Hometown: Shaftsbury, Vt.
Sport: Cross country skiing
About him: Newell will be appearing in his third Olympics as a member of Team USA, having competed at Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010. Newell won the sprint at the 2008 US Championships in Houghton, Mich. He has placed in the top 15 at the FIS World Championships, including fifth in the sprint in 2007, 10th in the sprint in 2011 and the four-x-5k relay in 2013, and 12th in the sprint in 2009. Through the 2013 season, he has landed on three World Cup podiums and had six World Cup top-10 finishes. After taking third at the 2006 World Cup, Newell became the first American Nordic skier to podium at the event since 1983.