The Cities the 2014 U.S. Olympians Call Home
The Super Bowl is over. Baseball's not yet begun. So it must be time for the world to turn its attention to the sports that really matter. Like curling. I know, it sounds like I'm joking but I'm not. Curling is awesome, and it's great that it and other, frankly, nichey sports like luging, bobsledding and speedskating get this platform.
The U.S. is sending about 230 athletes to compete in the Sochi Olympics. Where do they come from? We mapped out data provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee to see:
Click on any of those points to see which competitors are from which cities.
Not surprisingly, many of the athletes in the Winter Games come from cities that actually have winter. But not all. There are a smattering of U.S. Olympians from places like Miami and Houston.
Park City, Utah, had the most of any city with nine. Cities on our list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live have placed many athletes in the games: seven from Madison, four from Anchorage, and three each from Ann Arbor and Salt Lake City.
Regardless of where they're from, they'll all be representing the U.S. in Sochi, and we wish them luck in their quests to bring home the gold.