Sochi Olympics: Viewer's guide

Summary: The North American derby resumes. Two sensational Michigan-based teams -- Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States, and rink mates Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada -- pick up the thread of a rivalry that has lifted the level of ice dancing to unprecedented heights of athleticism and artistry.

What: Snowboard
Where: Rosa Khutor Extreme Park
Events/When: Women's Snowboard Cross Seeding, 2 a.m. ET; Women's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals, 4:15 a.m. ET; Women's Snowboard Cross Semifinals, 4:30 a.m. ET; Women's Snowboard Cross Finals, 4:45 a.m. ET

Summary: No need to recap Lindsey Jacobellis' history at the Olympics, other to say it's been a bumpy ride. The most dominant rider in her sport, Jacobellis is finally healthy after an ACL injury that sidelined her for nearly two years. She's in Sochi with a positive outlook, nothing to prove and nothing to lose. Which is why she should win.

What: Speedskating
Where: Adler Arena Skating Center
Events/When: Women's 1500, 9 a.m. ET

Summary: Defending champion Ireen Wust of the Netherlands and teammates Lotte Van Beek and Marrit Leenstra will pose a formidable flying wedge to the rest of the world, including Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe of the United States.

Monday, Feb. 17

What: Figure Skating
Where: Iceberg Skating Palace
Events/When: Ice Dancing free dance, 10 a.m. ET

Summary: Can Americans Davis and White unseat Canadians Virtue and Moir for the gold medal? Hard to imagine a better finale than these two incandescent teams put on in Vancouver four years ago, but they'll try.

What: Freestyle Skiing
Where: Rosa Khutor Extreme Park
Events/When: Men's Aerials Qualification, 8:45 a.m. ET; Men's Aerials Finals, 12:30 p.m. ET

Summary: Freestyle skiing added two new events to the Olympic program, but didn't increase the total number of athletes, leaving some countries with tough decisions. The U.S. team elected to enter just one man -- 18-year-old Mac Bohannon -- in aerials, making him the heir to a tradition of success that began with Eric Bergoust's gold in 1998 and continued through the late Speedy Peterson's heartwarming silver four years ago. Bohannon's second place at a recent World Cup confirmed his potential and sealed his trip.

What: Ice Hockey
Where: Shayba Arena
Events/When: Women's Semifinals, 7:30 a.m. ET, noon ET

Summary: For four teams, a chance to take one step closer to a gold medal.

What: Snowboard
Where: Rosa Khutor Extreme Park
Events/When: Men's Snowboard Cross Seeding, 2 a.m. ET; Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals, 4:15 a.m. ET; Men's Snowboard Cross Semifinals, 4:30 a.m. ET; Men's Snowboard Cross Finals, 4:45 a.m. ET

Summary: For eight years, American Nate Holland has lived in the Olympic-sized shadow of his teammate, Seth Wescott, the two-time defending champ in snowboardcross. Holland, who just won his seventh X Games gold, has yet to podium at the Olympics. Wescott didn't make this year's Olympic team and Holland is riding as consistently as ever. Is this (finally) his year?

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