Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, center, speaks during a ceremony honoring members of the U.S. Winter Olympic team from the state, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Five Olympians attending are, from left, Ida Sargeant, Hannah Kearney, Liz Stephen, Susan Dunklee and Sophie Caldwell. At rear are state Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell, left, and Parker Riehle, president of the Vermont Ski Areas Association. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Five Vermont athletes who competed at the Sochi Winter Olympics received standing ovations and thanks from the governor on Wednesday at the Statehouse.

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