Chloe Kim, Gus Kenworthy, Elena Hight, and Brolin Mawejje all come from very different backgrounds.
But each is united by their drive to be Olympians.

Kenworthy wants to be the first openly gay man to compete in the Winter Olympics, and the 2018 PyeongChang Games will be his chance to become a beacon of change for the LGBT community. Hight has been on a 12-year mission to achieve Olympic medal glory. Will 2018 be the year she finally stands on the podium? Kim is widely expected to win Olympic halfpipe gold. Can she deliver under extreme pressure? Mawejje recently had his Olympic dreams sidetracked when he was diagnosed with arrhythmia, a potentially fatal heart condition.

Here are their stories.

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