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Ben Loomis | Beijing 2022 Olympic Profile

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Team USA nordic combined skier Ben Loomis talks about how the 2018 Olympics helped build his confidence, progressing in his sport and the importance of not adding extra pressure.

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BEN LOOMIS: I'm really excited for the upcoming Olympics. Definitely in a little bit of a different position. The last games I qualified for I was pretty young, and it was somewhat of a surprise for me to have the opportunity to compete in the 2018 Olympics. And definitely feel like I learned a lot there and I'm going in more experienced.

The biggest thing was just recognizing that the athletes that we see on World Cup every weekend are the same ones that are at the games. And, you know, not a lot of people realize that or know that, but that's how it is, at least in my sport of Nordic Combined.

I think just not adding extra pressure to yourself is the most important. And I've also progressed in my sport as well since 2018, and definitely feel more confident about my fellow competitors, and definitely feel like I'm in a much better place to compete.