Olympic Send Off This Afternoon

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The Gondola Plaza, at the foot of Aspen Mountain, will be the place to be today to cheer on four local athletes who are leaving shortly for Sochi Russia as members of the 2014 US Olympic Team. The ceremony begins at 4pm and honors Nordic skiers Simi Hamilton and Noah Hoffman, free-skier Torin Yater-Wallace and Jeremey Abbott, of the US Figure Skating Team. Mayor Steve Skadron and SkiCo CEO Mike Kaplan will be on hand to speak and present the athletes with a special gift. Come show your local spirit and cheer on these amazing and dedicated young men.