Previews - Winter Olympics Day -3

Jessica Smith attends a short-track press conference ahead of the Olympics at the Main Press Centre in Sochi. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Photo) (Matthew Stockman / Getty Images / February 4, 2014)

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.