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    Cool Road to Sochi: USOC Portraits - Photo Shoot in West Hollywood, CA

    The first day of the Team USA Sochi Olympic (Hopefuls) Photo Shoot took place on April 23, 2013: USOC Athlete Portraits

    So far:
    Eddy Alvarez, Speed skater (short track)
    Brittany Bowe, Speed skater (long track)
    Heath Calhoun, Alpine skier
    J. R. Celski, Speed skater (short track)
    Julia Clukey, Luger
    Shani Davis, Speed skater (long track)
    Bill Demong, Nordic combined skier
    Pete Fenson, Curler (skip)
    Lana Gehring, Speed skater (short track)
    Sarah Hendrickson, Ski jumper
    Steven Nyman, Alpine skier
    Noelle Pikus-Pace, Skeleton racer
    Amy Purdy, Snowboarder
    Heather Richardson, Speed skater (long track)
    Jessica Smith, Speed skater (short track)
    Evan Strong, Snowboarder
    Lindsay Van, Ski jumper
    Jeremy Wagner, Nordic skier

    Awaiting the appearance of figure skaters...

    ETA: I've gone ahead and started a new thread in GSD on this topic for the figure skaters: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...-photos-in-L-A
    Last edited by Sylvia; 04-24-2013 at 06:19 PM.
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    By my count, 94 winter athletes (including 14 figure skaters/ice dancers) were photographed in 5 days and 1491 images are published on Getty Images.

    In order to educate myself about the other Sochi Olympic hopefuls that were photographed (I only recognized a few names/medalists from the Vancouver Games), I've listed them below by sport.

    11 Alpine skiers:
    Stacey Cook
    Travis Ganong
    Ted Ligety
    Julia Mancuso
    Alice McKennis
    Steven Nyman
    Laurenne Ross
    Mikaela Shiffrin
    Leanne Smith
    Marco Sullivan
    Lindsey Vonn

    3 Paralympic Alpine skiers:
    Heath Calhoun (he was the U.S. flag bearer in the 2010 Vancouver Games opening ceremony);
    Alana Nichols (she won 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze in Vancouver);
    Danelle Umstead (2010 bronze medalist; she is sight-impaired and photographed with her guide/husband Rob Umstead).

    15 Snowboarders:
    Jamie Anderson
    Gretchen Bleiler
    Kelly Clark
    Kaitlyn Farrington
    Arielle Gold
    Chas Guldemond
    Elena Hight
    Nate Holland
    Lindsey Jacobellis
    Scotty Lago
    Amy Purdy
    Justin Reiter
    Evan Strong
    Hannah Teter
    Louie Vito

    2 Cross-country skiers:
    Andrew Newell
    Kikkan Randall

    14 Freestyle skiers & Freeskiers:
    Maddie Bowman
    Emily Cook
    Patrick Deneen
    Simon Dumont
    Grete Eliassen
    Dylan Ferguson
    Nick Goepper
    Keri Herman
    Hannah Kearney
    Gus Kenworthy
    Devin Logan
    Heather McPhie
    John Teller, Skier
    Torin Yater-Wallace

    Bill Demong, Nordic combined skier

    2 Ski jumpers:
    Lindsay Van
    Sarah Hendrickson

    3 Biathletes:
    Lowell Bailey
    Tim Burke
    Susan Dunklee

    Jeremy Wagner, Paralympic hopeful Nordic skier/Biathlete

    5 Bobsledders:
    Katie Eberling
    Jazmine Fenlator
    Steven Holcomb
    Steve Langton
    Elana Meyers

    3 Skeleton racers:
    John Daly
    Noelle Pikus-Pace
    Katie Uhlaender

    2 Curlers:
    Erika Brown
    Pete Fenson

    5 Women ice hockey players:
    Julie Chu
    Amanda Kessel
    Hilary Knight
    Jocelyne Lamoureaux
    Monique Lamoureaux

    Rico Roman, Paralympian hopeful sled hockey player

    3 Lugers:
    Julia Clukey
    Erin Hamlin
    Chris Mazdzer

    9 Speed skaters:
    Eddy Alvarez (short track)
    Brittany Bowe (long track)
    J. R. Celski (short track)
    Christopher Creveling (short track)
    Shani Davis (long track)
    Lana Gehring (short track)
    Patrick Meek (long track)
    Heather Richardson (long track)
    Jessica Smith (short track)
    Last edited by Sylvia; 05-04-2013 at 11:04 PM.

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