With the 2022 Winter Olympics set to begin Feb. 4, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission is celebrating nine athletes with Ohio ties competing in Beijing. View the full list of athletes and their connections below.

Louie Vito

  • Country: Italy
  • Event: Men’s Halfpipe (Snowboarding)
  • Connection: Born - Columbus, Ohio

Red Gerard

  • Country: U.S.
  • Event: Men’s Big Air, Slopestyle (Snowboarding)
  • Connection: Born - Westlake, Ohio

Madison Hubbell

  • Country: U.S.
  • Event: Ice Dance (Figure Skating)
  • Connection: Hometown - Sylvania, Ohio

Jincy Dunne

  • Country: U.S.
  • Sport: Women’s Ice Hockey
  • Connection: Ohio State ('16-'20)

Natalie Spooner

  • Country: Canada
  • Sport: Women’s Ice Hockey
  • Connection: Ohio State ('08-'12)

Emma Maltais

  • Country: Canada
  • Sport: Women’s Ice Hockey
  • Connection: Ohio State ('17-'21)

Andrea Braendli

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Sport: Women's Ice Hockey
  • Connection: Ohio State ('18-Present)

Minttu Tuominen

  • Country: Finland
  • Sport: Women’s Ice Hockey
  • Connection: Ohio State ('09-'13)

Matt Tomkins

  • Country: Canada
  • Sport: Men’s Ice Hockey
  • Connection: Ohio State ('13-'17)

About The Greater Columbus Sports Commission

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission’s mission is to rally Columbus to compete and win sporting events, providing a singular athlete and fan experience and positively impacting image, economy and lifestyle. Since 2002, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission has brought 550 new sporting events to Columbus, generating an estimated $625 million in direct visitor spending.