COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado.
The 223-person U.S. Olympic roster released Monday includes four athletes making their fifth trip to the Games: Shaun White and Lindsey Jacobellis in snowboarding, Katie Uhlaender in skeleton and John Shuster in curling.
There are 114 men, 108 women and one athlete who identifies as non-binary — figure skater Timothy LeDuc — on the list. The 223 athletes are the second largest contingent the United States has ever sent to the Games. The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics will take place on February 4, and some of the curling action will begin on February 2.
Most of the athletes had already been nominated by their respective sports for the Olympic team. The announcement of the American Olympic and Paralympic Committee formalizes their places.
On Monday night, Anna Hoffman secured a quota spot for women’s ski jumping. Hoffmann won the U.S. Olympic Ski Jumping Trials last month and she becomes the only American to compete in the Olympic ski jumping competition.
There are 131 American athletes making their debut. Among the 92 veterans, 39 have already won medals. That includes White, who could become just the second person to win individual gold medals at four separate Winter Olympics, joining speed skater Ireen Wust of the Netherlands.
Mikaela Shiffrin arrives in Beijing with two gold medals. If she wins one more, she’ll tie with Ted Ligety and Andrea Mead-Lawrence for most U.S. alpine skiers.
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