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

By on January 24, 2022 0

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 99 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.

Eighteen members of the US team in Beijing have already achieved Olympic glory, including 11 athletes who have already won Olympic gold medals. White tops the list with three gold medals in snowboarding halfpipe in 2006, 2010 and 2018, while Mikaela Shiffrin (alpine skiing), Humphries, Jamie Anderson (slopestyle and big air snowboarding) and David Wise (freestyle skiing halfpipe) each have two Olympic gold medals. Knight, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Brianna Decker and Lee Stecklein (ice hockey), Jessie Diggins (cross-country skiing) and Shuster each have an Olympic gold medal.

“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 and 115 men. The 107 women in 2022 will be the largest women’s contingent in Team USA history at the Olympic Winter Games, following 101 women at PyeongChang 2018 and 100 at Sochi 2014.
  • 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, also in her fourth Winter Olympics, who turned 37 on July 17, 2021.
  • Ninety-nine members of the American team in Beijing have already participated in the Olympic Games, of which 88 have participated in the Olympic Winter Games and 11 in the Winter Youth Olympic Games. It will be the most experienced USA Winter Olympic team ever, with 45% of the team having previously competed in a Winter Olympics.
  • 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 contest.
  • Fifty-four members of the American team will make their Olympic debut in Beijing.
  • Eighteen members of the United States team have won Olympic medals, led by Mikaela Shiffrin in alpine skiing, Kaillie Humphries (formerly of the Canadian team) 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% (84 athletes) competed collegially at 43 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 halfpipe snowboarding. 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 she succeeds, she will equal the hat-trick of Bonnie Blair, who won the 500 meters in speed skating at three consecutive Winter Olympics in 1988-1994.
  • 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.