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...
(Senate - September 13, 2012)

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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 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.

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