When: Feb. 15.
Best of the U.S.: First-time Olympian Jessica Smith is 12th in the world in the event and was fourth in her last 1,500.
Best of the rest: Defending Olympic champion Zhou Yang of China has been dominant this season.
U.S. chances to medal: Emily Scott also qualified but has not medaled.
Little-known fact: South Korea has taken six of nine medals since this even was introduced in 2002.