Sochi Olympics

Then and now: Here's what your favorite Olympians looked like when they were younger

Feb. 13, 2014 at 7:38 AM ET

Video: Check out what prominent Olympic athletes like Ashley Wagner and Shaun White looked like as children. Willie Geist reports from the Orange Room.

It takes a lifetime of training to become an Olympic athlete, and many of these childhood pictures of Team USA athletes prove just that.

Check out these photos of your favorite Olympians when they were young. Could you have guessed these adorable kids would one day be going for gold? Based on these pictures, the answer is probably yes.

Figure skater Ashley Wagner 

Ashley Wagner of the United States
TODAY, AP

Snowboarder Shaun White 

Shaun White of the USA
BuzzFeed, EPA

Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington

Gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington of the United States
TODAY, Getty Images

Snowboarder Hannah Teter

 Hannah Teter of the United States
TODAY, Getty Images

Snowboarder Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark of the U.S
TODAY, Reuters

Speed skater J.R. Celski

J.R. Celski of the United States
TODAY, Getty Images


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