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High Point Olympian’s family gets big send off

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The 2014 Winter Olympics are officially underway in Sochi, Russia.

High Point’s Heather Richardson is the only athlete from the state of North Carolina on the U.S. team.

Richardson is competing in the 500, 1,000 and 1,500-meter individual speed skating races.

Richardson has a strong team behind her and today, her parents got a send off fitting of a gold medal family.