Also happening yesterday: four New York men were arrested in connection with the jump.
Event: Figure skating
Hometown: San Jose's Almaden Valley
15-year-old figure skating sensation Polina Edmunds hails from Almaden Valley, a hilly, bucolic community just south of central San Jose, California. Edmunds's meteoric rise is at least partially attributable to the fact that she lives a stone's throw from world-class coaching and skating facilities in San Jose.
Hometown: South Buffalo, New York
Two-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Kane has deep roots in South Buffalo, a working class neighborhood with a strong Irish-American flavor. Once part of Buffalo's most notorious vice district, the tight knit neighborhood is still home to some of the Queen City's best bars.
During the next week, we're going to introduce you to the hometowns of three Olympians: Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the unlikely hometown of freestyle skier Nick Goepper; South Buffalo, the working class Irish neighborhood where hockey standout Patrick Kane grew up; and San Jose's Almaden Valley, the stomping ground of 15-year-old figure skating phenom Polina Edmunds.
Click on any of the athletes below to learn more about their hometowns.
Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Indiana
The gold medal favorite in slopestyle, a new freestyle skiing discipline making its Winter Games debut in Sochi, hails from the Hidden Valley area of Lawrenceburg, a city on the Ohio River in Southeast Indiana nicknamed "Whisky City" after a Seagram's Distillery in town.
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