FAQ Follow On:Twitter Google+ Facebook Tumblr subscribe by RSS or Email

Portraits of 2014 Winter Olympians

|

With just four months to go, people around the world are preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Athletes have been in training all year, and Olympic team assignments are being completed. Earlier this year, Olympic team members and hopefuls from Britain, Australia, and the U.S. sat for a wide range of portraits. Here are some of the resulting images of athletes who will be competing in Sochi next February. (See also: Sochi 2014: An Olympic Preview.) [35 photos]

Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate  Choose:
Paralympic snowboarder Evan Strong poses during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah, on October 1, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)
Paralympic snowboarder Evan Strong poses during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah, on October 1, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)
Sami Kennedy-Sim of Australia, during a portrait session on June 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Kennedy-Sim, recovering from a stroke earlier this year, is aiming to qualify for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in the Ski-Cross event for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
Joel Fearon, a brakeman for the Great Britain bobsleigh squad, prior to a training run at Bath University in Bath, England, on August 9, 2013. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images) #
Olympic skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender, in Park City, Utah, on October 1, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
2014 United States Olympic Winter Games figure skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) #
Alex Ferlazzo of Australia, during a portrait session on May 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. At the time, Ferlazzo, from Townsville in Far North Queensland, was close to qualifying for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in the Luge event in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
U.S. Olympic Winter Games bobsledder Katie Eberling, on September 30, 2013 in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) #
2014 Paralympic sled hockey player, Rico Roman. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
U.S. Olympic Winter Games figure skating competitor Max Aaron. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) #
Australian snowboarder Steph Magiros, during a portrait session on September 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Magiros is aiming to qualify for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in snowboard half-pipe. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) #
USA Olympic Winter Games Bobsledder Curt Tomasevicz. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) #
From left, U.S. Olympic Winter Games Bobsledders Steve Langton, Chris Fogt, Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Holcomb, at the 2013 Team USA Media Summit on September 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) #
Olympic skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Olympic skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace, during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Australian speed skater Daniel Greig, during a portrait session on June 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) #
Bobsledder Aja Evans, during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, on September 29, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Harry How/Getty Images) #
U.S. Olympic Winter Games Skeleton competitor John Daly. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) #
Para-Snowboarder Amy Purdy poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit, on October 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) #
U.S. Olympic Winter Games paralympic nordic skier Jeremy Wagner in Park City, Utah, on October 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) #
Eve Muirhead of Team GB Winter Olympic Women's Curling Team, at Bath University during the Team GB Winter Olympic Media Summit, on August 9, 2013. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images) #
Sarah Adams, a brakewoman for the Great Britain women's bobsleigh squad sprints during a Team GB baseline evaluation day on June 1, 2013 in Bath, England. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images) #
John Jackson, a driver in the Great Britain bobsleigh squad, shows the strain as he lifts weights during a Team GB bobsleigh weight training session on May 21, 2013 in Loughborough, England. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images) #
Australian Ski Cross athlete Anton Grimus, at the Mount Buller Ski Resort, Australia, on August 12, 2013. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images) #
Alex Ferlazzo of Australia, during a portrait session on May 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. At the time, Ferlazzo was close to qualifying for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in the Luge event in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
Olympic freestyle skier David Wise visualizes a run during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah, on October 1, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Astrid Radjenovic (left) and Jana Pittman, during an Australian Women's Bobsleigh Team Portrait Session on March 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
Belle Brockhoff of Australia, during a portrait session on June 21, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Brockhoff is aiming to qualify for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in the Snowboard Cross event. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
Olympic speed skater Patrick Meek, during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit on September 30, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Olympic slopestyle freestyle skier Keri Herman, during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Peter Speight of the Great Britain Freeski Team rides a rail during a Team GB Freeski and Freestyle Snowboard Media Day in Manchester, England, on September 18, 2013. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images) #
Olympic bobsledder Lolo Jones, in Park City, Utah, on September 30, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Nate Johnstone of Australia, during a portrait session on May 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Johnstone is aiming to qualify for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in the Snowboard Halfpipe event. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold, in Park City, Utah, on September 30, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Alex Fitch of Australia, on May 16, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Fitch is aiming to qualify for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in the Snowboard Halfpipe event. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
Freeskier Nick Goepper poses during the USOC Portrait Shoot in West Hollywood, California, on April 25, 2013. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

Related links and information

Previous gallery | Next gallery | View All Back to top

Recent Entries

Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

blog comments powered by Disqus

On Newsstands Now

Subscribe and SAVE 65%
10 issues JUST $2.45/COPY

The Atlantic Monthly

Secrets of the creative brain, inside the Lennon-McCartney collaboration, Afghanistan after Karzai, why cartoon mothers are all dead, and more