Comcast has announced partnerships with thirteen Team USA athletes who look to represent their country at the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Team USA athlete partners are:
- Jamie Anderson, U.S. Snowboarder, South Lake Tahoe, CA
- Jessie Diggins, U.S. Cross-Country Skier, Afton, MN
- Elana Meyers Taylor, U.S. Bobsledder, Douglasville, GA
- Hilary Knight, U.S. Ice Hockey Player, Sun Valley, ID
- Red Gerard, U.S. Snowboarder, Cleveland, OH
- Danelle Umstead, U.S. Alpine Skier, Taos, NM
- Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux, U.S. Ice Hockey Players and Twin Sisters, Grand Forks, ND
- Rico Roman, U.S. Sled Hockey Player, Portland, OR
- Declan Farmer, U.S. Sled Hockey Player, Tampa, FL
- Torin Yater-Wallace, U.S. Free-Style Skier, Aspen, CO
- Joey Mantia, U.S. Speedskater, Ocala, FL
The most notable of the 13 include Jamie Anderson, Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux. Anderson may be the most decorated of the athletes, making history at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, when she won the gold medal in the first ever women’s Olympic slopestyle event. She also won her first X Games medal just at the age of 15; she is also the youngest person to ever medal in the history of the event.
The Lamoureux twins share multiple achievements. They both won silver medals at the 2014 Winter Olympic games. They also both received their degree from the University of North Dakota, where they are currently coaches.
Danielle Umstead has lifelong conditions of retinitis pigmentosa and multiple sclerosis and used that as motivation to become a two-time bronze medalist at the 2014 Paralympic Games. She was also named Athlete of the Year by the Sports Center for the Disabled in 2010.
Opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be on February 9 on NBC.