The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea begin this week and Minnesota will be about as well represented as any state in USA.
According to The Hill's Reid Wilson, Minnesota ranks third among U.S. states with 20 athletes in the winter games. Only Colorado (31) and California (22) have more.
The 20 from Minnesota
Here they are, listed in alphabetical order.
- Will Borgen – Moorhead – hockey
- Hannah Brandt – Vadnis Heights – hockey
- Dani Cameranesi – Plymouth – hockey
- Cory Christianson – Duluth – curling
- Tyler George – Duluth – curling
- Aileen Geving – Duluth – curling
- Jessie Diggins – Afton – cross-country skiing
- Rosie Frankowski – Minneapolis – cross-country skiing
- Annie Hart – Stillwater – cross-country skiing
- John Landsteiner – Duluth – curling
- Gigi Marvin – Warroad – hockey
- Sidney Morin – Minnetonka – hockey
- Leif Nordgren – Marine – biathalon
- Kelly Pannek – Plymouth – hockey
- Tabitha Peterson – St. Paul – curling
- Joe Polo – Duluth – curling
- Maddie Rooney – Andover – hockey
- Lee Stecklein – Roseville – hockey
- Ryan Stoa – Bloomington – hockey
- Lindsey Vonn – St. Paul – alpine skiing
Here's how many Minnesotans are participating by competition:
- Women's hockey: 7
- Women's curling: 3
- Men's curling: 3
- Women's cross-country skiing: 3
- Men's hockey: 2
- Biathalon: 1
- Alpine skiing: 1
How to watch the Olympics
There's a massive time difference from the United States to South Korea, so catching Friday's Opening Ceremony live means you'll have to be awake from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. local time.
The Olympics actually begin on Thursday, a day before the Opening Ceremony, and they run through Sunday, Feb. 25.
NBC Universal (NBC, NBCSN, etc.) will have complete coverage. Check out detailed TV listings at Detailed TV listings at NBCOlympics.com.
We recommend following the full events calendar right here to see when your favorite sports are scheduled.