According to USA Today, “the United States sent a record 230 athletes to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. From which 50 states do those athletes come? It’s easy to guess that California and New York are responsible for sending the most athletes, as they’re two of the most populous states in the nation. But what happens when you rank the states in terms of athletes per resident instead of total athletes? With the help of numbers from The Washington Post and Business Insider, we found out which state is king of the Winter Games.”
Vermont is #1 and New Hampshire is #2, with nine athletes – that’s 1 for every 146,000 residents.