Two-men bobsleigh pilot Steven Holcomb speeds down the ice track during unoffical progressive training at the Sanki sliding center in Rosa Khutor.(Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Photo)
(ARND WIEGMANN / REUTERS / February 5, 2014)
When: Feb. 16-17
Best of the U.S.: Pilot Steven Holcomb won the World Cup title last month, despite some frustration on European tracks.
Best of the rest: Francesco Friedrich of Germany and Switzerland's Beat Hefti could make things tough for Holcomb. U.S. chances to medal: Holcomb has a shot at ending the U.S. team's 62-year medal drought in this event, but it won't be easy.
Little-known fact: The Jamaican bobsled team's well-documented fundraising efforts included a visit to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to solicit celebrity donations.
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