15 Olympians Have Ties to Dartmouth
Fifteen athletes with ties to Dartmouth are headed to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Two Dartmouth Nordic skiers were named to Team USA on Friday when the final rosters were announced.
Dartmouth athletes have earned 147 spots on Winter Olympics team rosters, with athletes from the College competing in every Winter Games since the first one in 1924. They've won 13 gold, nine silver, and six bronze medals.
“Cross-country, which is pretty heavily populated with Dartmouth women—and men with the addition of Paddy Caldwell ’17—is extraordinary in terms of their medal threat this year,” says Tiger Shaw, himself a two-time Olympian, former Norwich resident and current president and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the governing body for U.S. ski sports.