“We are thrilled to announce the 230 athletes who will represent Team USA in Sochi,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. “This is the largest team we have ever sent to an Olympic Winter Games, and I’d like to commend all of those who helped support our athletes in the pursuit of their Olympic dreams. Most of all, this is a time to celebrate our athletes, who have made countless sacrifices and dedicated themselves to being their best, both on and off the ice and snow. I am very excited to watch them compete as they represent our nation with excellence and distinction on the world stage.”
The 2014 U.S. Winter Olympic Team features 106 returning Olympians. Among the veterans are 49 Olympic medalists, 13 of whom are Olympic champions.
Highlighting this list of accomplished U.S. men’s athletes are Bode Miller, who needs three medals to match U.S. short track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, as the most decorated U.S. Olympian in the history of the Winter Olympics, and long track speedskater, and five time Olympic medalist Shani Davis.
Headlining the list of U.S. women’s athletes are Julie Chu (ice hockey) a three time Olympic medalist and Julia Mancuso (alpine skiing), the most decorated U.S. Olympic female alpine skier. Julia Mancuso has a gold medal and two silver medals. The Winter Olympics 2014 Opening Ceremony will air on Friday, February 7th. Read more www.teamusa.org