As we continue to build momentum to Sochi we shift our focus from athletes to events. This week we are going to countdown the top 5 can’t miss competitions a.k.a. you should tune in. We’ll accompany our post with a short gallery featuring some of the athletes to watch. For the U.S. it’s simple – Shani Davis (and others).
At age 31, this could be speed skater Shani Davis’ fourth and final Olympics. It will be hard for the Chicago native to top his performance from the past two Winter Games. Davis, who will anchor a solid U.S. long track speed skating team in Sochi, is trying to become the first American male athlete to win three consecutive gold medals in the same event at the Winter Games. He took first-place finishes in the 1,000 meters in Torino in 2006 and again in Vancouver four years later. [Continue Reading]
Hit the jump to check out some speed skating action….