When: Feb. 11.
Best of the U.S.: Shaun White, Taylor Gold, Greg Bretz and Danny Davis.
Best of the rest: Ayumu Hirano of Japan, who is only 15, and Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland.
U.S. chances to medal: White is going for his third consecutive gold medal in this event. Four years ago, Davis upset White in a run-up event to the Vancouver Olympics but was seriously injured in an ATV crash in Utah, which put him out of the qualifying mix.
Little-known fact: White's other “job” is keeping him busy these days. His band, Bad Things, released its debut album Jan. 21. One track getting some notice is called “Vices.”Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun