Seventeen claim U.S. long track Olympic spotsRichardson, Bowe lead eight ladies; Davis, Hansen headline nine men
Following the conclusion of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Long Track Speed Skating Trials in Salt Lake City, Utah, US Speedskating is proud to announce the athletes who will represent the United States at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in long track speed skating.
2014 U.S. Olympic long track speed skating team
Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.), Lauren Cholewinski (Rock Hill, S.C.), Kelly Gunther (Lorain, Ohio), Maria Lamb (River Falls, Wis.), Heather Richardson (High Point, N.C.), Anna Ringsred (Duluth, Minn.), Jilleanne Rookard (Woodhaven, Mich.), Sugar Todd (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Shani Davis (Chicago, Ill.), Tucker Fredricks (Janesville, N.C.), Jonathan Garcia (Houston, Texas), Brian Hansen (Glenview, Ill.), Jonathan Kuck (Champaign, Ill.), Emery Lehman (Oak Park, Ill.), Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.), Patrick Meek (Chicago, Ill.), Mitch Whitmore (Waukesha, Wis.)
All athletes nominated to the U.S. Olympic team are subject to the approval of the United States Olympic Committee.
The long track speed skating competition for the Sochi Games will be contested at the Adler Arena Skating Center, located at the center of the Olympic Park in the coastal cluster. The 8,000-seat facility was commissioned in September 2012 for test events and played host the 2013 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in March.