Sochi Olympics: Athletes and Events to Watch

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The 2014 Winter Olympics debut in Sochi, Russia Thursday, with events in team figure skating, women's freestyle skiing and slopestyle snowboarding. U.S. Olympian Shaun White caused a stir on Wednesday when he announced his last-minute withdrawal from the slopestyle competition. We preview the events and athletes to watch in the 2014 Winter Games.


Rick Tittle, host of "Titillating Sports" on Sports Byline USA

Alyssa Roenigk, senior writer covering free-skiing and snowboarding at the Sochi Olympics for ESPN