Monday marks just 10 days until competition begins for the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Team USA will be out in full force for events of all kinds. It was announced today that the United States is sending the biggest delegation it has ever sent to the Winter Olympics this year.
All in all, 230 athletes will represent the country in events across all 15 disciplines. The team is comprised of 125 men, 105 women, and 106 returning Olympians. 99 of those returned from Vancouver four years ago with medals.
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While many Team USA competitors are sure walk away atop the medal stand, a few are noteworthy simply by being in Sochi. Todd Lodwick, for example, will be the first American to compete in six Winter Olympic Games when he takes on the nordic combined event. The 37-year-old first competed in the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway and most recently won a silver medal in the men's team event in Vancouver.
Track star Lolo Jones has been generating a lot of discussion herself, as she made the crossover from track and field to bobsledding to compete in her first Winter Olympics. Jones, 31, along with bobsled teammate Lauryn Williams, will become the ninth and 10th Americans in history to compete in both the Summer and Winter Games.
Meanwhile, security remains an area of concern as the Games draw nearer. International Olympic Committee President Steve Bach told reporters on Monday that the organization has "full confidence" in the organizers and security forces overseeing the massive event.