Colorado Springs is considered the Olympic City for good reason. Not only because of the Olympic Training Center and substantial Olympic presence throughout the city but also because Colorado is a world-class location to train no matter what the sport. The average elevation in Colorado is 6,800 feet making it a superb place for athletes to train. This may be one of the reasons the State of Colorado had more athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympics than any other state:
- Colorado - 31 athletes
- California - 22 athletes
- Minnesota - 19 athletes
- New York - 18 athletes
- Utah - 16 athletes
Most of these athletes reside in Colorado cities such as Steamboat Springs, Aspen, and Telluride. Silverthorne has a couple as well. Including Red Gerard who won the Gold medal for the men's snowboard slopestyle. The 17-year-old showed off his incredible acrobatics. Check out Red's Gold medal slopestyle run where he sticks every trick.
Additionally, a few other Colorado Athletes came home with medals. Lindsey Vonn won the Bronze in downhill and Mikaela Shiffrin won two medals, one silver in the Alpine women's combined event and a gold in the giant slalom.
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