They were all stars and Olympians in Sochi in 2014, but now four years later they’ve gone on different paths. Some are still superstar athletes at the highest levels, others have decided to step away from their sport and retired.
Take a look at some of the biggest names from the 2014 Olympic Games and where they are now.
Sidney Crosby helped Canada to back-to-back gold medals in Vancouver and then in Sochi. Crosy also captained the Pittsburgh Penguins to Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017, winning MVP honors both years as well.
Kim Yu Na capped off her skating career with a silver medal in Sochi to go with a gold from Vancouver. Kim retired shortly after, but dedicated her time to being an ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in her home country where she lit the Olympic cauldron.
Steven Holcomb backed up his gold medal from the 2010 games with two bronze medals in the two-man and four-man in Sochi. Holcomb passed away in his sleep in May 2017 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya was a surprise break-out star in Sochi with her performance in the team event. Lipnitskaya won a gold medal with Team Russia, becoming the youngest figure skater to win a gold medal at the Olympics under modern rules. She has since retired from competitive figure skating after receiving treatment for anorexia.
Ashley Wagner left Sochi with a bronze medal, but continued competing with the goal of making the 2018 PyeongChang games. She finished fourth at the US National Championships and was named an alternate for Team USA.
In 2010, Alexandre Bilodeau became the first Canadian to win a gold medal at an Olympic Games held in Canada. Four years later, he made history again as the first Olympian to defend his gold medal in any freestyle skiing event. Bilodeau retired from freestyle skiing a month after the Sochi games.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. captured gold in Sochi, the first American ice dancing pair to win the Olympic title. They’ve since retired from competition, but continue skating in ice shows. White is now married to 2006 Olympic silver medalist Tanith Belbin and has a son with her.
Sage Kotsenburg was a surprise gold medalist in 2014, winning the US’s first gold medal of the games in the Men’s Slopestyle competition. He chose not to defend his title in 2018 and instead devotes his time to filming snowboarding movies. The 2018 slopestyle medal still belongs to the Americans though – 17 year-old Red Gerard took home gold.
U.S. Olympian Noelle Pikus-Pace had retired from competition after 2010, but began mounting a comeback in 2012 to qualify for the 2014 Olympic games. It paid off and she won her first medal – a silver – before retiring again.
Gracie Gold was a first time Olympian in 2014 when she finished fourth in the ladies’ singles event and took home a bronze in the team event. Expected to compete in PyeongChang, she instead announced that she would take a break from competing while she is in treatment for an eating disorder and depression
Mikaela Shiffrin was just 18 years old when she took home gold in the slalom at the 2014 Olympics. Four years later, Shiffrin hasn’t slowed down. She’s already won a second gold medal in PyeongChang and will compete in three more events