The dress code for some members of Team Hamlin at luge races in the past has varied wildly: sometimes they're in patriotic onesies, and sometimes they've dipped into the body paint.
For these Olympics, it was business formal. Sort of.
Erin Hamlin's fiancee and brothers sent her out in style. For her four runs at the Pyeongchang Games, they sat near the finish deck in patriotic red, white and blue jackets and ties _ maybe practicing for whatever the wardrobe choices will be for her July wedding.
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"They look good," Hamlin said. "I think they've definitely smartened up over the years. They're maturing very gracefully, I might say."
Then again, maybe they're just not exposing themselves to pneumonia. It has been freezing in Pyeongchang, especially at night when sliding races are happening. So the jacket-and-tie look is both supportive and functional.
"I think they would still body-paint themselves if it was warm," Hamlin said.
Hamlin is a four-time Olympian, and was sixth in Pyeongchang _ the final competition before the two-time world champion and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist enters retirement.