Coverage of Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

Olympic Underdogs - Iouri Podladtchikov

10ThingstoSeeSports - Iouri Podladtchikov makes his final run in an attempt to get on the podium during the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe finals at the 18th edition of the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Michael Ciaglo, File)

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Russian snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov will be the one to watch in Sochi. This 25-year-old sensation has been making waves in the snowboarding world since 2000. He barely missed the podium at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and hopes to bring home some hardware in Sochi.

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