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Why Can’t a City of 8 Million Produce a Single Olympic Athlete?

Thursday - 08/02/2018 10:54
New York may be the city of dreams but none of its residents will be fulfilling the dream to represent the United States in this year’s winter Olympics; Says the head of its skating club, ‘Nothing in New York City is cheap’
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Melanie Grayce West

Los Angeles has at least two. Houston counts one. So does Douglasville, Ga. But New York City, a cold-weather metropolis of 8.5 million people, came up empty in fielding a member of Team USA for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

According to an official team roster of the nearly 250 U.S. athletes who are expected to compete in the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, there are 19 athletes who hail from New York state. None name New York City as their hometown.

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