By Jamie MacDonald | March 09, 2018, 12:47 p.m. (ET)

What are Team USA athletes — Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls — up to when they're not competing? They're training. They're practicing. They're traveling to competitions and meets and games and tournaments. They're relaxing. They're getting engaged and married and having children. They're taking hard-earned vacations. Or retiring. Or coping with the raw emotions that come from losing and winning. And they're sharing. Through the reach of social media, we're able to follow along on their often extraordinary journeys. We'll catch you up each week on what's "Red, White & Trending."

 

Return to PyeongChang

Not long after the Olympic flame was extinguished in South Korea, Team USA fans can turn their attention to the Paralympic Winter Games. Over the past week, Team USA has arrived in full force, with more than 70 of the nation’s best athletes representing the United States in the 10-day event in PyeongChang. The U.S. Embassy in Seoul was ready in advance …

 

#teamprocessing #nike #teamusa #pathtopyeongchang #madeit #gousa #pride #honored

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Salute To #InternationalWomensDay

For International Women’s Day, look no further than Team USA for inspiration …

 

Welcome Back, Team USA

How does it get much better than returning to your hometown as an Olympian?

Or … on a walk down the red carpet at the Oscars?

And rubbing elbows …

Plus taking in an Anaheim Ducks game …

And, yes, the Ducks did win.

 

Women’s Hockey Players Return Heroes

Of all the happy returns from PyeongChang, few have enjoyed their whirlwind reentries more than the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team — various members of which were able to wear their gold medals proudly in …

Washington, D.C. …

Over to Annapolis for an NHL outdoor game (where the gold medal-winning men’s curling team opened the proceedings in style, but more on them in a bit) …

North along I-95 to a SheBelieves Cup game with a fellow Women’s National Team in New Jersey …

Across the Hudson for an epic Late Night appearance …

Downtown to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange …

 

New York Stock Exchange โœ… #golden๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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… And, for good measure, a Rangers game at MSG …

 

Swept Up In It All

The U.S. men's curling team didn’t get cheated on their return stateside as Olympic champions, either.

There was the New York Stock Exchange …

And there was Fallon …

Plus Annapolis, too, and in the coolest way imaginable …

But for sheer hometown bliss, this may be the pinnacle of returns. Watch as an epic day unfolds for Tyler George, beginning with an invite …

 

Oscar Buzz

Not only did Team USA make an impact attending the annual celebration of cinema, but two-time Olympic gold medalist Kobe Bryant won an Oscar in the category of Best Animated Short Film for "Dear Basketball." Which, in turn, earned him all sorts of positive feedback, beginning with legendary Dream Teamer Magic Johnson.

 

So Long, Laurenne

All athletes endure pain and, likely, some suffering along the way to become an Olympic athlete. Few bodies have withstood as much over the past year or so than that of alpine skier Laurenne Ross, who a few months ago ticked off the damage: “a torn ACL / LCL / medial meniscus / lateral meniscus / popliteal fibular ligament, dislocated tibiofibular joint, and a broken tibial plateau.” This past week, Ross made the following announcement:

 

Under Construction

Brian Boitano, the 1988 Olympic champion in men’s figure skating, recently enjoyed the 30th anniversary of his Calgary gold, which he called, “definitely the cherry on top of the whip cream on top of the chocolate sauce on top of the ice cream” on Instagram, and also enjoyed another walk down memory lane — this one at home.

It’s a home with stunning views looking toward Alcatraz, and it’s undergoing a serious reno. Come for the piles of plaster, stay for the views …

 

Exciting. #renovation #alcatraz

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Unfortunately, that’s not all Boitano had hiding behind the walls. Also … a giant wasp nest.

 

Never Too Early …

You know what’s on Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden’s mind? Tokyo.