Russian athletes to watch at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi:
Alex Ovechkin — The star of the Russian men's hockey team is emotionally invested in its performance.
Anton Shipulin — Biathlete is the reigning world champion in men's pursuit and capable of winning multiple medals for the host country.
Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov — Figure skaters continue Russia's dominance in pairs.
Ekaterina Tudegesheva — Snowboarder is a world champion in the new Olympic discipline of parallel slalom and a contender in giant slalom as well.
Viktor Ahn — Won three gold medals in short track for South Korea in 2006, but has switched to the Russian team.
- Sports & Recreation
- Alex Ovechkin
- Anton Shipulin
- Ekaterina Tudegesheva