The 22nd Winter Olympic Games begin February 6 in Sochi, Russia. Teen skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin is one of 230 U.S. athletes that hope to be on the medal stand in the coming weeks. Check out the other young competitors going for the gold.
Fireworks explode around the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo