USA Luge’s Cool Uncle: Chris Mazdzer Ready For 4th Olympics

Feb 2, 2022, 10:04 AM
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INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 18: Chris Mazdzer with Jayson Terdiman of the USA pose for a picture after crossing the finish line of the Men's Doubles race during the FIL Luge World Cup at Olympia-Eiskanal Iglis on December 18, 2021 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images)

BEIJING (AP) — Chris Mazdzer tends to be the guy with just about all the answers for USA Luge.

He always finds the quickest path to get where food is being served.

He knows how to handle logistical issues.

He can even advise on where to get a haircut.

USA Luge Olympic rookie Jonny Gustafson calls him the team’s ‘cool uncle.’ But Mazdzer might be playing that role for the final time at the Beijing Games.

It’s clear that at 33 and now a member of four U.S. Olympic luge teams his career is much closer to the end than the beginning.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe. 

Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.

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