Two Olympians Injured in Car Accident

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Two Olympians were injured over the weekend in Vancouver when the van they were riding in as part of Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade was involved in a minor accident.

Peggy Fleming, 61, who won a gold medal in figure skating in 1968, and Vonetta Flowers, who took home a gold medal in 2002 for bobsledding, suffered minor injuries, said Biden's spokesman, Jay Carney.

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The women were traveling between Olympic events on Sunday in the same van. The vice president's car was not involved.

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Fleming and Flowers were checked out at a local hospital and released.

Later that night, they watched the pairs figure-skating from the front row with the vice president and his wife, Jill.