Get to know the 2014 Olympians that have a connection to Massachusetts!
Steve Langton, Bobsled
U.S. bobsledder Steve Langton was born in Melrose, Mass. and is seen here representing the Patriots. Langton competed at the Vancouver Games, placing 10th in the two-man event. The Massachusetts native claims that some of his earliest memories are of summers on Martha's Vineyard.
Gracie Gold, Figure Skating
Born in Newton, Mass., U.S. figure skater Gracie Gold became a media darling after winning the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Boston. Since Gold was born near Boston she claims to, "have always been a fan of the Red Sox and the historic Fenway Park." She will represent the U.S. in the prestigious ladies figure skating field in Sochi.
Julie Chu, Hockey
Julie Chu spent her collegiate days at Harvard playing on the women’s hockey team. The U.S. veteran has played in three Olympics, and will look to lead Team USA to the gold in Sochi.
Hilary Knight, Hockey
Hilary Knight was selected to the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League in the 2012 draft. Knight was a pivotal member of the 2013 Blades championship team. She hopes to be a key contributor to the U.S Women’s Hockey Team who look to improve on their second place finish from the 2010 Olympics.
Chris Mazdzer, Luge
U.S. luger Chris Mazdzer was born and raised in Pittsfield, Mass. He competed at the 2010 Vancouver Games and finished 13th. Mazdzer scored his first World Cup silver medal in late 2013.