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Kevin Fixler | February 5, 2014

2014 Winter Olympics preview

Team USA's stars in Sochi

Meet Team USA's brightest Winter Olympic athletes

Bode Miller

America's greatest alpine skier of all time is back for one last shot, and ready to "kick ass."

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Jamie Anderson

The laid back 23-year-old snowboarder is just going with the flow and hoping for the best in Sochi.

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The Figure Skaters

A closer look at the five solo skaters representing Team USA, a mix of fresh and familiar faces.

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Ted Ligety

Team USA's humbled champion -- and perhaps the best alpine skier in the world -- adapts, and now finds even greater success.

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The Bobsled Team

America's four-man bobsled team -- better known as the Night Train -- goes for back-to-back gold medals, led by the well-decorated 33-year-old Steve Holcomb.

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Mikaela Shiffrin

At just 18 years old, Shiffrin looks to fill the void in U.S. women's skiing left, at least for the meantime, by Lindsey Vonn.

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David Wise

Just 23 years old, Wise is a freeskiing veteran who continues to help this young Olympic sport rapidly advance.

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Lolo Jones

She is still chasing her first Olympic medal, but Lolo Jones feels like she's already a winner by becoming one of the few athletes to compete in both the Summer and Winter Games.

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Kelly Clark

Snowboarder Kelly Clark, now in her golden years at the ripe age of 30, heads to her fourth Olympics, leading a strong pack of American women.

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About the Author

Kevin Fixler is a writer from Denver, Colo., who holds a master's from UC-Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. His work has appeared with Newsweek, The Atlantic and Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @kfixler.