Giorgia Villa, a 12-year-old Italian artistic gymnast that started at 4, is the hope of the Italian Federation for The Olympic Games 2020. Demis Angagregn, a 16-year-old runner from Ethiopia, lost his parents in 2012 and overcame it thanks to sport.
Lena Hentschel, 15, is a German high diver with hopes for the Olympic Games 2020. Her motto is "no fun, no success." Ryuga Akaishi, 15, is a wheelchair basketball player from Japan, the youngest member of the Saitama Lions sitting basketball team.
Eileen Nasuh, 12, a volleyball player from Kenya, was given a scholarship to attend a Kenyan volleyball powerhouse. Judd Henkes, a 15-year-old snowboarder from the U.S., trains seven hours away from home to pursue his Olympic dream.
Thai weightlifter Phonnapha Suratwadi is enjoying her journey towards the Olympics via the Summer Youth Olympic Games. Multi-skilled sportsman Ty Wiberg has a double Paralympic dream of competing at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
Milagros Durán, 15, is one of the Dominican Republic's best young sprinters and has her sights on Olympic glory and being a role model. Speedskater Niek Deelstra has the potential to be world class and aims to prove his quality by taking Olympic gold.
Profiles of South Korea's youngest-ever skating champion You Young, on track for the 2018 Youth Olympics, and Beijing 2022; and Argentine equestrian rider Richard Kierkegaard, who survived a terrible fall and become a world champion by the age of 13, and now wants Olympic glory.