Dartmouth has Strong Showing for Olympics in PyeongChang

Feb 6, 2018

Sophie Caldwell, Dartmouth Class of 2012, finished 6th in the freestyle sprint at Sochi in 2014, the best finish in history at the Olympics by a US female cross-country skier. She'll be competing again this year.
Credit Dennis Curran / Courtesy of Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College will have a strong presence at this year's winter Olympic Games, opening Friday in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Fifteen former or current students will be competing – a high tally, even for a school that's regularly represented in the winter events. 

Cami Thompson Graves, director of skiing at the college, said she'll be watching with excitement, in part because several women she's personally coached will be racing. "I don't know which one it's going to be, but I think one of them will do something special,” she said.

Over the years, Dartmouth athletes have medaled 28 times in the Games. As the college points out, that's more than many countries.