Re-posting this article link from the U.S. Men's thread:
For the United States Olympic Committee, itís the culmination of a decade-plus program of focusing more on Winter Olympic sports. For athletes such as Miner, itís the culmination of a life thatís been dedicated to his sport since he discovered figure skating at age 5 in Vermont and then moved with his family at age 12 to Boston to train with the best in the world.
ďOnce you get to competition, youíre cooked,Ē Miner said. ďYou just got to put it on the plate and send it out there.Ē
ďBeing an Olympic hopeful, itís a lot of hard work,Ē he said. ďThere are a lot of us out there, and at most three guys will make team. Everyoneís working their butt off to do it. Yes, Iíd love to make the Olympic team. Thatís definitely a goal of mine. But God forbid that not happen, Iíve achieved stuff Iíd never thought of.Ē