How Cute Were These Olympians as Kids?
Prior to earning fame for her facial expressions, the now-22-year-old figure skater was earning points for her smooth skating moves and sweet outfits (where can we get those pink tights?).
We're guessing that Miller didn't really have a choice about trying hockey as a kid – his grandfather, father, uncle and five cousins all played for Michigan State University. But it's a good thing he started: the 33-year-old Buffalo Sabres goalie helped the U.S. win silver in Vancouver, where he was named Olympic hockey MVP.
Granted she's still young – the ski jumper is just 19 – but even as a tot she was ready to bundle up, clip on those skis and hit the slopes, even if she sometimes wasn't too happy about it.
His current sport is on ice, but as the 24-year-old speed skater was growing up in South Beach, Fla., he'd get by on in-line skates – in fact, it's how he was discovered.
The figure skating pro, 18, picked up the sport at age 8, and by the looks of it, she's a natural on ice.
TAYLOR & ARIELLE GOLD
As siblings just three years apart (now 20 and 17), these two grew up doing a lot together and now, they're making their Olympic debuts together, on the U.S. men's and women's halfpipe teams.
She was snowboarding before most of us even knew what a snowboard was, and at 18, was off to her first Olympics, where she won gold. Now 30, she's competing in her fourth Games, and we're guessing her form has improved just a little since 1995.