Countdown to Sochi: Figure skater Gracie Gold

If any athlete is poised to become a star at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, it is American figure skater Gracie Gold. With a name tailor-made for an Olympic podium, the 18-year-old Californian...
Gracie Gold

Countdown to Sochi: Snowboarder Shaun White

As a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Shaun White comes to Sochi as a leading contender once again in the snowboard halfpipe. In Russia, White will attempt to become the first male American athlete...
Shaun White

Countdown to Sochi: Ski jumper Lindsey Van

Ski jumping has been an Olympic staple for 90 years, but a big change is coming this month in Sochi. For the first time, women will be able to fly on skis in the Olympics as the event has been added...
Germany Ski Jumping Ladies World Cup

Countdown to Sochi: Bobsledder Lolo Jones

After hitting a hurdle and missing out on a gold medal in Beijing back in 2008, Lolo Jones came up empty again four years later at the 2012 London Olympics. At that point, Jones decided to give up...
Lolo Jones

Countdown to Sochi: Alpine skier Julia Mancuso

Julia Mancuso will ski in her fourth Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, having competed in Salt Lake City before winning gold in the giant slalom at Torino 2006 and a pair of silver medals four years ago...
Julia Mancuso

Countdown to Sochi: Team USA’s Hilary Knight

If Team USA is going to win the women's ice hockey gold medal that has eluded them since the 1998 Nagano Games, chances are two things need to happen: they'll have to beat Canada and get a big...
Hilary Knight

Countdown to Sochi: Figure skater Jeremy Abbott

After finishing a disappointing ninth place in Vancouver four years ago, American figure skater Jeremy Abbott heads to Sochi with hopes of a medal this time around. Abbott should be confident of his...
Jeremy Abbott