Winter Olympic Parents
This year's Olympians are descending on Vancouver, Canada, in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics, which opens on Friday, Feb. 12. Among Team USA this year are many dads and a few moms who will be competing in competitions from bobsledding to figure skating. Who are they?
Is your family getting into the Olympic spirit? With the 2010 Olympics beginning today, the coverage of the international sporting competition is kicking into high gear. People across the U.S. will be able to tune in to see American Olympians competing in favorite winter sports like skiing, snowboardcross and skating. Among those tuning in will be some very special younger viewers: the children of some of this year's Team USA members.
So, where do the children of Olympic athletes watch from? Some stay home or with family members -- like Holden Ladwig, the five-month-old son of pairs figure skater Mark Ladwig. Holden will be staying with his grandparents while Mark's wife, Janet, travels to Vancouver for the games.
Others, like Lasse Schleper, the son of alpine skier Sarah Schleper, will travel with his parents to the games for a first-hand view of the international competition.
Olympic dads to watch
There are quite a few dads traveling to Vancouver this winter to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here are some to watch.
Sport: Figure Skating - Pairs
Sport: Alpine skiing
Sport: Freestyle Skiing - Skicross
Sport: Ice Hockey
Sport: Cross Country Skiing
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