Meet the best of Team USA

Norway may be a Winter Olympics powerhouse, but as Norwegian Americans, we can still root for the US to put up a good fight in some sports—and dominate others Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Alpine Skiing The question is who will finish behind Mikaela Shiffrin, 22. In her Olympic debut four years ago, Shiffrin became the youngest skier to win a gold medal in slalom. She finished first in the overall World Cup standings in 2017 and leads this year by a huge margin. Shiffrin finished first in World Cup slalom in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 and took a gold in the slalom and silver in the giant slalom in the 2017 Worl
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Michael Kleiner

Michael Kleiner, business and sports editor, has more than three decades of experience as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. He has operated his own PR and web design business for small businesses, authors and community organizations in Philadelphia since 1999. Not of Norwegian descent, he lived in Norway for a year with his family at age 11 and has returned as an adult. He is the author of a memoir, Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway, and a member of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia. Visit;

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