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Koos, Cook Prepare for Sochi Olympics

Torin Koos is competing in his fourth Olympics.

Torin Koos is competing in his fourth Olympics.

Feb. 7, 2014

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SOCHI, Russia - Former Utah skiers Torin Koos (cross country) and Annelies Cook (biathlon) are preparing for the start of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The Olympics run from Feb. 7-23.

Koos, who has won six U.S. sprint titles, is competing in his fourth Olympics (2002, '06, '10). He was a three-time All-America skier at Utah. He finished seventh in the classic at the 2001 NCAA Championships while placing fourth in the classic race in 2002 with a sixth-place run in the freestyle race. He also ran track and cross country for the Utes. Koos graduated from Utah in 2004 with a degree in communications.

Cook, who will be competing in her first Olympics, earned All-America honors as a senior with a ninth-place finish in the 15-km freestyle. She was a three-time NCAA qualifier for the Utes. Cook has been a member of the U.S. biathlon team since 2009 and is in her third season on the World Cup circuit. She graduated from Utah in 2009 with a degree in international studies.

Also in Sochi is former three-time Utah All-American Scott Veenis, who is a U.S. Ski Team assistant alpine speed coach (downhill, super G). Veenis was the 2006 giant slalom NCAA champion. He graduated from Utah in 2010 with a degree in international studies.



Although the exact events that Koos and Cook will compete in is not available at this time, the full cross country and biathlon schedules are below and can also be found using the links below. For more information on each athlete, click on the links below.

Sochi Olympic Website

Torin Koos
Team USA Bio
US Ski Team Bio

Sochi Olympics Page

Annelies Cook
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Sochi Olympics Page
US Biathlon on Twitter

Biathlon Schedule
Feb. 9: Women's 7.5 km Sprint
Feb. 11: Women's 10km Pursuit
Feb. 14: Women's 15km Individual
Feb. 17: Women's 12.5 km Mass Start
Feb. 19: 2x6km Women + 2x7.5 km Men Mixed Relay
Feb. 21: Women's 4x6km Relay

Cross Country Schedule
Feb. 11: Men's Sprint Free
Feb. 16: Men's Relay 4x10 km
Feb. 19: Men's Team Sprint Classic

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