Winter Games warm-up: Five names to know (Part I)

Olympic Winter Games snowboard halfpipe favorite Chloe Kim of the U.S.

PALM DESERT, September 11, 2017 – We’re barely finished with summer and it’s less than five months from the start of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

So, to get you ready for the Games, let’s introduce some of the U.S. stars who will be relentlessly promoted on NBC and elsewhere to get you interested in watching. Today’s first installment includes medal contenders in Alpine Skiing, Snowboard, Figure Skating and Speed Skating. Can you guess who they are?

And we had a wild weekend of Olympic sport competitions, with great U.S. performances on four continents, including two medals in snowboarding! Yes, snowboarding in September! Highlights:

= p. 6/Tennis: Next generation of American women break through at U.S. Open!
= p. 7/Cycling: Historic win by Britain’s Chris Froome in Vuelta a Espana;
= p. 10/Shooting: U.S. on target with 12 medals in World Shotgun Championships!
= p. 12/Athletics: Nick Willis & Jenny Simpson win Fifth Avenue Miles, again;
= p. 20/Snowboard: Chloe Kim & Lindsey Jacobellis get World Cup wins down South!

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