Reichert, Colleagues Show Support for Team USA During Olympic Winter Games

Feb 10, 2018

Washington, DC - Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), and Tom Rooney (R-FL), the four co-chairs of the Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus, released the following statement congratulating the 242 athletes of Team USA as they begin competition at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games:

“As co-chairs of the Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus, we are excited for our 242 athletes to participate in this year’s games in PyeongChang, South Korea. This team, which has members hailing from 32 states, will be the largest athlete delegation for any nation in the history of the Olympic Winter Games. Our Olympic athletes have tirelessly worked for the honor of representing our nation at the highest level. We look forward to cheering on Team USA as they compete for gold in all 15 sport disciplines. The Olympics is a testament to the power of international competition to unite us in common spirit, and the games act as a reminder that we can achieve our dreams with courage and determination.”

This year’s Olympic Winter Games are taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea, sister city to Auburn, Washington, Rep. Reichert’s hometown and located in Washington’s Eighth District. Washington sends its support to local Team USA athletes - cross country skiers Sadie Bjornsen and Erik Bjornsen from Winthrop, WA and short track speed skaters J.R. Celski and Aaron Tran from Federal Way, WA.