The 2014 Winter Olympics begin today in Sochi, Russa. Canadians will be cheering for their favourite athletes.
But several Olympic contenders are receiving a little more attention than others.
They are recovering from major injuries and needed to add extra training so they’ll be fit enough to compete.
At least two slopestyle contenders from Canada are among this group.
Slopestyle is an event in which skiers or snowboarders try to perform the most difficult tricks while flying as high into the air as possible.