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Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Mikaela Shiffrin

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Friday’s incredible performance in the women’s slalom gold medal final by 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin has everyone talking, much to the delight of family back in New England. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Devin Logan

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Growing up as the kid sister to her freeskiing brothers, Devin Logan always wanted to be a part of the action. So it only seemed natural when she picked up halfpipe and slopestyle skiing. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Julie Chu

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Julie Chu, the only member of the U.S. women's national team over the age of the 30, is a veteran of the Olympics scene, having made her debut by winning a silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake Games. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Alex Carpenter

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Alex Carpenter, a junior at Boston College, is one of the youngest players on the U.S. women's national team.  More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Meghan Duggan

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Meghan Duggan, the captain of the U.S. women's national team since November, 2013, is a 26-year-old forward who won a silver medal in her Olympic debut at the 2010 Olympics. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Heroes - Alex and Maia Shibutani

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At their debut at the World Championships in 2011, Shibutani and sister Maia were bronze medalists in a breakout performance, though they slipped to eighth in both 2012 and 2013. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero: Steve Langton

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It's the second time around for bobsledder Steve Langton and the 30-year-old from Melrose is feeling good. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Chris Mazdzer

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Chris Mazdzer is not only an Olympian, he has the rare honor of being first luge athlete nominated to the 2014 team. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Kelly Clark

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Kelly Clark of West Dover, Vt. has been on the mountain since she was a child. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Marissa Castelli

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Local athletes, Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, will be heading to the Winter Olympics in Sochi this February. Marissa and Simon will be competing in the pairs figure skating competition.

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Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Simon Shnapir

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Local athletes, Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, will be heading to the Winter Olympics in Sochi this February. Marissa and Simon will be competing in the pairs figure skating competition. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Julia Krass

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Julia Krass has smooth and determined style. She hits rails with ease and confidence, and takes jumps on with no fear. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Chris Mazdzer

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Mazdzer grew up riding down the Lake Placid track for fun, and realized his dream by qualifying for the Vancouver Games, where he placed 13th. A three-time U.S. champion, Mazdzer was sixth at the World Championships in 2013 and then 12th at a World Cup event in Sochi, held on the same track the 2014 Games will use in February. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Bode Miller

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Bode Miller, who is aiming to become the first American skier to compete at five Games, is coming off his strongest Olympics to date. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Steve Langton

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As John Napier's brakeman Langton was 10th at the Vancouver Games, but joined Steven Holcomb's four-man "Night Train Squared" team the next season, a new addition to the team that captured gold in 2010. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Molly Schaus

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Molly Schaus is a goalie on the U.S. women's national team who won a silver medal in her Olympic debut at Vancouver in 2010, earning the win and stopping all five shots she faced in her only appearance of the Games, against China. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Michelle Picard

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Michelle Picard is a 20-year-old defenseman who graduated up to the U.S. women's national team three years ago, after previously serving as captain of the U18 Team. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Kacey Bellamy

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Kacey Bellamy is an American defenseman who has been a major part of the U.S. women's national team since 2008, who won a silver medal in her Olympic debut at Vancouver in 2010. More>>

Sochi Olympics 2014 Hometown Hero - Hannah Kearney

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She's going back to the Olympic Games for the third time and this mogul skier says that experience gives her a leg up. More>>

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