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Georg Hackl, Germany
Age: 39Born: Sept. 9, 1966Sport: Luge
Height: 5'8"  Weight: 174 Pounds   

•  Years on team: 21
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - silver; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - gold; 1994 at Lillehammer, Norway - gold; 1992 at Albertville, France - gold; 1988 at Calgary, Alberta - silver.
•  World Championships: 2005 - silver. 2004 - silver. 2003 - 16th. 2001 - silver. 2000 - bronze. 1997 - gold. 1996 - silver. 1995 - silver. 1993 - silver. 1991 - gold. 1990 - gold. 1989 - gold. 1987 - 15th. 1985 - 11th.
•  World Cup: 2006 - 5th. 2005 - silver. 2004 - silver. 2003 - silver. 2002 - bronze. 2001 - silver. 2000 - bronze. 1999 - silver. 1998 - 4th. 1997 - 11th. 1996 - bronze. 1995 - 7th. 1994 - bronze. 1993 - silver. 1992 - bronze. 1991 - silver. 1990 - gold. 1989 - gold. 1988 - 6th. 1987 - 8th. 1986 - 5th. 1985 - 7th. 1984 - 41st.
•  Other career highlights: Only Olympian to win five medals in the same individual event; only singles luger to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals; had the four fastest times of all competitors at the 1998 Nagano Games.
Jamie Hagerman, United States
Age: 24Born: May 7, 1981Sport: Women's Hockey
Height: 5'9"  Weight: 170 Pounds   

•  Position: Defenseman
•  Shoots: Right
•  College: Harvard
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  International career highlights: Had one assist and plus-5 rating for gold medal-winning team at the 2005 World Championship; led Team USA with plus-8 rating at 2005 Four Nations Cup in Finland; participated in six USA Hockey National Women's Festivals (1998, 2000-05).
•  Other career highlights: Played all but one game during four seasons at Harvard from 1999-2003; as senior in 2002-03, anchored Harvard defense that allowed 1.47 goals per game, the lowest in the nation; as junior in 2001-02, won Harvard's John Dooley Award for sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and devotion to the team and the game.
Jay Hakkinen, United States
Age: 28Born: July 19, 1977Sport: Biathlon
Height: 5'11"  Weight: 155 Pounds   

•  College: none.
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 26th in sprint, 13th in pursuit, 26th in individual; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - 53rd in sprint, 42nd in individual, 17th in relay.
•  World Championships: 2005 at Hochfilzen, Austria - 18th in sprint, 23rd in pursuit. 2004 at Oberhof, Germany - 47th in sprint, 18th in relay. 2003 at Khanty Mansiysk, Russia - 46th in sprint. 2001 at Pokljuka, Slovenia - 31st in sprint, 41st in pursuit, 39th in individual. 2000 at Holmenkollen, Norway - 32nd in sprint, 30th in pursuit, 31st in individual. 1999 at Kontialahti, Finland - 16th in sprint, 24th in pursuit, 18th in relay. 1998 at Pokljuka - 39th in pursuit. 1997 at Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia - 9th in sprint, 37th in individual, 20th in relay.
•  World Cup: 36 top 25 finishes. 2005-06 - Hochfilzen, 12th in individual, 63rd in sprint; Brezno-Osrblie, 71st in sprint; Oberhof, 45th in sprint; Ruhpolding, Norway, 68th in sprint; Antholz, Italy, 25th in sprint, 15th in pursuit.
•  Other career highlights: Became first and only biathlon world champion from the United States when he won the 1997 World Junior Biathlon Sprint Championship; 13th-place finish in 2002 Olympic pursuit competition was highest ever finish by an American in an Olympic biathlon competition; top-ranked U.S. biathlete from 1998-2002, and regained the top ranking in 2004 after a bout with tonsillitis; pre-qualified for Olympic team by virtue of two top 15 World Cup finishes.
 
Jayson Hale, United States
Age: 20Born: June 26, 1985Sport: Snowboarding
Height: 5'9"  Weight: 155 Pounds   

•  Years on team: 2
•  College: none.
•  Team: U.S. Snowboarding
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  World Championships: 2005 - 3rd at Whistler, British Columbia.
•  World Cup: 2006 - 3rd at Kronplatz, Italy; 13th at Bad Gastein, Austria. 2005 - 11th at Bardonecchia, Italy. 2003 - 24th at Whistler.
•  Other career highlights: Eighth at 2004 X Games in Aspen, Colo.; 14th at 2005 Junior World Cup in Oberwiesenthal, Germany.
Caroline Hallisey, United States
Age: 25Born: Sept. 24, 1980Sport: Short Track Speedskating
Height: 5'4"  Weight: 133 Pounds   

•  College: University of Colorado-Boulder
•  Team: U.S. Short Track
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 5th in 500m, 7th in relay, eliminated in quarterfinals of 1,000m; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - 5th in relay.
•  World Championships: 2003-04 - 19th overall. 2002-03 - 17th overall. 2000-01 - 5th in relay. 1999-2000 - 5th in relay.
•  World Cup: 2005-06 - 49th in 500m. 2003-04 - 14th overall. 2002-03 - 11th overall. 2000-01 - 24th overall. 1999-2000 - 6th in relay, 16th in 500m. 1998-99 - 4th in relay, 27th in 500m.
•  Other career highlights: 1997, 1998 and 2000 U.S. Junior Short Track champion; 1st overall in 2000-01 American Cup standings; member of American record 3,000m relay team (4:20.730, Feb. 20, 2002 at Salt Lake City).
Erin Hamlin, United States
Age: 19Born: Nov. 19, 1986Sport: Luge
Height: 5'7"  Weight: 143 Pounds   

•  Residence: Remsen, N.Y.
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  World Championships: 2005 - 15th.
•  Other career highlights: Two-time Verizon U.S. Junior (to age 20) women's singles National Champion (2004, 05); 2003 Youth A (to age 17) women's singles overall World Cup bronze medalist; 7th at the 2005 Junior World Luge Championships; finished a career-best 5th at Lake Placid on Dec. 16-17 at World Cup.
 
Bethany Hart, United States
Age: 28Born: April 19, 1977Sport: Bobsled
Height: 5'8"  Weight: 160 Pounds   

•  Position: Brakeman
•  Years on team: 5
•  College: Connecticut
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - alternate.
•  World Cup: 2005-06 - 8th at Igls, Austria; 4th at Calgary, Alberta. 2004-05 - 5th at Lake Placid, N.Y.
•  Other career highlights: Second at 2005-06 Verizon Team Trials (Days 1 and 2).
Dominik Hasek, Czech Republic
Age: 41Born: Jan. 29, 1965Sport: Ice Hockey
Height: 5'11"  Weight: 180 Pounds   

•  Position: Goaltender
•  Catches: Left
•  Team: Ottawa Senators
•  Years in League: 14
•  College: none.
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 5th (tied); 1998 at Nagano, Japan - gold; 1988 at Calgary, Canada - 6th.
•  Drafted: Chicago Blackhawks 11th choice, 207th overall, 1983 entry draft
•  NHL career highlights: Will go down as one of the best goaltenders in NHL history; won league-leading 41 regular-season games, 16 playoff games and had six playoff shutouts while leading Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup in 2001-02; led league in regular-season shutouts four times, including 13 with Buffalo Sabres in 1997-98; only goaltender in NHL history to win Hart Trophy in consecutive years (1997, 1998) as league's Most Valuable Player selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association; six-time All-Star.
•  Other career highlights: Had tournament-best five wins at 1998 Nagano Games; named Czech Goaltender of the Year five times (1986-90), Player of the Year three times (1987, 1989-90) and All-Star three times (1988-90).
Derian Hatcher, United States
Age: 33Born: June 4, 1972Sport: Men's Hockey
Height: 6'5"  Weight: 235 Pounds   

•  Position: Defense
•  Shoots: Left
•  Team: Philadelphia Flyers
•  Years in League: 14
•  College: none.
•  Previous Olympics: 1998 at Nagano, Japan.
•  Drafted: Minnesota North Stars' first choice, 8th overall, 1990 entry draft.
•  NHL career highlights: Helped Dallas Stars win their only Stanley Cup in 1999; scored career-high 12 goals with Dallas in 1993-94; tallied career-best 31 points three times (1993-94, 1995-96, 1997-98), all with the Stars; knee and shoulder injuries limited Detroit-area native to just 15 games during only season with Red Wings in 2003-04.
•  Other career highlights: Recorded 10 penalty minutes at 1998 Nagano Games; finished 1996 World Cup of Hockey with three goals, two assists in six games including goal, assist for the for the gold medal-winning USA squad in deciding game against Canada; had five goals, 12 assists with 27 penalty minutes in 24 games with Motor City Mechanics of the United Hockey League during the 2004-05 NHL lockout.
Todd Hays, United States
Age: 36Born: May 21, 1969Sport: Bobsled
Height: 6'3"  Weight: 235 Pounds   

•  Position: Pilot
•  Years on team: 12
•  College: Tulsa
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - silver in 4-man, 4th in 2-man; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - alternate.
•  World Championships: 2004-05 - 5th in 4-man in Calgary, Alberta. 2003-04 - 3rd in 4-man in Koenigssee, Germany; 7th in 2-man in Koenigssee.
•  World Cup: 2005-06 - 1st in 4-man at St. Moritz, Switzerland; 5th in 2-man at St. Moritz; 3rd in 2-man at Lake Placid, N.Y.; 1st in 4-man at Cortina, Italy; 2nd in 2-man at Cortina; 2nd in 4-man at Koenigssee; 2nd in 4-man at Calgary; 4th in 4-man at Igls, Austria; 2nd in 2-man at Calgary; 3rd in 2-man at Igls. 2004-05 - 5th in 2-man in Torino, Italy; 4th in 4-man in Cortina; 9th in 2-man in Cortina; 2nd in 4-man in Igls; 5th in 2-man in Igls; 1st in 4-man in Altenberg, Germany; 8th in 2-man in Altenberg; 1st in 4-man in Winterberg, Germany; 11th in 2-man in Winterberg. 2003-04 - 2nd in 4-man in Igls; 6th in 2-man in Igls; 3rd in 4-man in Cortina; 7th in 2-man in Cortina; 6th in 4-man in Cortina (rescheduled from Winterberg); 2nd in 4-man in St. Moritz; 5th in 2-man in St. Moritz; 3rd in 4-man in Altenberg; 9th in 2-man in Altenberg; 1st in 2-man in Winterberg; 2nd in 4-man in Lake Placid; 3rd in 2-man in Lake Placid; 2nd in 2-man in Calgary.
•  Other career highlights: Finished 11th in 4-man and 7th in 2-man at St. Moritz Europa Cup; missed five World Cup races and 2-man World Championship in 2005 because of a foot injury; finished the 2004-05 season ranked 9th in 2-man, 6th in 4-man and 7th in combined World Cup standings.
Dany Heatley, Canada
Age: 25Born: Jan. 21, 1981Sport: Men's Hockey
Height: 6'3"  Weight: 215 Pounds   

•  Position: Forward
•  Shoots: Left
•  Team: Ottawa Senators
•  Years in League: 4
•  College: Wisconsin
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  Drafted: Atlanta Thrashers first choice, 2nd overall, 2000 entry draft.
•  NHL career highlights: Traded to Ottawa by Atlanta on Aug. 23 for Slovakian Olympic team member Marian Hossa and defenseman Greg de Vries; recorded 17 goals, 21 assists during season-opening 22-game points streak with Senators; trade came after a September 2003 car accident resulting in broken jaw and severe knee injuries to Heatley and death of Thrashers teammate Dan Snyder; won Calder Trophy as league's Rookie of the Year in 2001-02 after posting 26 goals, 41 assists in 82 games; set career-highs in 2002-03 with 41 goals, including 19 on the power play, 48 assists in 77 games; remains second on Atlanta's all-time scoring list with 80 goals and 101 assists in just 190 games; had 13 game-winning goals with the Thrashers.
•  Other career highlights: Had 14 goals, 10 assists in 16 games with SC Bern of Switzerland during the 2004-05 NHL lockout before taking a puck to the face, breaking the orbital bone around one eye; also played with Ak Bars Kazan during lockout, recording three goals, one assist in 11 games; member of the gold medal-winning team at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, posting two assists in six games; had 52 goals, 61 assists in 77 games over two seasons with Wisconsin of the Western Collegiate Athletic Association from 1999-2001; scored league-highs with 70 goals, 126 points in 1998-99 for Calgary Canucks of Alberta Junior A Hockey League.
Jochen Hecht, Germany
Age: 28Born: June 21, 1977Sport: Men's Hockey
Height: 6'1"  Weight: 200 Pounds   

•  Position: Forward
•  Shoots: Left
•  Team: Buffalo Sabres
•  Years in League: 7
•  College: none.
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 5th (tied); 1998 at Nagano, Japan - 9th.
•  Drafted: St. Louis Blues' first choice, 49th overall, 1995 entry draft.
•  NHL career highlights: Missed 17 games in 2003-04 with a broken arm, but still posted career-high 37 assists for Buffalo; spent two-plus seasons with St. Louis before being dealt to Edmonton for a pair of second-round picks in June 2002.
•  Other career highlights: Played 36 games with Adler Mannheim of the German Elite League in 2004-05, tallying 16 goals and 34 assists with 151 penalty minutes; never had more than 60 PIM in any NHL season; had three goals, assist in six games for Germany during 2005 World Championships; had goal, six penalty minutes during 1998 Nagano Games and goal, assist, two penalty minutes at 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
 
Chad Hedrick, United States
Age: 28Born: April 17, 1977Sport: Speedskating
Height: 5'11"  Weight: 167 Pounds   

•  Events: 1,000m, 1,500m, 5,000m, Team Pursuit
•  College: none.
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  World Allround Championships: 2004-05 - 2nd overall. 2003-04 - 1st overall, 2nd in 5,000m, 2nd in 10,000m.
•  Other career highlights: First in 5,000m at 2005 World Single Distance Championships; 1st in 5,000m at 2004 World Single Distance Championships; 2004 Oscar Mathisen Memorial Trophy Winner; holds World records in 1,500m, 3,000m and 10,000m; a former inline skater who took up speedskating in 2002, is a 50-time world champion in inline skating and won gold medals in 10,0000m road, 20,000m elimination, 10,000m points and 10,0000m relay at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Jayna Hefford, Canada
Age: 28Born: May 14, 1977Sport: Women's Hockey
Height: 5'5"  Weight: 138 Pounds   

•  Position: Forward
•  Shoots: Left
•  College: Toronto
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - gold; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - silver.
•  International career highlights: Won Directorate Award as top forward at 2004 and 2005 Women's World Championships; won 16 medals with Team Canada - two at Olympics, six World Championships, and eight Four/Three Nations Cups.
•  Additional career highlights: Named top forward in 2005 at World Championship, Esso Women's Championship, and the National Women's Hockey League Championship; played for Brampton Thunder of the NWHL in 2004-05; in 1996-97, was the OWIAA Rookie of the Year while playing at Toronto; was National spokesperson, along with the NHL's Paul Kariya, for Hockey Canada's Initiation Program.
 
Jennifer Heil, Canada
Age: 22Born: April 11, 1983Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Height: 5'3"  Weight: 153 Pounds   

•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 4th in moguls.
•  World Championships: 2005 - 5th in moguls, gold in duals. 2001 - 7th in moguls.
•  World Cup: Earned five World Cup titles in 2005.
•  Other career highlights: Canadian national champion in moguls in 2004-05 and moguls and double moguls in 2000-01; took year off from competition after 2002 Salt Lake Games to attend McGill University and undergo specialized training program to enhance strength; captured Canadian titles in 2001 and 2005 in moguls and in duals in 2001.
Milan Hejduk, Czech Republic
Age: 30Born: Feb. 14, 1976Sport: Men's Hockey
Height: 5'11"  Weight: 185 Pounds   

•  Position: Forward
•  Shoots: Right
•  Team: Colorado Avalanche
•  Years in League: 7
•  College: none.
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 5th (tied); 1998 at Nagano, Japan - gold.
•  Drafted: Quebec Nordiques sixth choice, 87th overall, 1994 entry draft
•  NHL career highlights: Won Maurice ``Rocket'' Richard Trophy as league's leading goal scorer with career high 50 in 2002-03; had four consecutive game-winning goals from Dec. 23, 2000-Jan. 2, 2001; finalist for Calder Trophy as league's Rookie of the Year in 1998-99; member of NHL All-Rookie team in 1998-99; two-time All-Star; scored 30 goals in four of last five seasons.
•  Other career highlights: Did not score in four games at Nagano in 1998; had one goal in four games during 2002 Salt Lake Games; played in 2004 World Cup of Hockey; had career-high 26 goals in 48 games with Pardubice of the Czech League in 1997-98.
Tor Hetland, Norway
Age: 32Born: Jan. 1, 1974Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Height: 6'2"  Weight: 172 Pounds   

•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 1st in 1.5K sprint, 49th in 30K freestyle; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - 24th in 50K freestyle.
•  World Championships: 2005 - 2nd in 1.5K sprint. 2003 - 3rd in 1.5K sprint. 2001 - 1st in 1.5K sprint; 7th in 20K pursuit. 1999 - 17th in 30K freestyle.
•  World Cup titles: 2005 - 1.1K sprint at Vernon, Canada; 15K classic at Beitostoelen, Norway; 1K sprint at Drammen, Norway. 2004 - 1.35K sprint at Bern, Switzerland. 2002 - 1K sprint at Cogne, Italy; 1.4K sprint at Clusone, Italy. 1998 - 1K sprint at Engelberg, Switzerland; 1K sprint at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. 1996 - 1K sprint at Reit im Winkl, Germany.
•  Other career highlights: Owns 18 top-3 finishes this decade in World Cup events; ranks 2nd in 2006 overall World Cup standings, hasn't ended season out of top 20 since 1999; placed 3rd in 1K sprint at 2005 Norwegian national championships.
 
Elena Hight, United States
Age: 16Born: Aug. 17, 1989Sport: Snowboard
Height: 5'1"  Weight: 115 Pounds   

•  Years on team: 2
•  College: none.
•  Team: U.S. Snowboarding
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  World Championships: 2005 - 19th at Whistler, British Columbia.
•  World Cup: 2005 - 12th at Saas Fee, Switzerland.
•  Other career highlights: Second at Vans Tahoe Cup; placed in top three in both 2005 and 2004 World Superpipe Championships; 6th at 2004 Junior World Championships.
 
Marcy Hinzmann, United States
Age: 23Born: May 26, 1982Sport: Figure Skating
Height: 5'1"     

•  Partner: Aaron Parchem
•  College: none.
•  Club: Detroit SC, Inc.
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  Grand Prix Series: 2005 - 5th at Smart Ones Skate America.
•  Other career highlights: Won 2004 Nebelhorn Trophy and finished 3rd in 2005; won 2005 Midwestern Sectional; 3rd at 2003 Finlandia Trophy; 6th at 2004 Bofrost Cup on Ice; began skating with Aaron Parchem in April, 2003.
 
Martin Hoellwarth, Austria
Age: 31Born: April 13, 1974Sport: Ski Jumping
Height: 5'10"  Weight: 140 Pounds   

•  College: none.
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 4th in team large hill, 14th in large hill, 25th in normal hill; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - bronze in team large hill, 43rd in large hill; 1992 at Albertville, France - silver in team large hill, silver in large hill, silver in normal hill.
•  World Championships: 2005 - gold in team large hill; gold in team normal hill; 9th in large hill; 12th in normal hill at Oberstdorf, Germany. 2003 - 7th in normal hill; 5th in team large hill; 14th in large hill at Val di Fiemme, Italy. 2001 - gold in team normal hill; bronze in team large hill; bronze in normal hill; 4th in large hill at Lahti, Finland. 1999 - bronze in team large hill; 5th in normal hill; 14th in large hill at Ramsau, Austria. 1997 - 4th in team large hill; 19th in large hill; 12th in normal hill. 1993 - 16th in normal hill at Falun, Sweden.
•  World Cup: 2006 - Currently 31st on the World Cup circuit. 2005 - 5th. 2004 - 5th. 2003 - 6th. 2002 - 6th. 2001 - 13th. 2000 - 16th. 1999 - 18th. 1998 - 11th. 1997 - 19th. 1996 - 26th. 1995 - 53rd. 1994 - 90th. 1993 - 13th. 1992 - 10th.
•  Other career highlights: Involved in a car accident with teammate Andreas Widhoelzl that killed their coach Alois Lipburger prior to the 2001 World Championships; began ski jumping when he was nine years old.
 
Matthias Hoepfner, Germany
Age: 30Born: Dec. 30, 1975Sport: Bobsled
Height: 6'0"  Weight: 207 Pounds   

•  Residence: Riesa, Germany
•  Years on team: 11
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  World Championships: 2004-05 - 7th in 4-man at Calgary, Alberta.
•  World Cup: 2005-06 - 2nd in 4-man and 2-man at Altenberg; 11th in 4-man, 10th in 2-man at St. Moritz, Switzerland; 8th in 4-man, 2nd in 2-man at Koenigssee, Germany; 10th in 4-man and 2-man at Lake Placid, N.Y.; 2nd in 4-man and 1st in 2-man at Cortina, Italy; 9th in 4-man and 16th in 2-man at Calgary; 8th in 4-man and 5th in 2-man at Igls, Austria. 2004-05 - 5th in 4-man and 8th in 2-man at St. Moritz; 7th in 4-man and 16th in 2-man at Winterberg, Germany; 4th in 4-man and 13th in 2-man at Cesana Pariol, Italy; 8th in 4-man and 12th in 2-man at Cortina; 7th in 4-man and 13th in 2-man at Lake Placid; 4th in 4-man at Igls; 4th in 4-man and 5th in 2-man at Altenberg.
Xavier Hoffmann, Germany
Age: 31Born: Nov. 22, 1974Sport: Snowboard
    

•  Team: GSA
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 20th; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - 17th.
•  World Championships: 2005 - 21st at Whistler, British Columbia. 2003 - 14th at Kreischberg, Austria. 2001 - 4th at Madonna di Campiglio.
•  World Cup: 2006 - 12th at Kreischberg. 2005 - 12th at Whistler; 4th at Valle Nevado, Chile; 1st at Valle Nevado; 16th at Lake Placid, N.Y.; 11th at Sungwoo Resort, Korea; 3rd at Sungwoo Resort. 2004 - 30th at Saas-Fee, Switzerland; 11th at Bardonecchia, Italy; 10th at Niigata Joetsu-kokusai, Japan; 3rd at Sapporo, Japan; 10th at Kreischberg; 2nd at Kreischberg.
•  Other career highlights: Earned a top 10 finish in the 2001 Europa Cup in Kaunertal, Austria.
 
Steve Holcomb, United States
Age: 25Born: April 14, 1980Sport: Bobsled
Height: 5'10"  Weight: 200 Pounds   

•  Position: Pilot
•  Years on team: 8
•  School: Utah
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - silver in 4-man; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - 5th in 4-man; 1994 at Lillehammer, Norway - 13th in 2-man.
•  World Championships: 2004-05 - 8th in 4-man at Calgary, Alberta; 18th in 2-man at Calgary. 2003-04 - 12th in 4-man at Koenigssee, Germany; 12th in 2-man at Koenigssee.
•  World Cup: 2005-06 - 9th in 4-man at St. Moritz, Switzerland; 6th in 4-man at Lake Placid, N.Y.; 14th in 2-man at Lake Placid; 7th in 4-man at Cortina, Italy; 5th in 2-man at Cortina; 11th in 4-man at Koenigssee; 8th in 2-man at Koenigssee; 9th in 4-man at Calgary; 7th in 4-man at Igls, Austria; 10th in 2-man at Calgary; 8th in 2-man at Igls. 2004-05 - 4th in 4-man at Lake Placid; 9th in 2-man at Lake Placid; 8th in 4-man at St. Moritz; 16th in 2-man at St. Moritz; 7th in 4-man at Torino, Italy; 10th in 2-man at Torino; 15th in 4-man at Cortina; 18th in 2-man at Cortina; 4th in 4-man at Igls; 18th in 2-man at Igls; 17th in 4-man at Altenberg, Germany; 25th in 2-man at Altenberg. 2003-04 - 17th in 4-man at Igls; 8th in 2-man at Igls; 12th in 4-man at Cortina; 23rd in 2-man at Cortina; 22nd in 4-man at Cortina (rescheduled from Winterberg, Germany); 15th in 4-man at St. Mortiz; 20th in 2-man at St. Moritz; 18th in 4-man at Altenberg; 23rd in 2-man at Altenberg; 12th in 2-man at Winterberg; 13th in 4-man at Lake Placid; 8th in 2-man at Lake Placid; 11th in 4-man at Calgary; 11th in 2-man at Calgary.
•  Other career highlights: Second in 4-man at St. Moritz in February 2004 at Europa Cup and 6th in 2-man; finished 2004-05 season ranked 18th in 2-man, 7th in the 4-man and 11th in combined World Cup standings; member of Army World Class Athlete Program.
Nate Holland, United States
Age: 27Born: Nov. 8, 1978Sport: Snowboard
Height: 5'10"  Weight: 185 Pounds   

•  Years on team: 3
•  College: none.
•  Team: U.S. Snowboarding
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  World Cup: 2006 - 12th at Kronplatz, Italy; 4th at Bad Gastein, Austria. 2005 - 2nd at Whistler, British Columbia; 1st at Sierra Nevada, Spain; 4th at Lake Placid, N.Y.; 4th at Tandadalen, Sweden. 2004 - 3rd at Nigata-Joetsu, Japan; 6th at Nigata-Joetsu. 2003 - 5th at Whistler.
•  Other career highlights: Third overall in 2005 World Cup Cross standings; 3rd in 2005 X Games Ultracross and 5th in snowboardcross.
 
Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards, Canada
Age: 25Born: Oct. 7, 1980Sport: Skeleton
Height: 5'7"  Weight: 134 Pounds   

•  Years on team: 10
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  World Championships: 2004-05 - 10th at Calgary.
•  World Cup: 2005-06 - 2nd at Lake Placid, N.Y.; 3rd at Sigulda, Latvia; 1st at Calgary; 2nd at Igls, Austria. 2004-05 - 7th at St. Moritz, Switzerland; 7th at Winterberg, Germany; 5th at Cesana-Pariol, Italy; 12th at Sigulda; 8th at Lake Placid; 3rd at Igls; 7th at Altenberg, Germany.
•  Other career highlights: In the midst of her finest season, Hollingsworth-Richards looks to make her Olympic debut after finishing third among Canadien women sliders in 2002, one spot out of a berth to Salt Lake City in 2002.
 
Erika Holst, Sweden
Age: 26Born: April 8, 1979Sport: Women's Hockey
Height: 5'10"  Weight: 181 Pounds   

•  Position: Defenseman
•  Shoots: Left
•  College: Minnesota-Duluth
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - bronze; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - 5th.
•  International career highlights: Captain of Team Sweden; led Sweden in scoring in the 1998 Nagano Games and 2002 Salt Lake Games; scored five points in five games in 2002 at Salt Lake; played in seven World Championships, including a bronze-medal finish in 2005.
•  Other career highlights: Helped University of Minnesota-Duluth win three consecutive NCAA Championships from 2001-2003.
Kristine Holzer, United States
Age: 31Born: March 21, 1974Sport: Speedskating
Height: 5'8"  Weight: 155 Pounds   

•  College: Idaho; Gonzaga.
•  Team: U.S. Allround National Training Team
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  World Allround Championships: 2004-05 - 23rd overall.
•  Other career highlights: Second in 3,000m and 3rd in 5,000m at 2002 Olympic trials; enjoyed successful rowing career at Gonzaga University and was named Gonzaga Female Student Athlete of the Year in 1997.
Marian Hossa, Slovakia
Age: 26Born: Jan. 12, 1979Sport: Men's Hockey
Height: 6'1"  Weight: 208 Pounds   

•  Position: Forward
•  Shoots: Left
•  Team: Atlanta Thrashers
•  Years in League: 8
•  College: none.
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 13th.
•  Drafted: Ottawa Senators' first choice, 12th overall, 1997 entry draft.
•  NHL career highlights: On pace for fifth straight 30-goal season; had 81 goals between 2002-04, surpassed only by Czech Olympian Milan Hejduk of Colorado Avalanche (85) and Swedish Olympian Markus Naslund of Vancouver Canucks (83); had assist in seven games with Ottawa in 1997-98 before being returned to Portland of Western Hockey League; acquired in trade that sent Canadian Olympian Dany Heatley to Ottawa; left Senators having scored 188 goals, 202 assists in 467 games; two-time All-Star (2001, 2003).
•  Other career highlights: Had two goals, four assists at 2002 Salt Lake Games; played for Sweden's Mora IK and Dukla Trencin of Slovakia during 2004-05 NHL lockout, totaling 40 goals, 34 assists in 49 games; played at 2004 World Cup of Hockey; five-time participant in World Championships (1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005); led Portland to Memorial Cup in 1997-98, finishing with 45 goals and 40 assists in 53 games; was WHL Rookie of the Year in only season there; younger brother, Marcel of the New York Rangers, is also on Slovakian Olympic team.
 
Lee Ho-Suk, South Korea
Age: 19Born: June 25, 1986Sport: Short Track Speedskating
    

•  Events: 1,000m, 1,500m, 5,000m relay
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  World Cup: 2005-06 - 2nd overall, 1st in 1,000m, 2nd in 1,500m.
•  Other career highlights: Was Junior World Champion in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
 
Nicolas Huet, France
Age: 29Born: July 22, 1976Sport: Snowboard
Height: 5'11"  Weight: 167 Pounds   

•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 4th.
•  World Championships: 2005 - 2nd at Whistler, British Columbia; 3rd at Whistler. 2003 - 4th at Kreischberg, Austria; 3rd at Kreischberg. 2001 - 1st at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. 1999 - 1st at Berchtesgaden, Germany; 6th at Berchtesgaden; 9th at Berchtesgaden.
•  World Cup: 2006 - 32nd at Kreischberg, Austria. 2005 - 30th at Le Relais, Canada; 36th at Le Relais; 11th at Soelden, Austria; 5th at Landgraaf, Netherlands; 4th at Sapporo-Makomanai, Japan; 9th at Bardonecchia, Italy; 4th at Winterberg, Germany; 3rd at Maribor, Slovenia; 4th at St. Petersburg, Russia. 2004 - 2nd at Bad Gastein, Austria; 10th at Kronplatz, Italy; 2nd at Landgraaf; 13th at Soelden, Austria; 14th at Bardonecchia, Italy; 26th at Sapporo; 10th at Bad Gastein, Austria; 5th at Stoneham, Canada.
•  Other career highlights: Third in alpine in 2005 World Championship standings.
 
Tatjana Hufner, Germany
Age: 22Born: April 30, 1983Sport: Luge
Height: 5'10"  Weight: 165 Pounds   

•  Years on team: 3
•  Previous Olympics: none.
•  World Championships: 2004 - 8th.
•  World Cup: 2006 - bronze. 2005 - 35th. 2004 - 19th.
•  Other career highlights: 2004 European Championships - silver.
 
Clara Hughes, Canada
Age: 33Born: Sept. 27, 1972Sport: Speedskating
Height: 5'9"  Weight: 159 Pounds   

•  Events: 3,000m, 5,000m, Team Pursuit
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - bronze in 5,000m, 10th in 3,000m.
•  World Single Distance Championships: 2004-05 - 3rd in 5,000m. 2003-04 - 1st in 5,000m. 2002-03 - 2nd in 5,000m.
•  World Cup Standings: 2004-05 - 2nd in Team Pursuit. 2002-03 - 2nd in 3,000m. 2001-02 - 1st in 3,000m, 2nd in 5,000m.
•  Other career highlights: Only Canadian and just the fourth athlete in Olympic history to win medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympics; a two-time bronze medalist at the Summer Games, won bronze in cycling trials and road race at the 1996 Atlanta Games; also competed in cycling at the 2000 Sydney Games; won five Pan American medals in cycling, is a 16-time national champion and competed in four women's Tour de France competitions; began speedskating at age 16.
 
Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korea
Age: 20Born: Nov. 23, 1985Sport: Short Track Speedskating
Height: 5'5"  Weight: 117 Pounds   

•  Events: 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 5,000m relay
•  Previous Olympics: 2002 at Salt Lake City - 4th in 1,000m, disqualified in semifinals of 1,500m.
•  World Championships: 2004-05 - 1st overall, 1st in 1,500m, 2nd in 1,000m, 2nd in relay, 3rd in 500m. 2003-04 - 1st overall, 1st in 1,000m, 1st in 1,500m, 1st in relay. 2002-03 - 1st overall, 1st in 1,500m, 1st in relay, 2nd in 1,000m. 2001-02 - 2nd overall, 1st in relay, 2nd in 1,000m.
•  World Cup: 2004-05 - 3rd overall, 2nd in 1,000m, 2nd in 1,500m. 2003-04 - 1st overall, 1st in 1,000m, 1st in 1,500m, 2nd in 500m. 2002-03 - 2nd overall, 2nd in 1,500m, 3rd in 500m, 3rd in 1,000m.
•  Other career highlights: Lives, trains and attends school at the Korean National Sports University in Seoul.
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