Student ready to compete in Sochi

By Anna Carrera

Published 03/05 2014 05:51PM

Updated 03/06 2014 10:30AM

SOCHI, RUSSIA -- A University of Illinois student has landed for the Paralympic Games. Tatyana McFadden qualified to compete in all the cross country skiing events. The opening ceremonies kick off Friday.

It's a much different scene in Russia after the country took military action in the Ukraine. Even though there won't be a U.S. presidential delegation there, President Obama says he wishes the best to all athletes.

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