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113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 381


Congratulating the athletes from the United States who participated in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games as members of the United States Olympic Team.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 11, 2014

Mr. Thune (for himself, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Bennet, and Mr. Hatch) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Congratulating the athletes from the United States who participated in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games as members of the United States Olympic Team.

    Whereas the 2014 Olympic Winter Games were held in Sochi, Russia from February 7, 2014, to February 23, 2014;

    Whereas 230 Olympians competed on behalf of Team USA in Sochi, Russia;

    Whereas members of Team USA earned 28 medals in total for the United States, including 9 gold medals, 7 silver medals, and 12 bronze medals;

    Whereas Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest woman ever to win the gold medal in the Women’s Slalom;

    Whereas Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy, and Nicholas Goepper swept the podium in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle;

    Whereas Erin Hamlin won the United States' first-ever medal in the Women’s Singles Luge;

    Whereas Lindsey Van, Jessica Jerome, and Sarah Hendrickson became the first American women to compete in ski jumping in an Olympic Winter Games;

    Whereas Ted Ligety became the first American man to win the gold medal in the Giant Slalom, and became the first American man to win 2 gold medals in Alpine Skiing;

    Whereas Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the United States’ first-ever gold medal in Ice Dancing;

    Whereas the people of the United States stand united in respect and admiration for Olympians, and the athletic accomplishments, sportsmanship, and dedication of those athletes to excellence in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games;

    Whereas the many accomplishments of Team USA Olympians would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of many others, including the United States Olympic Committee, the relevant United States national governing bodies, and the many administrators, coaches, and family members who provided critical support for the athletes; and

    Whereas David Wise and Maddie Bowman both won the United States’ first-ever gold medals in the events of Men and Women's Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate extends sincere congratulations for the accomplishments and gratitude for the sacrifices of all athletes throughout the United States on the United States Olympic Team and to everyone who supported the efforts of those athletes at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.