Gus Kenworthy, 26, from Telluride, Colorado, is a 2014 Olympic silver medalist who was part of a U.S. slopestyle sweep.
Kenworthy gained attention after adopting stay puppies in Sochi.
He is expected to contend in both halfpipe and slopestyle in PyeongChang.
In 2015, Kenworthy came out with a simple message on twitter saying, "I am gay." He received an outpouring of support.
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