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Top Ten Hot Male U.S. Athletes to Watch in Sochi [PHOTOS]

I am all set to start watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi this week. I’ve put together this list of the hottest U.S. male athletes you should keep an eye on.

Steve Langton

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Steve is 30 and you will see him on the US Bobsled team. His brother, Chris is also in Sochi for bobsledding.

David Backes

Portrait of Backes
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David is 29 and is one of the stars on the US Ice Hockey team. He loves to travel and has a pilot’s license so he can hit the road whenever he wants. He’s the captain of the St. Louis Blues. He has a soft heart and has launched Athletes for Animals, which works to promote pet adoptions.

Zach Parise

AHL All Star Game
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Zach is 29 and is a new dad. He and his wife just had twins. He’s also on the US Ice Hockey team.

Ryan Callahan

New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils
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The 28 year old is from Rochester, New York and is one of three New York Rangers players on the U.S. hockey team.

Shani Davis

World Sprint Speed Skating Championships
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He’s one of the most famous of all of the U.S. athletes. He’s 31 and is expected to be a contender in speed skating. He is the first black athlete from any country to win an individual gold medal at the Winter Games.

Taylor Gold

Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships - Day 3
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Gold will try to edge out the heavy favorite Shaun White to win a medal. The snowboarder will also have some serious moral support with him in Sochi, his younger sister, Arielle also qualified for the U.S. snowboarding team.

Bode Miller

USOC Media Summit
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At 36, Miller is one of the oldest members of the U.S. team. He’s on the ski team and this will be his fifth Olympics — a record for a U.S. skier.

Eddy Alvarez

USOC Portrait Shoot
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Eddy started out as an inline skater on the streets of South Beach, Miami, but switched to speed skating.

John Daly

Olympic Preview - Day -1
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

This is the daredevil athlete. He will compete in the skeleton race. It’s a tiny sled-like device that you lay down on and go head first down a track at more than 80 miles an hour.

Ted Ligety

Men's Super G - Alpine FIS Ski World Championships
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Ted has won five Olympic medals and four World Cup golds and he’s considered the U.S. athlete to watch at the Sochi games.


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