The 2018 Winter Olympics are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea and began Thursday, February 9th. Opening ceremonies take place Friday, February 10th and closing ceremonies will be on Sunday, February 25th. 2,925 athletes from 92 countries will compete this year. 242 of those are competing for team USA. Of those 242, 31 are listed as currently residing in Colorado.
The Winter Olympics will feature 15 sports, including individual and team events. Listed below are each of the events, along with the athletes from Colorado that will be representing each sport.
☆ Lindsey Vonn, 33 years old, Vail ☆ Mikaela Shiffrin, 22 years old, Vail ☆ Alice Mckennis, 28 years old, New Castle ☆ Wiley Maple, 27 years old, Aspen ☆ David Chodounsky, 33 years old, Crested Butte
☆ Joanne Reid, 25 years old, Boulder
☆ Noah Hoffman, 28 years old, Aspen ☆ Simi Hamilton, 30 years old, Aspen
☆ Toren Yater-Wallace, 22 years old, Aspen ☆ Keaton Mccargo, 22 years old, Telluride ☆ Gus Kenworthy, 26 years old, Telluride ☆ Tess Johnson, 17 years old, Vail ☆ Alex Ferriera, 23 years old, Aspen ☆ Casey Andriga, 22 years old, Boulder ☆ Aaron Blunck, 21 years old, Vail
☆ Jasper Good, 21 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Ben Berend, 22 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Bryan Fletcher, 31 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Taylor Fletcher, 27 years old, Steamboat Springs
☆ Meghan Tierney, 21 years old, Eagle ☆ Hagen Kearney, 26 years old, Telluride ☆ Arielle Gold, 21 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Red Gerard, 17 years old, Breckenridge ☆ Chris Corning, 18 years old, Aspen ☆ Mick Dierdorf , 26 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Jake Pates, 19 years old, Eagle
☆ Nathan Weber, 31 years old, Pueblo ☆ Lauren Gibbs, 33 years old, Denver
☆ Nicole Hensley, 23 years old, Lakewood ☆ Troy Terry, 20 years old, Highlands Ranch
☆ Katie Uhlaender, 33 years old, Breckenridge
There are a total of 102 events where athletes will have a chance to compete for a gold, silver, or bronze medal to take home for their countries.
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