olympians and Paralympian from the State of Nevada proudly represented the United States in competition and displayed an admirable dedication to the spirit of the Olympic Games; Whereas Amanda Bingson of Las Vegas, Nevada, competed in the Olympic Women's Hammer Throw event; Whereas Jacob Dalton of Reno, Nevada, competed in the Olympic Men's Gymnastics Floor Exercise and Men's Team events; Whereas Connor Fields of Las Vegas, Nevada, competed in the Olympic Men's BMX event; Whereas Michael Hunter II of Las Vegas, Nevada, competed in the Olympic Men's Heavyweight Boxing event; Whereas Cortney Jordan of Henderson, Nevada, competed in the Paralympic Women's 400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley, 50m Freestyle, and 100m Freestyle events; Whereas Ms. Jordan won silver medals in the 400m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle, and 100m Freestyle, and a bronze medal in the 100m Backstroke; Whereas the citizens of the State of Nevada and the people of the United States stand united in respect and admiration for the Nevadan Olympians and Paralympian, and the athletic accomplishments, sportsmanship, and dedication of those athletes to excellence in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics; Whereas the many accomplishments of the Nevadan Olympians and Paralympian would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of many others, including the United States Olympic Committee, the relevant United States National Governing Bodies, and the many administrators, coaches, and family members who provided critical support for the athletes: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate extends sincere congratulations for the accomplishments and gratitude for the sacrifices of the athletes from the State of Nevada and throughout the United States on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Teams and to everyone who supported the efforts of those athletes at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. ____________________