Their fate is literally up in the air, what happens in the three seconds from launch to landing is judged with a very close eye.
Olympians are the premier athletes in the world.
Rosie Brennan didn't try cross-country skiing until she was in 8th grade. Reese Hanneman was on skis before he could walk, having grown up in Alaska. But despite their different paths, both skiers can now call themselves national champions.
You don't have to be the greatest skier in the world to succeed in freestyle aerial .
Slopestyle skiing shows just how far the Olympics have come.
Any Olympic athletes have had to overcome some kind of hardship to achieve their dreams.
John Coughlin and Caydee Denney were the 2012 US National Pairs Champions.
Since the origin of the Winter Olympics, ski jumping has exclusively been a male sport. Not anymore.
From the costumes, to the music, to the dramatic performances, ice dancing has become one of the fan favorites at the Winter Olympics.
There is a very strong tradition of U.S. Olympic women's figure skaters. The United States has produced seven gold medalists, and as Dana Greene shows us, Gracie Gold hopes to live up to her name.
The 2014 Winter Olympics are 15 weeks away and the Americans are going through intense training.