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BOISE-- In case you thought Sochi, Russia was out of the news. Think again.

The Paralympic Winter Games began today in Sochi, and Idaho gold medalist Muffy Davis was there to experience it.

Athletes of different abilities from countries around the world are currently taking part. The games began Friday and go for nine days.

Davis is currently serving as an athlete ambassador. That means she'll serve as a media contact, spokesperson, and emcee for events.

The 41-year-old won back-to-back gold medals in hand cycling in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She previously won silver in the giant slalom in Nagano, Japan.

She's from Sun Valley,Idaho.

Davis told KTVB she hopes Americans will tune into the Paralympic games because of greater network coverage this year.

I've competed in the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, and everyone that had the opportunity to personally witness, and go out and watch the Paralympic Games said they enjoyed it and loved it even more than the Olympics, Davis told KTVB.

You can watch the Paralympics on the NBC Sports Channel, and streaming online.

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