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Event by event, from A to Sochi

  • Men's downhill

    Men's downhill

    When: Feb. 9. Best of U.S.: Bode Miller, Travis Ganong, Marco Sullivan, Erik Fisher. Best of the rest: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway), Adrien Theaux (France), Didier Defago (Switzerland), Carlo Janka (Switzerland). U.S. chances to medal: Miller, 36, is defying Father Time. He won Olympic bronze four...

  • Women's downhill

    Women's downhill

    When: Feb. 12. Best of the U.S.: Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook. Best of the rest: Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Germany), Tina Maze (Slovenia), Lara Gut (Switzerland). U.S. chances to medal: The injury to defending Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn opens it up for Mancuso, who won silver behind Vonn in Vancouver....

  • Men's super combined

    Men's super combined

    When: Feb. 14. Best of the U.S.: Ted Ligety, Bode Miller. Best of the rest: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway), Alexis Pinturault (France), Marcel Hirscher (Austria). U.S. chances to medal: Pretty good, given Ligety won combined gold in 2006 at Turin and Miller won four years ago in Vancouver. Ligety...

  • Women's super combined

    Women's super combined

    When: Feb. 10. Best of the U.S.: Julia Mancuso, Laurenne Ross. Best of the rest: Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Austria), Marie-Michele Gagnon (Canada), Tina Maze (Slovenia). U.S. chances to medal: Mancuso came from nowhere in 2010 to win silver behind Austria's Hoefl-Riesch after favorite Lindsey Vonn skied...

  • Men's super-giant slalom

    Men's super-giant slalom

    When: Feb. 16. Best of the U.S.: Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Travis Ganong. Best of the rest: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway), Patrick Kueng (Switzerland), Jan Hudec (Canada). U.S. chances to medal: Miller won silver behind Svindal's gold in Vancouver and just missed a super-G win recently in Kitzbuehel....

  • Women's super-giant slalom

    Women's super-giant slalom

    When: Feb. 16. Best of the U.S.: Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook, Leanne Smith. Best of the rest: Lara Gut (Switzerland), Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Austria). U.S. chances to medal: Lindsey Vonn being out means opportunities for Mancuso and Cook, who have posted recent top-10 finishes in World Cup. Mancuso...

  • Men's giant slalom

    Men's giant slalom

    When: Feb. 19. Best of the U.S.: Ted Ligety, Bode Miller. Best of the rest: Marcel Hirscher (Austria), Alexis Pinturault (France). U.S. chances to medal: Ligety is the closest to a sure thing, although he finished ninth as the favorite four years ago. Nineteen of Ligety's 20 career World Cup wins...

  • Women's giant slalom

    Women's giant slalom

    When: Feb. 18. Best of the U.S.: Julia Mancuso, Mikaela Shiffrin. Best of the rest: Jessica Lindell-Vikarby (Sweden), Tina Weirather (Liechtenstein), Anna Fenninger (Austria). U.S. chances to medal: Mancuso won 2006 gold in a snowstorm in the Italian Alps, but this could be Shiffrin's breakout...

  • Women's slalom

    Women's slalom

    When: Feb. 21. Best of the U.S.: Mikaela Shiffrin, Resi Stiegler. Best of the rest: Frida Hansdotter (Sweden), Marlies Schild (Austria). U.S. chances to medal: You'd bet the ski chalet if slalom didn't have all those gates to trip up a skier. Shiffrin, only 18, is the ski team's next superstar....

  • Men's slalom

    Men's slalom

    When: Feb. 22. Best of the U.S.: David Chodounsky, Nolan Kasper, Ted Ligety. Best of the rest: Marcel Hirscher (Austria), Felix Neureuther (Germany), Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway). U.S. chances to medal: How about a snowball's chance in a microwave oven? Chodounsky is a former NCAA slalom champion...

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