If you love bobsledding, skeleton, speed-skating, curling, or ice dancing, these are the international games for you.
“It’s a unique spectacle,” Niyo says of the games. “It will never stop being that.”
United States Olympic athletes come from across the country, but there are also a significant number from Michigan, especially in events such as ice skating and dancing.
“Detroit’s always been a bit of a Mecca for skating in the U.S.,” says Niyo. “Ice dancing…for more than the last decade has…found a home (in Michigan) with two significant coaches and then several athletes.”
“This year…all three teams for the U.S. in ice dancing will have a Michigan connection.”
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