Comcast announces the 13 Team USA athletes it is sponsoring for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2018, to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea.

“We’re proud to support these incredible athletes for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018,” says Matt Lederer, executive director of partnership marketing at Comcast, in a media release.

“Behind these incredible athletes are inspiring stories of hard work, dedication, victory, and defeat. As they head out to compete against the best athletes in the world, we are honored to bring their friends, family, communities and all Americans closer to every Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games moment in new and innovative ways on their TVs and across devices.”

The 13 athletes are: Jamie Anderson, US Snowboarder, from South Lake Tahoe, Calif; Gus Kenworthy, US Freestyle Skier, from Telluride, Colo; Jessie Diggins, US Cross-Country Skier, from Afton, Minn; Elana Meyers Taylor, US Bobsledder, from Douglasville, Ga; Hilary Knight, US Ice Hockey Player, from Sun Valley, Idaho; and Red Gerard, US Snowboarder, from Cleveland.

The athletes, continued, are: Danelle Umstead, US Alpine Skier, from Taos, NM; Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux, US Ice Hockey Players and twin sisters, from Grand Forks, ND; Rico Roman, US Sled Hockey Player, from Portland, Ore; Declan Farmer, US Sled Hockey Player, from Tampa, Fla; Torin Yater-Wallace, US Free-Style Skier, from Aspen, Colo; and Joey Mantia, US Speedskater, from Ocala, Fla.

Comcast is an official partner of the United States Olympic Committee through 2020, which includes the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games Tokyo 2020, per the release.

[Source(s): Comcast, Business Wire]