Let's face it - we're not exactly known for winter sports in North Carolina. Sure, there's some excellent skiing in the mountains, but that's about it. While the state is usually pretty well represented in the summer Olympics (we had 21 athletes from North Carolina in the 2012 London games with 9 from Charlotte), it's a different story for the winter games.
In fact, only three Olympians this year have ties to North Carolina - and all of them only resided here for a few years early in their lives. But if you're looking for a few members of Team USA to cheer a little harder for, here are your 2014 Sochi Olympians with North Carolina connections.