At age 27, ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco hopes to win an Olympic medal after all his hard work training and long-time efforts of recovering from alcoholism. The man from Colorado will likely be competing for Canada (where his father is from) in the Vancouver Olympics in ski cross, a sport that is making its Olympic debut.
Del Bosco has been convicted of three DUIs in the United States and has a history of drug abuse. As a teenager, people saw him as an ambitious alpine skier. But at the age of 17, Del Bosco was stripped of a junior national title and kicked off the U.S. ski team after he tested positive for marijuana.
"I've wanted to be an Olympic champion since I was a little kid," Del Bosco told USA Today. Hopefully he can still accomplishes his dreams and leave his past behind.