SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Eleven Illinois athletes are competing in the Winter Olympics that begin Thursday in Sochi, Russia. Here's a look at the Illinois members of the U.S. Olympic team.
— Megan Bozek, 22, hockey, Buffalo Grove: A member of the U.S. women's national ice hockey team. This is her first Olympics. Attended University of Minnesota.
— Jason Brown, 19, figure skating, Highland Park: Has medaled in national and world championships. This is his first Olympics. Student at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
— Kendall Coyne, 21, hockey, Palos Heights: A member of the U.S. women's national ice hockey team. This is her first Olympics. Student at Northeastern University in Boston.
— Shani Davis, 31, speed skating, Chicago: Two-time Olympic gold medalist in 2006 and 2010. Two-time Olympic silver medalist in 2006 and 2010. This is his third Olympics.
— Aja Evans, 25, bobsled, Chicago: Competed in track and field at the University of Illinois. This is her first Olympics.