jeremy abbot mens figure skating winter olympics 2014 2014 Winter Olympics: Meet Jeremy Abbott of men's figure skatingThe 2014 Winter Olympic Games start Thursday (Feb. 6) with several competitions actually taking place a day before the opening ceremony. One of those events is the start of the team figure skating competition — an explanation for which can be found here.

Jeremy Abbott has been tapped as the U.S. skater to compete in the men’s short program portion of the team competition. Here are some fun facts about the 28-year-old Colorado native:

Fave place to eat: Chipotle
MLB team: Boston Red Sox
Fave clothing brand: All Saints
Role model: His sister Gwen, a nationally ranked downhill skier
Top song on his iPod: “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye
Fave cologne: “Antidote” by Viktor & Rolf
Best way to relax: Netflix
Fave bands: Dave Matthews and Florence + the Machine
Fave singers: Jason Mraz and Jay Z

He also says that he loves British women: Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lilly Allen, V.V. Brown, Kate Nash, Florence Welch, Jessie J, Joss Stone, etc. etc.

Abbott’s Olympic skating kicks off Thursday at 10:30 a.m. ET, and you can watch the live streams at the NBC Olympics official site.
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