The countdown to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 is on!
“Every two years, as the longest continuous sponsor of the Olympic Movement since 1928, The Coca-Cola Company has an amazing opportunity to align our brands with some of the best talent – and truly some of the best people – in the world of sports,” said Dina Gerson, director, Olympic Marketing, Coca-Cola North America.
This year is no different. Heading into PyeongChang 2018 in South Korea, Coca-Cola is thrilled to announce four world-class U.S. competitors to represent Coca-Cola: Olympic freestyle aerial skier Mac Bohonnon, Olympic hopeful men’s figure skater Nathan Chen, Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy and Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor.
Coca-Cola Olympic and Paralympic athletes were selected based on criteria developed around the brand’s core values.
Meet the Coca-Cola “Four-Pack”…
Olympic Sport: Freestyle Skiing- Aerials
Birthdate: March 27, 1995
Resides: Park City, Utah
Bohonnon is a three-time World Cup Champion and nine-time World Cup podium finisher, and that’s just the beginning. The 22-year-old was named FIS “Rookie of the Year” in the same year as his Olympic debut and a Top 20 skier under 18 by Powder Magazine at age 16. The avid outdoors and music enthusiast is also enthusiastic about giving back, supporting Operation Smile and The Speedy Foundation. Bohonnon says he always travels with a ping pong paddle. Who knows, maybe we’ll get so see his ping pong skills in PyeongChang too!
Career Highlights (to name a few):
- 2017 FIS Freestyle World Cup (and Olympic test event), 3rd place
- 2017 U.S. National Championships, 1st place
- 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, 5th place