We're 100 days away from the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and the US team is ready to go. Chris Pollone has more on how the athletes and Olympic organizers are getting ready. At the crossroads of the world...
The final drive begins for America's Olympians...
100 Days until the opening ceremony of the 22nd winter games in Sochi, Russia... And the world finally gets to see four years' worth of training. "People don't see day in day out... Glad to show them what I've been working on."
Tuesday, a break from training for the US hopefuls.
Instead skiing, skating, and curling in the middle of new York city...Olympics fans got a chance to try it, too. "It brings eyes and ears, viewers, hopefully get more people interested."
Gay rights protestors are pressuring the US Olympic Committee to boycott the games because of a Russian anti-gay propaganda law... President Vladimir Putin this week said all athletes and spectators will be treated with diginity and respect. "As athletes take time out of training to show off their sports to the people in times square they know there's still a lot of work to be done before they go for the gold in Sochi. "I woke up today and was nervous.. It is 100 days... So much needs to happen, crunch time... It's going to continue to amp up."
Atlanta's Elana Meyers might be the perfect example of drive and determination.
She dreamed of being an Olympian as a young girl... But failed to make the US softball team.
She found a whole new sport and will compete as a pilot in the bobsled.
"If you have a dream, don't let anything stop you. Go for it."
For many of these American athletes, that dream becomes reality in 100 days.
Chris pollone, NBC news, New York. If you'd like to try your hand at winter Olympic sports like curling or luge... The road to Sochi tour will visit 12 cities across the country between now and February. And as a reminder starting February 7th you can catch all of the winter games right here on KFDX.