As the winter olympic approaches, many athletes finish small competitions as they prepare for the biggest games of their lives.
One of these small competitions is the Grand Prix for figure skating. The top 6 skaters from each category will compete in the Grand Prix Final, which is a good indicator of who may come out on top in the Olympics. The skaters on Team USA are Nathan Chen, Maia and Alex Shibutani, Adam Rippon, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue. Look out for these names in the Olympics!
Even though we are only one month away from announcing USA’s Hockey Team for the Olympics, there are still uncertainty as to who will be on the roster. The Men’s Team recently competed at the Deutschland Cup in Germany. Both the Men’s and the Women’s teams are composed of college players, American Hockey Leaguers, as well as professionals.
USA’s Skiing and Snowboarding Team has recently revealed their team uniforms. During the Xfinity Killington Cup, and Ruka 2017, Team USA’s skiers did well, with Mikaela Shiffrin, Sadie Bjornsen, Bryce Bennett and Andrew Weibrecht all stepping on the podium.
Be on the watch for other winter sports in the Olympics such as Speed Skating, Bobsledding, and Curling!
– Naomi Wong