The world will be watching as hundreds of athletes compete at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Team USA is sending 230 athletes, including 18 with Michigan ties.

Follow our Michigan Olympians through all of their triumphs and heartbreak in Sochi.

The list below helps to give us a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to compete in the Olympics.

Follow our Michigan Olympians as they share the challenges of international travel, their admiration for fellow Olympians, and all of the fun and hard work it takes to compete.

The list also allows us to get a closer look at some of the athletes who might not get an opportunity in the spotlight.

Check back here throughout the Sochi Winter Olympics for the latest from our Michigan Olympians.


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