The Winter Olympians are making their way home Monday night from Sochi -- and, some of them came through Chicago.
Many of the athletes were greeted enthusiastically by fans!
About a dozen Team USA Olympians arrived Monday afternoon- to cheers and congratulations. A few, even sporting some coveted bling.
Among them, snowboarder Alex Deibold - who won a bronze in the snowboard cross event....clearly happy with his performance in his first Olympics. He waxed boards for the team four years ago.
The Olympians flew into O’Hare straight from Sochi and all are catching connecting flights back to their home base - taking some exhilarating memories and experiences with them
All have moved on to their connections but soon, many will start preparing for the next games.