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.
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