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.
- Donald Trump accused former Miss Universe Alicia Machado of conning Hillary Clinton in a Twitter rant Friday morning.
- World leaders hailed the legacy of former Israeli statesman Shimon Peres at his state funeral in Jerusalem.
- Anti-mafia police in Naples have recovered two Vincent van Gogh paintings that were stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago.