More than 100 Team USA athletes are registered already for the 2017 Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. The Summit, which is organized by the United States Olympic Committee, offers broadcast, print, internet and picture journalists the opportunity to access athletes from all winter sports, in a single location, prior to the Paralympic Games and the Winter Olympics.
Registered Athletes for the 2017 Media Summit
Jamie Anderson, the gold medalist of the Sochi 2014 slopestyle snowboarding competition, specs on the list of attendees for this year’s event which is scheduled to take place at the Grand Summit Hotel in Canyons Village from September 24 to September 27.
Anderson is joined by Kelly Clark, the gold medalist of the women’s halfpipe competition at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Other Olympic medalists that are currently registered for the event are Meghan Duggan (Ice Hockey), Ashley Wagner (Figure Skating), Nathan Chen (Figure Skating), Gracie Gold (Figure Skating), Lindsey Jacobellis (Snowboarding), Elana Meyer Taylor (Bobsledding), Ted Ligety (skiing), Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing), and Gus Kenworthly (Skiing).
As the Media Summit event date gets closer more athletes are set to be added to the list.
The head coaches of the U.S. Olympic men’s national ice hockey team, who are expected to be announced in early August, and Robb Stauber, head coach of the U.S. Olympic women’s national ice hockey team, will be in attendance of the event.
Since 1988 the USOC has hosted the USA Team Media Summit before each Olympic Games.
Previous host cities have included New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Colorado Springs, Atlanta, Chicago, Salt Lake City and Park City.
Flashback to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games
Park City served an important role when Salt Lake City was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Park City staged several events during this time, including snowboarding and Alpine skiing.
Fast Forward to the 2014 Sochi Games
Prior to the 2014 Sochi Games, Park City hosted the USA Team Media Summit, where Team America ranked fourth at the media table with 9 gold medals, 12 bronze medals, and 7 silver medals.
This article was sourced from Inside the Games.