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Utah athletes compete at Beijing Winter Olympics

Downhill skiing
Nicolai Berntsen

With Utah’s reputation for snow and outdoor recreation, this is no surprise. Dozens of athletes who are from Utah or attended school in the state are competing in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, bobsled, figure skating, and speedskating, among others sports. Utah Olympians include both women and men, some of whom have competed in prior Olympic Games.

Caroline Long is a science reporter at UPR. She is curious about the natural world and passionate about communicating her findings with others. As a PhD student in Biology at Utah State University, she spends most of her time in the lab or at the coyote facility, studying social behavior. In her free time, she enjoys making art, listening to music, and hiking.