Olympic stars when they were kids - Window to the Winter Games

Everyone loves Throwback Thursday photos, including elite athletes. Check out what some top Olympians looked like before they were winning medals.

Shaun White, a San Diego native, started snowboarding at age six. He is slated to compete in the halfpipe and slopestyle events in Sochi. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Shaun White, a San Diego native, started snowboarding at age six. He is slated to compete in the halfpipe and slopestyle events in Sochi.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Lolo Jones is a track and field star during the Summer Olympic, but that was not enough for her. She gained about 30 pounds and joined the U.S. bobsled team for her first Winter Games. (Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

Lolo Jones is a track and field star during the Summer Olympic, but that was not enough for her. She gained about 30 pounds and joined the U.S. bobsled team for her first Winter Games.  (Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

Hannah Kearney won her first Olympic gold medal in 2010 for freestyle skiing. This year at Sochi she hopes to add to her collection. Jim Urquhart-USA TODAY Sports

Hannah Kearney won her first Olympic gold medal in 2010 for freestyle skiing. This year at Sochi she hopes to add to her collection.  Jim Urquhart-USA TODAY Sports

Charlie White and Meryl Davis

Charlie White and Meryl Davis (Photo courtesy @NBCOlympics/Twitter)

Sochi will be Ashley Wagner’s first time at the Olympics. She did not qualify in 2010 for the Vancouver Games and almost didn’t make Team USA again when she placed fourth at the 2014 U.S. Championships. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Sochi will be Ashley Wagner’s first time at the Olympics. She did not qualify in 2010 for the Vancouver Games and almost didn’t make Team USA again when she placed fourth at the 2014 U.S. Championships. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Shani Davis is an Olympics speed skating vet. In the 2006 Turin Games he was the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual event at the Winter Olympics. (Jim Urquhart-USA TODAY Sports)

Shani Davis is an Olympics speed skating vet. In the 2006 Turin Games he was the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual event at the Winter Olympics. (Jim Urquhart-USA TODAY Sports)

With Lindsey Vonn not headed to Sochi Mikaela Shiffrin is the alpine skier to watch. In 2013 alone she won four World Cup slalom races and is a gold medal favorite at Sochi. (Nathan Bilow-USA TODAY)

With Lindsey Vonn not headed to Sochi Mikaela Shiffrin is the alpine skier to watch. In 2013 alone she won four World Cup slalom races and is a gold medal favorite at Sochi. (Nathan Bilow-USA TODAY)

John Daly is a U.S. skeleton racer. He finished 17 during his first Olympics in 2010, but this time around he is determined to go home with a medal. (Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports)

John Daly is a U.S. skeleton racer. He finished 17 during his first Olympics in 2010, but this time around he is determined to go home with a medal. (Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports)

Meghan Duggan is a forward for the USA ice hockey team. She won a silver medal at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.

Meghan Duggan is a forward for the USA ice hockey team. She won a silver medal at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.

Maia and Alex Shibutani are not just figure skating partners, but also siblings. They formed a close-knit team since an early age. (Greg M. Cooper/ USA TODAY Sports)

Maia and Alex Shibutani are not just figure skating partners, but also siblings. They formed a close-knit team since an early age.  (Greg M. Cooper/ USA TODAY Sports)

Jessica Jerome became the first U.S. woman to win the Olympic Trials in ski jumping. (Nathan Bilow-USA TODAY Sports)

Jessica Jerome became the first U.S. woman to win the Olympic Trials in ski jumping. (Nathan Bilow-USA TODAY Sports)

Even though Matt Duchene plays center/winger in the NHL for the Colorado Avalanche, he will be representing Canada in Sochi. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Even though Matt Duchene plays center/winger in the NHL for the Colorado Avalanche, he will be representing Canada in Sochi. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Ted Ligety won his first Olympic gold for alpine skiing in 2006. He is pictured above with his brother. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Ted Ligety won his first Olympic gold for alpine skiing in 2006. He is pictured above with his brother. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Megan Bozek plays defense for the U.S. hockey team. She started playing hockey when she was just four on an all boy team in Illinois. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Megan Bozek plays defense for the U.S. hockey team. She started playing hockey when she was just four on an all boy team in Illinois. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)