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US names 223 to Olympic team; 4 athletes are 5-timers

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The 223-person U.S. Olympic roster revealed Monday includes four athletes making their fifth trip to the Games: Shaun White and Lindsey Jacobellis in snowboarding, Katie Uhlaender in skeleton and John Shuster in curling.

There are 114 men, 108 women and one athlete who identifies as nonbinary — figure skater Timothy LeDuc — on the roster. The 223 athletes make up the second-biggest contingent the U.S. has ever sent to the Games. The opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics is Feb. 4, with some of the curling action beginning on Feb. 2.

Most athletes had already been nominated by their respective sports for the Olympic team. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's announcement makes their spots official.

On Monday night, Anna Hoffman was given a quota spot for women's ski jumping. Hoffmann won the U.S. Olympic ski jumping trials last month and she becomes the only American woman in the Olympic ski jumping competition.

There are 131 U.S. athletes making their debuts. Among the 92 veterans, 39 have already won medals. That includes White, who could become only the second person to win individual gold medals at four separate Winter Olympics, joining speedskater Ireen Wust of the Netherlands.

Mikaela Shiffrin comes into Beijing with two gold medals. If she wins one more, she'll snap a tie with Ted Ligety and Andrea Mead-Lawrence for the most of all American Alpine skiers.

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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Four athletes return for the 5th time

Four athletes are making their fifth trip to the Olympic Games in 2022: Shaun White and Lindsey Jacobellis in snowboarding, Katie Uhlaender in skeleton and John Shuster in curling.

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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White, of the United States, speaks at a news conference at the 20…

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FILE - Shaun White, of the United States, executes a trick in the snowboarding halfpipe finals, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, during the Dew Tour at …

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Lindsey Jacobellis from the U.S. celebrates her victory in the snowboard cross event at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in…

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Lindsey Jacobellis from the U.S. competes to win the snowboard cross event at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischbe…

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Winter Olympic snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis has learned to embrace her fears and critics as she embarks on her journey to PyeongChang 2018!

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United States Olympic Winter Games skeleton hopeful Katie Uhlaender poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit Monday, Sept. 25, 2…

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Katie Uhlaender of United States starts her first run during the women's skeleton competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Sout…

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Katie Uhlaender explains the different feelings she has when going down the skeleton track and her decision to also participate in the sport o…

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United States Olympic Winter Games John Shuster, with curling team, poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit Tuesday, Sept. 26, …

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FILE - Team Shuster's John Shuster slides the stone while competing against Team Dropkin at the U.S. Olympic Curling Team Trials at Baxter Are…

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