STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Steamboat Springs celebrates its hometown athletes who are headed for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

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The town held a big party to send 31 Colorado athletes off in style on Saturday; 15 of those athletes are from Steamboat Springs.

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Ski Town USA has produced nearly 90 winter Olympians, which is the most of any town in North America.

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Some former competitors were there to wish them luck with a procession through town with an Olympic torch.

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The torch was then used to light the cauldron at the event on Saturday night. It will stay lit every night during the Olympics.

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