Downhill skier Stacey Cook suffered a nasty fall during a training run at the 2010 Olympics and has been looking ahead to Sochi ever since, hoping for a fair shot at the medal stand.
After another disappointing end at the Summer Games, Lolo Jones needed a distraction. Her answer? Bobsled. Now, the track star is eyeing a new goal: making a Winter Olympic team.
Just when Kaillie Humphries thought her Olympic dreams were shattered, she found new life as a bobsled driver and the world has been chasing her ever since.
Jincy Dunne, a 15-year-old from Missouri, has a hectic schedule and a lofty goal of making the U.S. hockey team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Claressa Shields' boxing gold medal hasn't brought endorsements or TV interviews, but the 17-year-old isn't giving up the fight.
Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, as well as other U.S. women's soccer stars, need to exercise patience and sacrifice to help the new women's professional soccer league succeed.
Hope Solo's first appearance with the U.S. national team since she married Jerramy Stevens a day after his arrest provided plenty of reaction, from fans and the goalkeeper herself.
If Lindsey Vonn wants to race against men, it cannot be a one-off. Otherwise, the skier risks sending the message that the women's side of the sport is not as talented or as important as the men's side.
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings still haven't lost at the Olympics and never will, not after ending their 12-year run of dominance with a third and final gold medal.
While there's "no crying in baseball," Monday brought plenty of sob stories in track and field.
A day after winning gold in the 400, the American sprinter was back on the track. She won her heat to earn a spot in the 200-meter semifinals.
Aaron Ross has celebrated two Super Bowl victories. His wife, Sanya Richards-Ross, won her own Super Bowl in the form of a gold medal in the 400.
While they finished far down the list of times, runners from conservative countries with limited opportunities for women provided some of the more compelling stories.
Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin might get more recognition (not to mention attention from the president). But Allison Schmitt has been the top American swimmer in these Olympics so far.
Kristin Armstrong, 38 and a recent mother, decided to give the Olympics one more shot, and it worked out that she got to sit on a throne with another gold medal around her neck.
Whether the 2012 gold medalists in the women's team final are the best group of American Olympic gymnasts can be debated, but they are almost certainly the best team.