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USOC Mourns Loss of Paralympian and Pioneering Athlete Jack Benedick

20 Mar, 2013

Was 1996 inductee to the Disabled Ski Hall of Fame

The following statement is attributable to USOC Chief of Paralympics Charlie Huebner on the untimely death of Jack Benedick:

"The United States Olympic Committee and the Paralympic alpine and Nordic communities pause today to reflect on the life of Jack Benedick. A Vietnam veteran and 1996 inductee to the Disabled Ski Hall of Fame, he is an iconic figure and was a significant leader in the Paralympic Movement who demanded and delivered excellence. Our past Paralympic skiing achievements can be attributed to Jack's leadership and indomitable spirit. His motto "Fourth is not good enough" aligns with our Paralympic vision of competitive excellence and push for podium finishes. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this most difficult time. He will be greatly missed."


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