When: Feb. 14-15.
Best of the U.S.: Matt Antoine finished an unexpected third in the World Cup standings this season after failing to break the top 10 last year.
Best of the rest: Brothers Martins and Tomass Dukurs of Latvia finished first and second, respectively, on the World Cup circuit this season. The two, coached by their father, are favored to medal in Sochi.
U.S. chances to medal: Antoine's world ranking suggests he could be a surprise medalist, though it will be tough against the Latvians and host Russians.
Little-known fact: U.S. racer Kyle Tress of Ewing, N.J., dabbled in acting for a time, working as an extra on “Transformers 2,” “When in Rome” and “CSI: NY.”