In PyeongChang, there are a number of couples competing in the Games, often in different sports, and in some cases, representing different countries, like Mikaela Shiffrin and her French boyfriend Mathieu Faivre. Here are Olympic athlete couples who are competing at the PyeongChang Games this month.
Shiffrin began dating fellow skier Mathieu Faivre, last year.
Olympic head-turner Anastasia Bryzgala is married to her curling partner, Aleksandr Krushelnitckiy. The couple have been successful in PyeongChang, claiming bronze in mixed doubles curling for Olympic Athletes from Russia. (Photo via Instagram/a_nastasia92)
American snowboarding couple, Jamie Anderson and Tyler Nicholson met in a Canadian bar five years ago and recently celebrated their three-year anniversary as a couple. Both are representing Team USA in PyeongChang and Anderson just won her second Olympic gold medal, in women’s slopestyle. (Getty)
Figure skating team Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue used to date, but rather than sacrifice their on-ice chemistry, the pair decided it would be best to maintain their skating partnership and move on from their personal relationship. Hubbell now dates Adria Diaz, a Spanish ice dater who competed in Sochi. Donohue, meanwhile now spends his time with Diaz’s ice dancing partner, Olivia Smart. Talk about being cool with things! (Getty)
Ice dancing duo Madison Chock and Evan Bates grew up skating together as kids. Their first date was on Madison’s 16th birthday, although they skated with other partners earlier in their careers. (AP)
American bobsledders Elana Meyers Taylor and Nic Taylor met in 2011 through the sport they both love. Taylor proposed to Meyers Taylor on the podium at the 2013 World Championships. They were married the following year in a bobsled-themed ceremony. Both are representing Team USA in PyeongChang. (Photo via Instagram/elanameyerstaylor)
Another bobsledding couple, Jamie Greubel Poser (USA) and Christian Poser (Germany) met at the Bobsled World Cup in 2012. They were married following the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and will both be representing their respective countries in PyeongChang. (Getty)
As the only figure skating pair representing the USA in PyeongChang, Alexa Scimeca Knierem and Chris Knierem are the first American married couple to take to Olympic ice for Team USA in 20 years. The top placing U.S. team at the past three world championships, the Knierims were married in 2016, the same year Scimeca Knierim was struck with a debilitating and potentially deadly stomach illness. (Getty)
While a medal at the PyeongChang Olympics may not be in the cards, the Knierims are happy to be at the Games and credit their on-ice chemistry to the emotions they share together off the ice. (Getty)
Ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson and freestyle skier Torin Yater Wallace met while injured. The couple are both representing Team USA at the PyeongChang Games.
(Photo via Instagram/schendrickson)
British ice dancing duo Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland are a couple both on and off the ice. They began skating together in 2005 and their chemistry on the ice eventually led to them sparking up a personal relationship. (Getty)
Russian pairs figure skating duo Evgenia Tarasova Vladimir Morozov began skating together in 2012 and later became romantically involved. (Getty)
Austrian figure skating pair Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer are a couple on and off the ice. (AP)
Ice dancer Anna Cappellini and figure skater Ondrej Hotarek are both representing Team Italy in PyeongChang. While the two are a couple off the ice, they prefer to skate with other partners. (Photo via Instagram/kapanna87)
French ice skating duo Marie-Jade Lauriault Romain Le Gac began skating together in 2014. Their relationship turned personal not long after that and were married the following year. (Getty)
American figure skater Mariah Bell met French figure skater in 2016. The couple have been together for two years. Bell is competing in the PyeongChang Games, while Ponsart was an unselected alternate for the French team. (Photo via Instagram/mariahsk8rbell)