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Prince Harry, Missy Franklin Launch Warrior Games

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - - Britain's Prince Harry and U.S. swimming superstar Missy Franklin are getting the Warrior Games off to a touching start, escorting a blind Navy officer to light the Olympic-style flame.

Harry, Franklin and Lt. Bradley Snyder together completed the last stretch of a brief torch relay at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on Saturday.

It marked the formal start of the games, the U.S. military's Paralympic-style competition for wounded service members in Colorado Springs.

Snyder will compete in swimming.

Earlier, Harry chatted and joked with the 35-member British team.

The prince, a veteran combat helicopter pilot, mingled with the athletes and then sat on a gymnasium floor in a circle of 12 sitting volleyball team members, batting the ball around amid whoops and laughter.


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