Half-pipe snowboarder Shaun White, 23, is a legend in the Olympic world. Shaun turned pro at 13 years old with the support of snowboarding founder Jake Burton, and has soared to the top of the medal stands ever since. “The Flying Tomato” won gold at the 2006 Winter Games and is anticipated to win again in Vancouver. Look out for his daring new trick the 1260 Double McTwist, also dubbed “The White Snake,” at the Games.
Maine native, snowboarder Seth Westcott, 33, won the gold medal for snowboard-cross at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy. In the off-season, he is also an entrepreneur: his restaurant, The Rack, caters to snowboarders and skiers near the Sugarloaf resort, in Maine.
Standing at 5’5″, half-pipe snowboarder Louie Vito is a cutie with a lot of Olympic potential. At 21, Louie has won 6 Grand Prix titles and has competed on “Dancing with the Stars”!
Speed skater J.R. Celski, 19, is making his debut Olympic appearance in Vancouver. At the Olympic Trials, J.R. was injured during a crash — his right skate sliced 6 inches into his left leg, severing a muscle. Ouch! Luckily, his scores still qualified him for an Olympic nod. Watch him compete against fellow hottie Apolo Ohno!
Veteran alpine skier Bode Miller came back after a year-long hiatus to make the Olympic team. At 32 years old, this four-time World Champion and hottie dad of 2-year old daughter Dacey is going to shred up the slopes!
You might recognize him from the fourth season of “Dancing with the Stars,” but Apolo Ohno is no stranger to the Winter Olympic Games. Vancouver will be the third Olympic appearance for this 27-year-old champion short-track speed skater. Apolo won gold in both 2002 and 2006.
Hottie 27 year-old Norwegian alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal is a two-time World Cup champion and is considered one of the best skiers in history. After a bad crash in November of 2007 left him with broken bones in his face and a 15 cm laceration to his groin and abdominal area, Aksel returned to the sport in October 2008. A lower-leg injury slowed his start to the 2009-10 season, but if he is healthy Aksel will be the one to beat, across several events, in Vancouver.