Eight athletes from Connecticut will be among the more than 200 competing for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics. There’s two members of the luge team, two snowboarders, two aerial skiers who happen to both be from Madison, an ice dancer and a hockey player.
But that’s not where the Connecticut connections end.
Several others involved with the men and women’s hockey teams will head to Pyeongchang to compete or coach for the U.S.
Some went to school in Connecticut, while others passed through while playing professionally.
“We are incredibly proud to have a group of talented, powerful, and determined athletes from Connecticut representing our nation on an international stage in one of the most prominent sporting events in the world,” Governor Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement. “Although the games might be taking place on the other side of the globe, you can bet that there will be a vocal contingent of supporters in Connecticut cheering on our hometown stars. We congratulate all of the athletes on their impressive accomplishments and wish them the best of luck in the coming days.” Click here to continue reading.