The Winter Olympics will soon begin in Beijing this Friday, February 4. Here’s a list of athletes with ties to the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region who plan to compete in both the Olympic and Paralympic games.
The Olympics will end on Sunday, February 20. The Paralympics start on Friday, March 4, and run through Sunday, March 13.
The Powhatan, Virginia native and United States Army soldier will compete in two-man bobsleigh for the second time.
The Reston native and first Black woman to make the US Olympic speed skating team will compete in her second games.
The Maryland-born and Northern Virginia-raised skiing star is heading to her fourth Olympics.
The Vienna native will compete with the US Paralympic Nordic skiing team for the first time.
The Baltimore-born athlete will compete with the US Olympic luge team for the third time in a row.
The Frederick native has a Paralympic gold medal in sled hockey.
Other Local Connections
The George Washington University graduate will represent Hong Kong in short track speed skating for the first time.
Elana Meyers Taylor
Meyers Taylor, another George Washington alum, will bobsleigh in her fourth Olympic Games.
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