San Diego to Sochi: U.S. Olympians

Olympic hopefuls who stopped in San Diego County to train at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista on the way to Sochi.

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The United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista hosted several of the U.S. Olympic hopefuls on their journey to competition in Sochi.
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Ice Hockey player Julie Chu and the U.S. women's ice hockey team trained in Chula Vista before their Olympic run.
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Seamus O'Connor competes in the Men's Slopestyle Qualification during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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The parents of Seamus O'Connor (R) live in Point Loma and run a business in Ramona.
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Erik Fisher of the U.S. Men's Alpine Ski Team trained in San Diego as part of his preparation for the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
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Luger Chris Mazdzer, seen posing for his official portrait in April 2013, also used the training center in Chula Vista as part of his training.
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Ski jumper Lindsey Van will be competing in her first Olympics in Sochi after training with the staff and other athletes at centers in Colorado and Chula Vista.
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The Chula Vista Olympic Training Center was one of the stops for David Chodounsky of the U.S. Men's Alpine Ski Team on his way to Sochi.
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Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Holcomb traveled to San Diego to train for his return to Olympic competition in the bobsled competition.
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Holcomb opted to train on the track at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista in the gorgeous August sunshine.
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Shani Davis, no stranger to Olympic competition, stopped in San Diego as he prepared to compete in Sochi, Russia.
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Nolan Kasper of the U.S. Men's Alpine Ski Team was one of many Sochi-bound athletes who used the training facilities in Chula Vista.
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Ski jumper Jessica Jerome will be competing in her first Olympics thanks to the help of training staff at centers in Colorado and Chula Vista, Calif.
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Nicholas Fairall reacts to a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for Sochi 2014 along with (lL-R) Peter Frenette and Anders Johnson - all three men worked on strength and endurance training at the Chula Vista OTC.
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Hilary Knight (L) and Meghan Duggan with the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team spent some time in San Diego training for their trip to Sochi.
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(L-R) Elana Meyers and Lolo Jones pose on the podium in Winterberg, Germany. Meyers has been a resident at the OTC as part of her training in bobsled.
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Elana Meyers (L) earned a bronze medal with teammate Erin Pac in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
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Snowboarder Chas Guldemond will compete in the Olympics this February after training with the staff and other athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
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Ice Hockey player Amanda Kessel poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit. She and her teammates used the training center in Chula Vista as they prepared to compete in Sochi.
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(L-R) Samantha Retrosia, Erin Hamlin, Preston Griffall during the Opening Ceremony of the Turin 2006 Olympic Games. Griffall and Hamlin will compete in luge again in Sochi and trained at the OTC in Chula Vista.
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Ski jumper Nicholas Fairall, pictured at the U.S. Olympic trials in Park City, Utah, Sunday, Dec. 29, also stopped in San Diego on his journey to Sochi.
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Goalie Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle poses in 2009. She'll be back competing in Sochi thanks to the time spent training ate the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.
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Katie Uhlaender from the USA smiles at the finish after the second run of the women's Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, Germany, Friday Jan. 4, 2013. Uhlaender spent some time in San Diego training for Sochi.
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Katie Uhlaender trained out of the OTC in Colorado Springs but spent some time here in San Diego County with the folks at the center in Chula Vista.
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(L-R) Jessica Smith and Emily Scott will compete in Sochi Russia for U.S. Speed Skating. They both trained in Chula Vista at the Olympic Training Center as part of their journey.
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Gigi Marvin, pictured here in 2009, will return to Olympic competition on the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey Team. She and her teammates spent some time training in San Diego.
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Double luge athletes Matthew Mortensen (front) and Preston Griffall both trained at the Chula Vista OTC on their way to Sochi.
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Goalie Molly Schaus stopped in San Diego on her way to Sochi to compete with the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey team.
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(L-R) Christian Niccum and Jayson Terdiman celebrate their nomination to the US Olympic team n December 2013. The duo trained with the help of staff at the OTC in Chula Vista.
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Ice Hockey players Monique Lamoureux (L) and Jocelyne Lamoureux visited the OTC as part of their training along with their teammates.
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Olympic bronze medalist J.R. Celski rfeturns to the speed skating track for Sochi with the help of strength training and conditioning he learned at Olympic Training Center Chula Vista.
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Goalie Jessie Vetter joined her ice hockey teammates in Chula Vista to prepare for Sochi's cold weather and grueling competition.
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Bode Miller after winning the gold medal in the Men's super-combined, at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Miller lives in Southern California and visited the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center during his prep for Sochi.
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