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02/05/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/05/2018 14:21

20 Things We Learned About Team USA Last Week

By Darci Miller | Feb. 05, 2018, 1:38 p.m. (ET)

Lindsey Vonn celebrates winning the women's downhill at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on Feb. 3, 2018 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Team USA athletes do a lot in a week. In case you missed any of it, here's a glimpse at our takeaways from the last seven days.

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1. In 2014, Maggie Voisin was the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic Team when she fractured her ankle in training and was forced to withdraw from competition. In PyeongChang, she's a seasoned veteran, though still just 19 years old.

2. Want to be an Olympian? Two-time Olympian Sarah Hendrickson has some advice: become a ski jumper.

3. While athletes are attending the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 first and foremost to compete, they're also fans looking forward to seeing their teammates compete.

4. The Olympics are coming, and Shaun White is ready.

5. Jamie Greubel Poser is one of the best bobsled drivers in the world, and credits her success to her mental game and always showing up prepared to drive.

6. Of the 243 athletes on the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team, 14 of those athletes will be competing with their sibling.

7. Not even legal adults yet, six 17-year-olds will be representing Team USA in PyeongChang in snowboarding, freestyle skiing and figure skating.

8. Kelly Clark: the GOAT.

9. Shani Davis, a five-time Olympian, has spent his career traveling the world to compete and building adoptive families along the way. In his latest blog, Davis introduces the world to his Norwegian sister.

10. The Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 are on the horizon, and 13 athletes have been named to the U.S. Nordic skiing team.

11. Curler Jamie Sinclair didn't make the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team, but she's still competing, still winning and still putting Band Aids on her heart.

12. Jamie Anderson is a fierce competitor on her snowboard, but off the slopes she focuses on self-care, gratitude and positive energy.

13. USA Luge is looking fly and ready to fly.

14. Alpine skier Alice Merryweather has been added to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team, replacing the injured Steven Nyman.

15. Of the members of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team, five of them are returning to the Olympics to defend their gold medal.

16. So close, and yet so far. Alpine skier Jackie Wiles crashed and injured her left knee, forcing her to withdraw from the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

17. It's a thought that should strike fear into the hearts of her competitors: with just a few days left before Olympic competition kicks off, Lindsey Vonn is peaking. She won the final two world cup downhill races before the Games and is looking like her old unstoppable self.

18. Are you ready for some new Olympic events? In PyeongChang, four will be making their Olympic debuts.

19. Even half a world away, Team USA tuned in for the Super Bowl.

20. World Cup soccer champion Julie Ertz had quite the night, as her husband Zach scored the game-winning touchdown for the Philadelphia Eagles.