The waiting game: Olympic alternate athletes
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
We're talking about the important role Olympic alternates can have during the games.
It's something as an Olympic spectator you may not think much about. They are Olympians in waiting, alternate athletes who are there for their country if a qualifying athlete is unable to compete.
Plus, the role of a second string Olympic athlete.
Also, it was a "Golden" night for Nevada's Olympic skier David Wise.
His message to local fans tonight, "to all my Nevada people....grateful thank you."
Olympian Christina Jones weighs in on the impact these "Heroes in the shadows" have during the Olympic games.
Check out the video above.