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We're proud to support this year's Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Sochi. As part of our commitment to honoring great work, O.C. Tanner designs, creates, and donates rings for every U.S. athlete who participates. Just as importantly, we take the time to celebrate the support given by family, friends, coaches, and communities. For behind every athlete, there's someone who ignited the spark. Who believed all along and made the impossible, possible. Take a moment to read and share these inspirational stories submitted by our Team USA athletes—then vote for your favorite. Your votes will help determine the winners of the O.C. Tanner Inspiration Award, a hand-crafted 14K gold commemorative ring.

Voting extended! You can now vote up to 100 times a day. Voting ends March 16, 2014.

2014 Inspiration Award Nominees

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Eddy Alvarez
Eddy Alvarez
Nominated
Walter Alvarez
Lanny Barnes
Lanny Barnes
Nominated
Tracy Barnes
Nick Baumgartner
Nick Baumgartner
Nominated
Landon Baumgartner
Jason Brown
Jason Brown
Nominated
Kori Ade
Cory Butner
Cory Butner
Nominated
Jim & Yvonne Butner
Alex Carpenter
Alex Carpenter
Nominated
Bob Carpenter
Kyle Carr
Kyle Carr
Nominated
Siobhan O'Rourke
Lauren Cholewinski
Lauren Cholewinski
Nominated
Helen Cholewinski
Stacey Cook
Stacey Cook
Nominated
Mark Brownlie
Chris Creveling
Chris Creveling
Nominated
Patrick Creveling
Alex Deibold
Alex Deibold
Nominated
Tschana Schiller
Alyson Dudek
Alyson Dudek
Nominated
Tony Goskowicz
Taylor Fletcher
Taylor Fletcher
Nominated
Bryan Fletcher
Preston Griffall
Preston Griffall
Nominated
Keith Griffall
Brian Hansen
Brian Hansen
Nominated
Nancy Swider-Peltz
Torin Koos
Torin Koos
Nominated
Amory Rowe
Andrew Kurka
Andrew Kurka
Nominated
Tyler Walker
Staci Mannella
Staci Mannella
Nominated
Susan Arnold
Josh Pauls
Josh Pauls
Nominated
Deborah Pauls
Augusto J Perez
Augusto J Perez
Nominated
Brenda Calderon
Johnny Quinn
Johnny Quinn
Nominated
Lance Walker
Laurenne Ross
Laurenne Ross
Nominated
Allan Ruggles Purvis
Emily Scott
Emily Scott
Nominated
Craig Scott
Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith
Nominated
Rick Smith
Curt Tomasevicz
Curt Tomasevicz
Nominated
Emily Azevedo
Danelle Umstead
Danelle Umstead
Nominated
Peter D'Aquanni

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