We think that Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams will be chosen for the Sochi 2014 US Olympic bobsled team tonite. We had a post the other day about Winter / Summer Olympians (see here), in which we noted that this has occurred 128 times in the past – 23 women and 105 men.
So how often has it occurred for United States Olympians? Previously 8 times, as follows:
USA Winter / Summer Olympians
Athlete Gdr Summer Winter
Connie Carpenter-Phinney F CYC-1984 SSK-1972
Connie Paraskevin-Young F CYC-1988/92/96 SSK-1984
Chris Witty F CYC-2000 SSK-1994-06
Eddie Eagan M BOX-1920/24 BOB-1932
Art Longsjo, Jr. M CYC-1956 SSK-1956
Arnold Uhrlass M CYC-1964 SSK-1960
Willie Davenport M ATH-1964/68/72/76 BOB-1980
David Gilman M CAN-1976/84 LUG-1984
Could it be 10 after tonite? Well, not technically – they actually have to compete first for it to count as a Summer / Winter Olympian, so that will be a few weeks away. But Lolo Jones competed in track & field athletics (high hurdles) at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, and Lauryn Williams competed in athletics (100 metres and 4×100 relay) at London in 2012, so its likely they will soon be added to the above list.