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10 Team USA Olympic Athletes to Watch Ahead of Beijing

These athletic stars are vying for the chance to bring home gold

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The snowboarder was the breakout star of the PyeongChang Olympic Games, shredding the halfpipe to take home a shiny gold medal in 2018. 

Chloe Kim

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This will be the third Olympic Games for alpine skier Shiffrin, who took home the gold in Sochi at just 18 years old.

Mikaela Shiffrin

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Hockey fans, rejoice: NHL players will be allowed to compete in the Olympics once again after the forced hiatus of 2018.

Patrick Kane

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The nail-biting finish of her 2018 cross-country skiing sprint was movie-worthy. Luckily, it ended in a win for Diggins — the first ever cross-country gold for Team USA!

Jessie Diggins

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Anderson is the most decorated woman in Olympic snowboarding, and if she wins both of her events in 2022, she’ll be the most decorated snowboarder ever.

Jamie Anderson

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The slopestyle/big air skier took home the bronze at the 2014 Olympics and the silver at the 2018 Olympics. It’s only natural that he wins gold in 2022!

Nick Goepper

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Wise isn’t just a two-time defending Olympic halfpipe skier — he’s also a father of two!

David Wise

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If you watched the U.S. Women's hockey team win the 2018 Olympics,  you know that Knight is a crucial member of that squad. We can’t wait to watch her help defend the title.

Hilary Knight

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Biney is one of the best short track skaters in the world, and at 18 years old was the first Black woman in history to compete in the event for Team USA.

Maame Biney

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As the first American man to ever take home a medal in the singles luge event in 2018, Mazdzer has a lot to live up to in 2022.

Chris Mazdzer

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