Previews - Winter Olympics Day -2

Noelle Pikus-Pace makes a practice skeleton run ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center. (Alex Livesey/Getty Photo) (Alex Livesey / Getty Images / February 5, 2014)

When: Feb. 13-14.

Best of the U.S.: Noelle Pikus-Pace finished second in the World Cup standings this season, winning five gold medals, three silver and a bronze in 10 races.

Best of the rest: Britain's Lizzy Yarnold won the Word Cup circuit this season, besting Pikus-Pace by 152 points and cementing one of the biggest rivalries in sliding sports today.

U.S. chances to medal: Pikus-Pace has medaled in her last nine World Cup races, making her a favorite to finish atop the medal stand.

Little-known fact: The daughter of baseball player Ted Uhlaender, U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender wears her dad's 1972 Cincinnati Reds National League championship ring and a baseball-shaped locket containing his ashes on a silver chain around her neck when she competes.