This is the first winter games in which women's ski jumping is a sport.  Lindsey Van, who was born in metro Detroit, is considered one of the athletes who fought hard to see women's ski jumping become an Olympic event.

Snowboarding

Milford has two Olympians making the trip to Sochi Russia.

Karly Piper Shorr will compete in Women's Slopestyle.  Shorr was originally a gymnast but then followed her brothers into snowboarding.

Danny Davis is also competing in snowboarding and doing the Men's Halfpipe.

Hockey

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock will be coaching Canada's hockey team, hoping to have a repeat of the 2010 games where the team won the gold medal.  

Red Wings goal tender Jimmy Howard is playing for Team USA.  Ryan Kesler, of Livonia, Cam Fowler from Farmington, and Ryan Miller from East Lansing are also on Team USA.

Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk will play for Russia, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Daniel Alfredsson, Jonathan Ericsson, Niklas Kronwall and Jonas Gustavsson will all play for Sweden.

Forwards Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco will play for Slovakia.

Former Red Wings Steve Yzerman is the Executive Director of the Canadian Team.

For the full list of U.S. Olympic athletes, click here.