As the world spotlight turns to Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in February and March, Mormon Times would like to highlight members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who will be competing in the games. Please send their names, country and the sport they are competing in to [email protected].
In the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, 10 LDS athletes from three countries were on rosters. They included Noelle Pikus-Pace, who raced to a silver in the women's skeleton; Australia's Torah Bright, who earned silver in the women's snowboard halfpipe, and bobsledder Chris Fogt, who was the brakeman on the bronze medal-winning USA-1 Night Train 2 sled.
In the 2010 Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, there were eight athletes from three countries on rosters. They included medalists Bright, who brought home a gold medal in women's halfpipe, and Canadian bobsledder David Bissett, who won bronze in the four-man bobsled.