All Olympic Games - summer and winter - are remembered particularly for a few performances that stand out from all the others.
Who will you be watching at Sochi 2014 and what should you expect them to achieve? Our guide to the top competitors gives you the answers and much more.
We have made a list of both new Olympians who could impress everyone on their debut and more experienced competitors who have already won medals at previous Winter Olympics. And we have favoured no particular country; we have searched around the world to find the best of the best.
So take a look through list and get ready for a wonderful Winter Olympics.