USSA http://aspenpublicradio.org en Road to Sochi: Athletes Face Fierce Competition to Land a Spot on Olympic Team http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-athletes-face-fierce-competition-land-spot-olympic-team <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our series continues this week with a look at how winter athletes are chosen for the U.S. Olympic team. The competition is fierce. Athletes who train together often become competitors. There&rsquo;s a set of guidelines athletes must meet to grab one of a handful of open spots in each event, whether it&rsquo;s cross-country team sprint, snowboard half-pipe or alpine super-G. Aspen Public Radio&#39;s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talked to Tom Kelly with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, or </span>USSA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, about the process.</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:12:45 +0000 Marci Krivonen 8213 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Athletes Face Fierce Competition to Land a Spot on Olympic Team