18.02.09 Olympics

February 9, 2018
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TEAM USA

244-member team is the largest winter Olympic team in history (from any nation) and includes:

  • 109 women & 135 men
  • athletes from 31 states
  • 20 fathers & 1 mother
  • 7 sets of siblings
  • 1 married couple

Name To Know:
Kikkan Randall

Cross Country Skiing

  • She’s the only mother on Team USA; Infant son.
  • Lives & trains in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • 4x Olympian; Never earned an Olympic Medal.

WOMEN OLYMPIC FIRSTS:

1900: First time women competed in Olympic games.

2012: First time every participating country included a women athlete & the first time women participated in every Olympic game.

TEAM USA WOMEN “FIRSTS”:

1900: Golfer Margaret Abbott is first American woman to win a gold medal.

2014:A For the first time, American women outpace the men earning more than half of the team’s medals (58 of 103).

U.S. Olympic Committee Announces 242-Member 2018 U.S. Olympic Team

Team USA Fun Facts

https://www.kikkan.com/about/

How the women of the US Olympic team won big and smashed stereotypes

Women Won the Most Medals for Team USA at the Rio Olympics

A 555-strong U.S. Olympics team includes record 292 women

Who Were The First U.S. Women To Win Olympic Gold In Each Sport?

London 2012: The women’s Olympics?

Key dates in the history of women in the Olympic Movement

by Jenna Lee,

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