By the numbers: What you may not know about the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee has announced the 242-member 2018 U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in South Korea.
The team is comprised of 107 women and 135 men -- the largest athlete delegation for any nation in the history of the Olympic Winter Games. The United States will be represented in all 15 disciplines across seven sports, and 97 of the 102 medal events that will be contested in South Korea.
“Once again, Team USA is among the largest teams to compete in the Olympic Winter Games, and we continue to see a spike in excellence from Americans competing in winter sports as the sport program expands to include more opportunities for our athletes,” said Alan Ashley, U.S. chef de mission and USOC chief of sport performance. “We are primed and ready for another strong showing from our athletes, who have made a long-time commitment to represent us as the best in the U.S. at these games, and we look forward to cheering for each member of Team USA on the world’s greatest stage.”
Here is a by the numbers look at the record-breaking U.S. team:
U.S. states represented by athletes in the games
Age of ice hockey player Brian Gionta, the oldest athlete on the U.S. team
Age of figure skater Vincent Zhou, the youngest athlete on the team
Team members born in 2000
Sets of siblings on the team, including twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, who play on the women's ice hockey team
Men on the team
Women on the team
Married couple on the team -- pairs figure skaters Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim
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