Five must-watch events at the 2014 Winter Olympics


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Feb. 15: USA-Russia hockey ... The titanic clash on Russian soil will bring about memories of the classic 1980 "Miracle on Ice" except for one big difference: Team USA will not consider itself a decided underdog. The winner will be the favorite to advance from their group, which also includes Slovakia and Slovenia. The loser will likely have to win in the qualification playoff round to make the quarterfinals.

Feb. 11: Shaun White in snowboard halfpipe ... White will be gunning for his third consecutive gold medal in the event. If he pulls it off, he'll become the first American man to win the same event three times in a row in consecutive Olympics.

Feb. 14: Bode Miller in super-combined alpine skiing. ... Miller needs three medals to join retired speed skater Apolo Ohno as the most decorated U.S. Olympian on the winter side.

Feb. 17: Meryl Davis and Charlie White in ice dance final. ... Davis and White took silver in the 2010 Vancouver Games and have since taken gold in the 2011 and 2013 world championships. They're Team USA's best chance at a figure skating gold medal.

Feb 19-24: Hockey elimination rounds ... Sidney Crosby. Evgeni Malkin. Dan Bylsma. All potentially going against one another in the name of country. Enough said.


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