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For Their Next Act ...

March 03, 2014
March 03, 2014

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March 3, 2014

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THE MAIL
2014 OLYMPICS
MOTOR SPORTS
BASEBALL
  • THE MONEYBALL ERA MOCKED SMALL BALL, BUT DIDN'T TOTALLY DISCREDIT IT. WITH THE GAME IN THE MIDST OF A SCORING DROUGHT, TAKING CARE OF THE LITTLE THINGS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

THE BIRTH OF SHOWTIME
  • In the early '80s, Pat Riley and Magic Johnson began a transformation that put the Lakers on the leading edge of sports culture. But it took a really, really strange series of events—and some Magicavellian maneuvering—to set the stage

Brazil
  • AS THE WORLD TURNS ITS EYES TOWARD THE NEXT OLYMPIC GAMES, IN RIO, AND ON THE EVE OF A WORLD CUP IN THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF SOCCER, A QUESTION HANGS IN THE AIR LIKE A LINGERING CLOUD OF TEAR GAS: HOW DO YOU RECONCILE

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For Their Next Act ...

In addition to the young Sochi medalists who'll return in 2018, including skier Mikaela Shiffrin and nearly all of the freestyle skiers and snowboarders, Team USA has many other promising athletes in the pipeline for Pyeongchang, South Korea

Sophie Caldwell

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The U.S. is still looking for its first cross-country gold, and Caldwell, 23, could provide it. A collision knocked her out of contention in the sprint final, but her sixth-place finish was the best ever by a U.S. woman.

Kate Hansen

In 2008, at age 15, Hansen became the youngest-ever junior world luge champ. She won nationals last year despite a broken foot and was 10th in Sochi—while drawing attention with her prerace dancing.

Arielle Gold

The 17-year-old with a name destined for a podium had to withdraw in Sochi after dislocating her shoulder. She has a world title in halfpipe and an X Games bronze in superpipe, and her best lies ahead.

Maggie Voisin

Had the freestyle skier not broken her right fibula just before the Games began, Voisin, at 15 years and two months, would have been the youngest U.S. Winter Olympian since 1972.

Mac Bohonnon

As a 13-year-old in 2008, Bohonnon was the youngest skier ever accepted to the U.S. ski team's development program. In Sochi he placed an impressive fifth in aerials at age 18.

Chloe Kim

A silver medalist in the superpipe at the X Games in January, the 13-year-old was too young to be eligible to compete in Sochi. In four years she could head to her parents' homeland for the Olympics.

PHOTOSIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (CALDWELL)PHOTOTOBIAS HASE/EPA/LANDOV (HANSEN)PHOTOJULIE JACOBSON/AP (A. GOLD)PHOTOJULIE JACOBSON/AP (VOISIN)PHOTOLUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS (BOHONNON)PHOTODOUG PENSINGER/GETTY IMAGES (KIM)