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2014 Sochi Olympics: What to Watch Feb. 20


Today's Highlights


8-11:30 p.m. Eastern

Tonight's main event is also considered by many to be the main event of any Winter Games: the Women's Figure Skating free skate. Medals will be awarded, and stars will be born.

1. Figure Skating — Women's Free Skate
Reigning world and Olympic champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea entered these games as the favorite, but Russian teenagers Adelina Sotnikova and Julia Lipnitskaia and Americans Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds are competing for hearts, minds and high scores as well.

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2. Freestyle Skiing — Women's Halfpipe, Men's Ski Cross

In Women's Halfpipe, competitors will be thinking of Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who lobbied for Olympic inclusion of the halfpipe event prior to her death from a training accident in 2012. American Maddie Bowman is a top contender for gold.

Austria's Michael Schmid won Ski Cross gold in Vancouver, and he'll look to do so again in Sochi. John Teller is the lone qualifying American in the event.