Brian Hansen during the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials. (Chris Nicoll/USA Today Sports Photo)
(Chris Nicoll / USA Today Sports / December 28, 2013)
When: Feb. 15.
Best of the U.S.: World record-holder Shani Davis won silver his last two Games and medaled in two of four World Cup races.
Best of the rest: First-time Olympian Koen Verweij, 23, of the Netherlands medaled in three races this season and has risen to No. 3 in the world.
U.S. chances to medal: Brian Hansen, ninth in the world, and Joey Mantia, 23rd, medaled in World Cups. Jonathan Kuck, 32nd, has the experience.
Little-known fact: The Netherlands won 11 medals in speedskating in 1998.
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