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On Point Staff Picks Our Favorite Olympic Sports

Admit it:  when the Olympics roll around,  you imagine yourself up on the podium, a shiny medal around your neck, bouquet of flowers in your hand, and  the national anthem playing to a cheering crowd.

The On Point Team shares a list of the Olympic sports, if only in our dreams, will land us on the podium. *Talent is not a factor in our selections.

Tom Ashbrook: Slalom and Super G

Karen Shiffman:  Ice Dancing

Dean Russell:  Biathlon

Eileen Imada:   Speed Skating

Katherine Brewer:  Snowboard Half Pipe

Jim Keisling:  Hockey

Nick Andersen: Curling

Sam Gale Rosen: Ski Jumping

Julie Diop: Pairs Skating

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