Feb. 28, 2016, 4:47 p.m. (ET)

Team USA athletes are no stranger to the spotlight and can often be seen walking red carpets and rubbing elbows with Hollywood's elite. And sometimes they bring along their shiniest companions: their Olympic and Paralympic medals. To help prepare for the Academy Awards red carpet, TeamUSA.org has compiled this list of 16 moments when U.S. athletes and their medals were the brightest stars on various red carpets.

1) Jason Rogers and Tim Morehouse
Fencers Jason Rogers (L) and Tim Morehouse (R) pose for a photo on the red carpet at Bowlmor Lanes 70th Anniversary party on Oct. 7, 2008 at Bowlmor Lanes in New York City.

2) Angelo Taylor and LaShawn Merritt
Track athletes Angelo Taylor (L) and LaShawn Merritt arrive at the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles.

3) Danielle Scott-Arruda
Volleyball player Danielle Scott-Arruda arrives at Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables 2' premiere on Aug. 15, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif.

4) Aly Raisman
Gymnast Aly Raisman arrives at the premiere of RADiUS-TWC's 'Bachelorette' at ArcLight Cinemas on Aug. 23, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif.

5) Danell Leyva, Ryan Lochte and Leo Manzano
(L-R) Gymnast Danell Leyva, NCLR Board Chair Jorge Plasencia, swimmer Ryan Lochteand track athlete Leo Manzano arrive at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sept. 16, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif.

6) Conor Dwyer
Swimmer Conor Dwyer and rapper 50 Cent arrive at the premiere of Open Road Films' 'End of Watch' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Sept. 17, 2012 in Los Angeles.

7) Aja Evans, Meryl Davis and Charlie White
Actor Jason Binn (second from left) poses with bobsledder Aja Evans (L), and ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White (R) at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif.

8) Gracie Gold
Figure skater Gracie Gold arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Divergent' at the Regency Bruin Theatre on March 18, 2014 in Los Angeles.

9) Women's Ice Hockey Team
Members of the U.S. women’s ice hockey team walk the red carpet at the U.S. Olympic Committee's Best of U.S. Awards at Warner Theatre on April 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

10) Alex Deibold
Snowboarder Alex Deibold walks the red carpet at the U.S. Olympic Committee's Best of U.S. Awards at Warner Theatre on April 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

11) Sled Hockey Team
Members of the U.S. sled hockey team walk the red carpet at the U.S. Olympic Committee's Best of U.S. Awards at Warner Theatre on April 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

12) Fogt, Holcomb, Tomasevicz and Langton
(L-R) bobsledders Chris Fogt, Steven Holcomb, Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton walk the red carpet at the U.S. Olympic Committee's Best of U.S. Awards at Warner Theatre on April 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

13) Brianne McLaughlin
Ice hockey player Brianne McLaughlin attends CW3PR presents Gold Meets Golden at Equinox Sports Club on Feb. 21, 2015 in Los Angeles.

14) Devin Logan
Freeskier Devin Logan attends the 36th Annual Salute to Women In Sports at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 20, 2015 in New York City.

15) Tatyana McFadden
Paralympic track and field athlete and skier Tatyana McFadden attends the 36th Annual Salute to Women In Sports at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 20, 2015 in New York City.

16) Muffy Davis
Paralympic cyclist Muffy Davis attends the 36th Annual Salute to Women In Sports at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 20, 2015 in New York City.