Kamila Valieva – Credit: Getty Images Kamila Valieva Events: Women’s singlesAge: 15Birthplace: Kazan, RussiaResidence: Moscow, RussiaPast Games: N/AInstagram: kamilavalieva26  Immediately following the 2018 Olympics, few saw Kamila Valieva as a medal contender for the next Winter Games. Probably because she was 11 ...

Emily Sweeney waves 2 U.S. flags – Credit: NBC Olympics American luger Emily Sweeney became the junior world luge champion in the 2009 World Cup season and won her first senior World Cup gold medal in the sprint race at ...

Jessie Diggins at a 2021 photoshoot in California – Credit: NBC Olympics Jessie Diggins helped earn the U.S. its first-ever gold medal in Olympic cross-country skiing at the 2018 Games, then built upon that success by capturing the 2020-21 Tour de ...

Alex Hall at a September 2021 photoshoot in Irvine, California – Credit: NBC Olympics Alex Hall‘s journey to medal contender took several paths; born in Alaska, he spent a majority of his early life in Zurich, Switzerland, before moving back ...

Jaelin Kauf at a September 2021 photoshoot in Irvine, California – Credit: NBC Olympics Jaelin Kauf has strong roots in mogul skiing as both of her parents, Patti and Scott, were on the pro tour. The Wyoming native has tallied seven World ...

Colby Stevenson at a September 2021 photoshoot in Irvine, California – Credit: NBC Olympics Colby Stevenson feels fortunate to still be skiing after a life-threatening 2016 car crash dealt him numerous injuries including a fractured skull. But the Utahn returned less ...

Dusty Henricksen at a September 2021 photoshoot in Irvine, California – Credit: NBC Olympics Dusty Henricksen, who turns 19 two days before the Opening Ceremony, was just a toddler when he first rode a snowboard as dad Marko coached at Big ...

Ryan Cochran-Siegle For Team USA’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Alpine skiing is the family business. Not only did his mother, Barbara Ann Cochran, win slalom gold at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics, she also runs the Richmond, Vermont ski school where a ...

Mikaela Shiffrin Still in the heart of her prime at age 26, Mikaela Shiffrin is nothing less than the face of Alpine skiing in 2022. She’s been described by people she calls her idols as a once-in-a-generation skier and is ...

Red Gerard at an April 2021 photoshoot near Mammoth Lakes, California – Credit: NBC Olympics Red Gerard surprised even himself by winning slopestyle gold as a 17-year-old at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, becoming snowboarding’s youngest athlete to win a title at ...