18.02.09 Olympics

February 9, 2018
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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.


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.


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


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,