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Figure skater Jason Brown has always been known for his bubbly personality and his ponytail flowing through jumps and spins on the ice, but when he makes his second Olympic appearance in Beijing this February, he’ll be rocking a whole new look.

Highland Park's Jason Brown is heading to Beijing to compete on the U.S. Men's Olympic Figure Skating team in the 2022 Winter Olympics.

This isn't the 27-year-old's first Olympic Games. Brown competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but fell short of winning a medal.

He was named first alternate for the 2018 games for the PyeongChang team.

Now, Brown is ready to bring home the gold for Illinois and says his hometown shaped him to be who he is today.

"I lived in Highland Park from the age of 3 to 17," Brown said. "I began skating at the local ice rink and went to HP public schools from kindergarten through high school. The city provided me with an unbelievably supportive base. Was always encouraged to go after my dreams, and my friends, teachers, and community were there to help me through it."

The Winter Olympics are set to begin with an Opening Ceremony on Feb. 4, 2022, but some preliminary competitions will start on Feb. 2. The closing ceremony will be held on Feb. 20. That is 19 days filled with Olympics action across 15 winter sports. Let us help you unpack the latest news out of Beijing — sign up for our Winter Olympics newsletter.

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