Established in 1982, the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Gore Mountain, and Belleayre Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex, the Olympic Jumping Complex, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, the Conference Center at Lake Placid and the Olympic Center. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic impact and development.
List of popular United States of America Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from United States of America have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from United States of America who have competed in the Olympics. United States of America has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. List is made up of many different athletes, including Shaun White and Larry Bird.