16 Team USA Olympians Who Are Also Parents

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The journey to the Olympics requires hard work, patience and determination. The same can be said of parenthood. 

So, needless to say, to be Olympiananda parent is an incredible feat. 

Twenty-one members ofthe 2018 U.S. Olympic Teamhave children ― 20 fathers and one mother (skier Kikkan Randall). So, when they aren’t training or competing at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, these athletes are putting together toys, potty training toddlers, cuddling sleeping babies and cheering at youth sports competitions.

Here are some sweet and hilarious parenting moments from 16 U.S. Olympians with kids.

Kikkan Randall

Cross country skier and Team USA’s only mom, Kikkan Randall, is marking her fifth Olympic Games at Pyeongchang. This is her first time competing in the Olympics after having a child. Randall’s son Breck was born in April 2016. 

A post shared by Kikkan Randall (@kikkanimal)on Jan 25, 2018 at 12:50pm PST

A post shared by Kikkan Randall (@kikkanimal)on Jan 21, 2018 at 9:17am PST

A post shared by Kikkan Randall (@kikkanimal)on Dec 12, 2017 at 9:55am PST

Ted Ligety 

Alpine ski racer Ted Ligety has a 7-month-old son named Jax with his wife, Mia. Pyeongchang marks his fourth Olympics. 

A post shared by Ted Ligety (@ted_ligety)on Jan 28, 2018 at 1:30pm PST

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A post shared by Ted Ligety (@ted_ligety)on Aug 12, 2017 at 7:45pm PDT

Bryan Fletcher

Nordic combined skier Bryan Fletcher has a daughter named Ellery with his wife, Nikki. He previously competed at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. 

A post shared by Bryan Fletcher (@skifletch)on Sep 27, 2017 at 7:07am PDT

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Lowell Bailey

Biathlete Lowell Bailey and his wife Erika have a 7-month-old daughter named Ophelia. Pyeongchang marks his fourth Olympics appearance. 

Bobby Sanguinetti

Ice hockey player Bobby Sanguinetti and his wife, Sarah, have a 5-month-old son named Jackson. He will make his Olympic debut at Pyeongchang. 

A post shared by Bobby Sanguinetti (@sangs2224)on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:26am PST

A post shared by Bobby Sanguinetti (@sangs2224)on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:55am PST

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Steven Nyman

Alpine ski racer Steven Nyman has an 8-month-old daughter named Nell with his wife, Charlotte. Pyeongchang marks his fourth Olympic games.  

A post shared by Steven Nyman (@steven_nyman)on Nov 17, 2017 at 10:14am PST

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Andrew Weibrecht

Three-time Olympic alpine ski racer Andrew Weibrecht has a 2-year-old daughter named Addy with his wife, Denja.

A post shared by Andrew Weibrecht (@andrew_weibrecht)on Dec 6, 2017 at 10:53am PST

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David Leggio

Ice hockey goalie David Leggio is embarking on his first Olympic Games. He has a son named Leo with his wife Kristen.

A post shared by David Leggio (@dleggio33)on Sep 24, 2017 at 1:35pm PDT

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Joe Polo

Curler Joe Polo and his wife, Kristen, have a 9-month-old daughter named Ailsa, who was named for the Scottish island that produces granite for curling stones. He previously competed in the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. 

David Wise

Freestyle skier David Wise and his wife, Alexandra, have a daughter named Nayeli and a son named Malachi. He previously competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. 

A post shared by David Wise (@davidwise_)on Jan 28, 2018 at 2:13pm PST

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John Shuster

John Shuster is a curler who has two sons, 4-year-old Luke and 2-year-old Logan, with his wife, Sarah. He has competed in the three previous Winter Olympic Games. 

Chris Bourque

Ice hockey player Chris Bourque has a son and daughter, 5-year-old Kingston and 2-year-old Harlow, with his wife, Kimberly. He’s making his Olympic debut at Pyeongchang.

James Wisniewski

Ice hockey player James Wisniewski has two daughters, Jamie and Sadie, with his wife, Nicole. Pyeongchang is his Olympic debut. 

A post shared by James Wisniewski (@jwiz21)on Dec 24, 2017 at 6:22am PST

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Nick Baumgartner

Snowboarder Nick Baumgartner has a 13-year-old son named Landon. He previously competed in two Olympic Games. 

Jonathon Blum

Ice hockey player Jonathon Blum has one son, 1-year-old Jackson, with his wife, Emilie. He’s making his Olympic debut at Pyeongchang.

Brian Gionta

Ice hockey player Brian Gionta has three children, Adam, Leah and James, with his wife, Harvest. He previously competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. 

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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