Support the Empire State's Olympians as they compete in Sochi!


    The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are in full swing, and as we follow the Games and root for our country’s athletes, I wanted to let you know that there many New Yorkers that are participating.


    Overall, 18 athletes from New York State are competing in the Winter Olympics:


    (Name, Hometown, Sport)


    Lowell Bailey, Lake Placid, Men’s Biathlon


    Dustin Brown, Ithaca, Men’s Ice Hockey


    Tim Burke, Paul Smiths, Men’s Biathlon


    Ryan Callahan, Rochester, Men’s Ice Hockey


    Annelies Cook, Saranac Lake, Women’s Biathlon


    John Daly, Smithtown, Men’s Skeleton


    Billy Demong, Vermontville, Men’s Nordic Combined


    Peter Frenette, Saranac Lake, Men’s Ski Jumping


    Jamie Greubel, Lake Placid, Women’s Bobsled


    Erin Hamlin, Remsen, Women’s Luge


    Jimmy Howard, Ogdensburg, Men’s Ice Hockey


    Patrick Kane, Buffalo, Men’s Ice Hockey


    Aidan Kelly, West Islip, Men’s Luge


    Chris Mazdzer, Saranac Lake, Men’s Luge


    Matt Mortensen, Huntington Station, Men’s Luge


    Brooks Orpik, Amherst, Men’s Ice Hockey


    Josephine Pucci, Pearl River, Women’s Ice Hockey


    Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, Men’s Skiing



    I would also like to congratulate Erin Hamlin from Remsen, NY, on her recent bronze medal for the Luge Women’s Single event. Great Job Erin!!


    As New Yorkers and Americans, we should try to honor and support all of our Olympic athletes who represent our nation at the Olympic Games.