January 16th, 2014
04:40 AM ET

Sister Sacrifices Her Olympic Spot for Twin

Forget sibling rivalry, this is a story of sibling love.

Twin sisters Tracy and Lanny Barnes are both biathlon athletes with Olympic dreams.

But last weekend, both were competing for spots on Team USA when Tracy finished strong and earned her spot and Lanny did not.

Lanny became sick and her Olympic dreams vanished but that's when Tracy stepped in.

She sacrificed her own spot on the team so her sister could go instead.

Speaking on "New Day" Thursday about her decision, Tracy said once she found out her sister was getting ill the idea started going through her head to help Lanny if she didn't make the Olympics cut.

"I think I decided before the last race of the Olympic trials – that I had a good idea that I'd make the team because of my results... So after the team was announced, we went hiking in the mountains and I told her I have something to tell you and she obviously protested."

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE LANNY'S REACTION  

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  1. Sochi

    Obviously she's giving up her spot due to all the security concerns/ threats of violence. And notice how she did NOT say she was going to be there in person. Good for her

    January 26, 2014 at 5:54 pm | Reply
  2. DGSDYSDFG3452345

    . 3 – MALDITORUMS CODES : ROME, THE HAGUE, FRENCH ENGLISH COURTS , UNITED NATIONS AND NORTH AMERICAN COURTS .
    MALDITORUMS CODE DESIGNED FOR DISPOSAL OF LARGE AMOUNTS OF POPULATION LIKELY PRODUCING , DUPLICATION BACTERIAL , VIRAL REPLICATION , HANDLING FOR UNIONS CROSSES HUMAN RACE FOR worsen , DISEASES INCLUDE , CHANGES IN FEEDING BEHAVIOUR, BEHAVIOUR AND GENETIC DAMAGE CLEANING RADIATION AS PART of revenge , ESPIONAGE AND THEFT BY PERFORMING IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND TO STAY NO EVIDENCE , WITNESSES ELIMINATE ALL OF THIS INFORMATION .

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    January 24, 2014 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  3. Bob

    I love this story. And I love these two sisters for their love for one another. NOTHING can replace that.

    January 16, 2014 at 8:05 am | Reply

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