A number of Olympic champions are among the 100-plus athletes registered for the 2017 Team USA Media Summit in Park City in Utah.
The Summit organised by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) provides print, broadcast, online and photo journalists with access to the country’s top athletes from all winter sports, all in one place, leading up to the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Sochi 2014 slopestyle snowboarding gold medallist Jamie Anderson features on the list of attendees for this year's event, which is scheduled to take place at the Grand Summit Hotel in Canyons Village from September 24 to 27.
She is joined by fellow snowboarder Kelly Clark, who won women's halfpipe gold at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
Alpine skiers Ted Ligety, a two-time Olympic gold medallist, and Mikaela Shiffrin, the winner of the women’s slalom event at Sochi 2014, are due to be present as well.
Other Olympic medallists registered for the event are ice hockey player Meghan Duggan, figure skaters Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner, snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy and bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor.
Chloe Kim, a double gold medal-winning snowboarder at last year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, and Amy Purdy, the bronze medallist in the women’s snowboard cross at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, are also confirmed along with US national figure skating champion Nathan Chen.
More athletes are set to be added as the event nears.
In addition, the head coaches of the US Olympic men’s ice hockey team, which is expected to be announced in early August, and women’s equivalent, Robb Stauber, will be in attendance.
USOC has hosted the Team USA Media Summit prior to each Olympic Games since 1988.
Previous host cities have included Atlanta, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Park City and Salt Lake City.
Park City played a key role when Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and staged several events, including the Alpine skiing and snowboarding.
It also played host to the Team USA Media Summit prior to the Sochi 2014 Games, where the US ranked fourth in the medal table with nine golds, seven silvers and 12 bronzes.
The US delegation consisted of 230 athletes competing in all 15 sports.