U.S. bringing record 230 athletes to Sochi Olympics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States will bring 230 athletes to the Sochi Olympics, the largest delegation ever for any country at the Winter Games.

The previous record was 216 by the U.S. in 2010 in Vancouver.

Todd Lodwick in Nordic combined will become the first American to compete in six Winter Olympics. Lodwick’s teammate Billy Demong and skier Bode Miller are headed to their fifth. Only three U.S. Winter Olympians other than Lodwick had previously accomplished that feat.

The U.S. Olympic Committee said Monday that of the 106 returning Olympians, 49 have won medals — 13 of them gold.

Miller has won five medals and needs three more to tie short-track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno as the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian. Snowboarder Shaun White and speedskater Shani Davis could become the first American men to win gold in the same event in three straight Winter Games.

Two women’s bobsled push athletes, hurdler Lolo Jones and sprinter Lauryn Williams, become the ninth and 10th Americans to compete at both the Winter and Summer Olympics.

The oldest member of the team is 46-year-old curler Ann Swishelm while the youngest is 15-year-old freestyle skier Maggie Voisin.

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