Oregon is well represented on the Olympic team in PyeongChang. Four call Bend home. Two are competing for other countries.
Ben Ferguson of Bend will compete in the halfpipe. This is his first trip to the Olympics. His younger brother Gabe just missed making the team. Slideshow of Ben And watch the qualifying is on Monday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. Pacific time.
Photos: Ben Ferguson -- from Bend, Oregon to PyeongChang
Laurenne Ross went to high school in Klamath Falls and now calls Bend home. She is expected to compete in alpine combined and super G. Ross also attended the University of Oregon. Slideshow of Laurenne Watch the Women's Super G on Friday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.
Road to South Korea: Oregon's Laurenne Ross heads to PyeongChang
Olympic veteran Tommy Ford of Bend returns to the games after finishing 26th in the giant slalom at Vancouver in 2010. A crash while recreational skiing kept him out of the Sochi games. He's a big Wu Tang Clan fan. Slideshow of Tommy And watch Tommy Ford try to qualify on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.
Photos: Bend's Tommy Ford and his road to Pyeongchang
Kent Callister of Bend will compete for Australia in the halfpipe. His family moved from that country to Central Oregon in 2005. Callister also competed at Sochi. His great uncle Cyril Callister invented Vegemite. Slideshow of Kent And watch the qualifying is on Monday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. Pacific time.
Photos: Kent Callister's road to PyeongChang
Barlow High School has a connection to the games through Sam Michener, track athlete turned bobsled pusher and brakeman. Small world. A rival runner from Idaho from a decade ago drives Michener's bobsled. Photos of Sam
Road to South Korea: Oregon bobsledder Sam Michener
The Philippines is sending one athlete to the PyeongChang games, Lincoln High School senior Asa Miller. The Portland teen has dual citizenship through his mother. He learned to race at Mount Hood Meadow. One of his coaches is four-time Olympian AJ Kitt, who now lives in Hood River. Slideshow of Asa And watch Asa try to qualify on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.
Photos: Portland's Asa Miller will compete for the Philippines in PyeongChang
Photos: Road to South Korea -- Oregon's Jackie Wiles
Keep an eye on Simidele Adeagbo, if you can, as she hits 80 mph in the skeleton competition. The Nigerian, who worked here for Nike for several years, first picked up a skeleton sled on Sept. 12, 2017. Read a Nike biography about her remarkable decision to learn this dangerous sport. Slideshow of Simidele