Prince Harry, Missy Franklin launch Warrior Games in Colorado
Prince Harry helps to light the flame with US Paralympian Lieutenant Brad Snyder (C) and Olympian Missy Franklin (L) as he attends the Opening Ceremony of the Warrior Games during the third day of his visit to the United States on May 11, …
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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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