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.