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Bigger Than Ever, And More Diverse: Team USA At The 2018 Winter Olympics

The U.S. squad, 242 strong, has more women than ever. It also includes 10 African-Americans, 11 Asian-Americans and the first two openly gay athletes to compete for the U.S. at a Winter Olympics.
The United States team walks in the Parade of Athletes during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday. The team has more athletes than any nation at the Games and it's the most diverse of any U.S. winter squad, in terms of both race and gender. There are 108 women on the team, more than any other U.S. Winter Olympics team in the past. Source: Quinn Rooney

Team USA is bringing more athletes to Pyeongchang (242) than any nation ever has to a Winter Olympics. This year's team is also the most diverse of any U.S. winter squad, in terms of both race and gender: The 108 women on the 2018 team are the most of any U.S. team at a Winter Games.

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