Make way for Olympians on Boston Common

Jessica Hemenway (left) with Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street, in town on the Road to Sochi Tour.
Jessica Hemenway (left) with Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street, in town on the Road to Sochi Tour.Credit: Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

With the Olympics right around the corner, the US Olympic Committee’s Road to Sochi Tour pulled into Boston Friday, giving fans a chance to meet, greet, and take photos with current and former US Olympic athletes. Among those smiling for the camera at a tent set up near the Frog Pond on Boston Common were speedskater Patrick Meek, three-time Olympic skier (and onetime gold medalist) Picabo Street, and gold medal-winning figure skater Sarah Hughes. The fan event was sponsored by Liberty Mutual, the only Boston-based sponsor of the 2014 and 2016 US Olympic and Paralympic teams.

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