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U.S. Olympic team will have a California feel

By David Wharton

11:52 AM PST, January 27, 2014

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California leads all states with 20 athletes on the U.S. Olympic team headed for the 2014 Sochi Games next month.

The U.S. Olympic Committee finalized its roster on Monday, officially naming 230 athletes -- the largest delegation of any nation in the history of the Winter Games.

That includes 125 men and 105 women, featuring slightly more than 100 returning Olympians. The Americans won the overall medal count with a total of 37 in Vancouver four years ago.

"This year's team is an exceptional blend of youth and experience," said Alan Ashley, the U.S. chef de mission and USOC chief of sport performance.

Athletes from 38 states made the final cut. Among the other leaders, Colorado and Minnesota each have 19 Olympians and New York has 18.

The Games are scheduled for Feb. 7-23.

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