1. Ashley Wagner (Figure Skating)
Who?: The favorite heading into the U.S. Nationals event in Boston earlier this month was chosen for the team despite a fourth-place finish at nationals. You’ll be hearing a lot about her in the coming weeks.
2014 Sochi Games begin Feb. 6 on NBC.
CORRECTION: The original version of this post referred to David Wise as a slopestyle skier. Wise is a halfpipe skier.
CORRECTION: Snowboarder Hannah Teter won gold in the women’s halfpipe in 2006 at the Torino Olympics and silver in the same event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The original version of the post had the medals reversed.
- A second wave of bomb threats sent to Jewish community centers brought the number of locations threatened on Monday to 29.
- Trump accused Barack Obama of organizing recent protests against him and leaking information from the White House to the press.
- Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers fessed up to the Oscars oops that caused "La La Land" to be named best picture instead of "Moonlight."
- Elon Musk announced that his SpaceX company will send two tourists around the moon by 2018 🚀🌝