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The four Ws surround any Olympic Games: Who Will Win What? Narrowing the list of U.S. Olympic elites headed to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, required the elimination of recuperating hopefuls and comeback candidates with less than stellar odds of podium-meriting performances. Mid-2013, sports data firm Infostrada foresaw a lower U.S. medal count in 2014 than the previous Games in Vancouver. However, the debut of 12 events at the Sochi Games, such as parallel slalom snowboarding and women's ski jumping, improve Team USA's medal odds.