United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee announces 222-member U.S. Olympic Team for 2022

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Editor’s Note – Please note the following changes:

  • The facts and figures below have been modified since its initial distribution at 10:00 MT on Monday, January 24.
  • On Monday, January 24, the USOPC received a quota spot for women’s ski jumping and added Anna Hoffmann to bring the team total to 223 (108 women, 114 men and one non-binary athlete). Any additional changes to the US Olympic Team roster will be communicated through USOPC communication channels.
  • On Wednesday, January 26, the USOPC received a quota spot for men’s ski jumping and added Dean Decker to bring the team total to 224 (108 women, 115 men and one non-binary athlete).
  • On Friday, January 28, the USOPC announced the addition of alpine skier Alix Wilkinson, replacing the quota spot previously held by Breezy Johnson. The team size remains at 224 (108 women, 115 men and one non-binary athlete).
  • On Wednesday, February 2, the USOPC announced the addition of snowboardcross athlete Jake Vedder, who replaces the quota spot previously held by Alex Deibold. The team size remains at 224 (108 women, 115 men and one non-binary athlete).

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee today announced the 222 members of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team who will compete in the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday, February 4 , with the competition starting on February 2 and ending on Sunday February 20.

“The Olympics showcase the best of humanity and athletic competition, and Beijing 2022 will be no different. The 222 incredible athletes who make up Team USA are not only ready to compete, they are ready to make this country proud,” said Sarah Hirshland, CEO of USOPC. “The USOPC and National Governing Bodies are committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety, support and defense of our athletes as they live their sporting dreams.”

The 2022 U.S. Olympic Team features 92 returning Olympians, including four five-time Olympians – Shaun White in halfpipe snowboarding and Lindsey Jacobellis in snowboard cross, Katie Uhlaender in skeleton and John Shuster in curling. Eight members of Team USA will be competing in their fourth Winter Olympics – Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries (formerly of Team Canada) in bobsleigh, Ashley Caldwell in freestyle ski jumps, Evan Bates in figure skating in ice dancing, Hilary Knight in ice hockey, Chris Mazdzer in luge and Faye Gulini and Nick Baumgartner in snowboardcross.

“Any time you get the opportunity to wear red, white and blue, it’s a huge honor and an absolute privilege,” said Knight, the reigning Olympic champion. “I’ve been lucky enough to be able to do it four times for the Olympics now, but it’s the feeling and the exhilaration of being able to put the jersey on your shoulders and represent something bigger than yourself. C It’s always like the first time you put on the jersey.

Thirty-nine athletes in Beijing have already won Olympic medals, including 24 athletes who have already won Olympic gold. White tops the list with three gold medals in halfpipe snowboarding, while Mikaela Shiffrin (alpine skiing), Humphries, Jamie Anderson (slopestyle and big air snowboarding) and David Wise (freestyle halfpipe skiing) each have two medals. Olympic gold.

“This is an exciting 2022 USA Olympic team – a great mix of returning champions building on remarkable legacies and first-time Olympians eager to show what they can do on the biggest stage. sport, said Rick Adams, USOPC Chief of Sport Performance and Chef de Mission for the 2022 Games. “The dedication of these Team USA athletes to train and compete in this unpredictable global environment is exemplary. It’s an honor to support and celebrate Team USA, and we can’t wait for the Games to begin.”

You can view the full list of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team by sport and by state (recognized athlete hometowns).

The Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games will begin on March 4. The 2022 U.S. Paralympic Team will be announced on February 19.

NBCUniversal will feature a Winter Olympics record of over 2,800 hours of coverage on NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app when the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China , will begin in February.

Follow Team USA at the Winter Olympics

Team USA fans can follow the 2022 US Olympic Team on TeamUSA.org and on Team USA social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. The U.S. Olympic Team microsite will feature U.S. Team Winter Olympics results, as well as athlete bios, sports previews, history book (released the week of Jan. 31) , competition schedules and facts and figures about the American delegation.

Facts about the 2022 US Olympic Team

  • The 222-athlete roster is the second-largest U.S. contingent ever at a Winter Olympics, behind the 228-member squad at PyeongChang 2018, and matching the 222 named to the Sochi 2014 squad. This will be the sixth winter delegation American with more than 200 athletes, all since 2002.
  • Thirty-one states will be represented on the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team, with the largest contingents coming from California (29), Colorado (23) and Minnesota (23).
  • The 2022 list includes 107 women, 114 men and one non-binary athlete. The 107 women named in 2022 are the second-largest female contingent on Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games, behind the 109 women named to the PyeongChang 2018 roster (101 competed) and ahead of the 105 women named to the roster of Sochi 2014 (100 competed).
  • The youngest member of the US team in Beijing will be Alysa Liu, who was born on August 8, 2005 and will be just 16 years and 6 months old when she competes in figure skating. The youngest man on Team USA will be Jordan Stolz in speed skating, who turns 18 on May 21, 2022.
  • The oldest member of the USA team will be Nick Baumgartner, competing in his fourth Winter Olympics in snowboarding, who turned 40 on December 17, 2021. The oldest woman will be Katie Uhlaender in skeleton, competing in her fifth Olympic Winter Games, who turned 37 on July 17, 2021.
  • Ninety-two athletes, or 41% of the delegation, have already participated in the Olympic Winter Games, while 130 athletes will make their Olympic Winter Games debut.
  • Four American athletes will compete in their fifth Olympic Winter Games – Shaun White and Lindsey Jacobellis in snowboarding, Katie Uhlaender in skeleton and John Shuster in curling. All competed in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.
  • Bobsledders Sylvia Hoffman and Josh Williamson are on the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team after winning Team USA’s Next Olympic Hopeful competition.
  • One hundred and eighteen members of the American team will make their Olympic debut in Beijing.
  • Thirty-nine members of Team USA have won Olympic medals, led by Mikaela Shiffrin in alpine skiing, Kaillie Humphries (formerly of Team Canada) and Elana Meyers Taylor in bobsleigh, Hilary Knight in ice hockey and Shaun White and Jamie Anderson in snowboarding – all with three Olympic medals.
  • Of the 222 American athletes heading to Beijing, more than 35% (86 athletes) competed collegially at 44 schools. Four US sports teams have at least 75% collegiate participation: men’s and women’s ice hockey (100%), bobsleigh (83%) and biathlon (75%). More than a third of the women’s ice hockey team competed at the University of Minnesota, while the American bobsledders competed collegially in five different sports: track and field, soccer, softball, lacrosse, and basketball. College athlete representation on the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team spans all three NCAA Divisions (I, II, and III), as well as collegiate club programs.
  • Shaun White will be aiming for his fourth gold medal in snowboarding in the halfpipe. If he wins, he will become only the ninth Olympian to win individual gold medals at four Olympics, and only the second to do so at the Winter Olympics, after Ireen Wüst in speed skating for the Netherlands .
  • Jamie Anderson will be looking for his third straight snowboard slopestyle gold medal. If successful, she will equal the hat-trick of Bonnie Blair, who won the 500 meters in speed skating at three consecutive Winter Olympics in 1988, 1992 and 1994.
  • Hilary Knight has three Olympic ice hockey medals, including one gold and two silver. If Team USA women’s ice hockey can make it to the podium again, Knight will tie Angela Ruggiero, Jenny Schmidgall-Potter and Julie Chu with four Olympic ice hockey medals, the most ever by American women. ..
  • David Wise will be aiming for his third consecutive gold medal in freestyle skiing in the halfpipe. If he does, he will become the first American man to win three consecutive gold medals in the same event at the Winter Olympics, and only the sixth man from any nation to do so in an individual event.
  • Mikaela Shiffrin enters Beijing with two gold medals, the most ever won by an American alpine skier, equaling Ted Ligety and Andrea Mead-Lawrence. If she wins a gold medal in Beijing, she will top the list of gold medals for American alpine skiers.

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