15 Olympians to watch at the Sochi Games

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With the 2014 Winter Olympics just weeks away, brush up on your knowledge of the athletes poised to make the biggest splashes in Sochi.

MAMMOTH, CA - JANUARY 16: Shaun White reacts after a fall during the Men's Snowboarding Slopestyle Final U.S. Olympic Qualification #3 at the 2014 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain Resort on January 16, 2014 in Mammoth, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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MAMMOTH, CA - JANUARY 16: Shaun White reacts after a fall during the Men's Snowboarding Slopestyle Final U.S. Olympic Qualification #3 at the 2014 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain Resort on January 16, 2014 in Mammoth, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Ted Ligety, of the US, clears a gate during a slalom portion of a men's alpine ski World Cup super-combined event, in Wengen, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Ted Ligety wins 1st World Cup super-combined
Ted Ligety, of the US, clears a gate during a slalom portion of a men's alpine ski World Cup super-combined event, in Wengen, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather celebrates during the winner ceremony of the FIS World Cup Women's Super G replay competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on March 1, 2013. Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather won the competition, US Julia Mancuso placed second and Slovenian Tina Maze placed third. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
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Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather celebrates during the winner ceremony of the FIS World Cup Women's Super G replay competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on March 1, 2013. Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather won the competition, US Julia Mancuso placed second and Slovenian Tina Maze placed third. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
WHISTLER, BC - FEBRUARY 11: Shiva Keshavan of India poses for the cameras during the Men's Singles Luge training run at the Whistler Sliding Centre ahead of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 11, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shiva Keshavan
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WHISTLER, BC - FEBRUARY 11: Shiva Keshavan of India poses for the cameras during the Men's Singles Luge training run at the Whistler Sliding Centre ahead of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 11, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shiva Keshavan
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 11: Gracie Gold competes in the free skate program during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 11: Gracie Gold competes in the free skate program during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
SAPPORO, JAPAN - JANUARY 12: Sara Takanashi of Japn smiles after winning the FIS Women's Ski Jumping World Cup Sapporo at Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Sapporo, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
FIS Women's Ski Jumping World Cup Sapporo - Day 2
SAPPORO, JAPAN - JANUARY 12: Sara Takanashi of Japn smiles after winning the FIS Women's Ski Jumping World Cup Sapporo at Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Sapporo, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 8: Skip Brad Jacobs throws a rock in the Men's Final against Team Morris at the Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic Curling Trials on December 8, 2013 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Trevor Hagan/Getty Images)
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WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 8: Skip Brad Jacobs throws a rock in the Men's Final against Team Morris at the Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic Curling Trials on December 8, 2013 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Trevor Hagan/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 11: Meryl Davis and Charlie White skate in the free dance program during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 11: Meryl Davis and Charlie White skate in the free dance program during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
<p>After totaling seven gold medals as the Soviet Union, the top prize has been elusive for the once vaunted Russian Men&rsquo;s Hockey team, a trend they&rsquo;re hoping to change on their home turf. Leading the charge is beloved countryman Ovechkin, a three-time Hart Trophy winner with the NHL&rsquo;s Washington Capitals and arguably the greatest hockey player of his generation. (Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)</p>
Alex Ovechkin, Russia, Ice Hockey

After totaling seven gold medals as the Soviet Union, the top prize has been elusive for the once vaunted Russian Men’s Hockey team, a trend they’re hoping to change on their home turf. Leading the charge is beloved countryman Ovechkin, a three-time Hart Trophy winner with the NHL’s Washington Capitals and arguably the greatest hockey player of his generation. (Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 11: Ashley Wagner competes in the free skate program during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 11: Ashley Wagner competes in the free skate program during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Armin Zoeggeler of Italy speeds in the ice channel during the men&#39;s Luge World Cup race at the luge World Cup in Oberhof, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Armin Zoeggeler of Italy speeds in the ice channel during the men's Luge World Cup race at the luge World Cup in Oberhof, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
Armin Zoeggeler of Italy speeds in the ice channel during the men's Luge World Cup race at the luge World Cup in Oberhof, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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