February 12 and 14
[Gold] Ilia Kulik, Russia
[Silver] Elvis Stojko, Canada
[Bronze] Todd Eldredge, U.S.
U.S. If Eldredge, the '96 world champ, lands his quad, he could move up; if 21-year-old Michael Weiss lands his, he could too.
February 18 and 20
[Gold] Michelle Kwan, U.S.
[Silver] Tara Lipinski, U.S.
[Bronze]Nicole Bobek, U.S.
U.S. With little competition from Europe, the first sweep by any nation in this event is within reach.
February 8 and 10
[Gold]Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze, Russia
[Silver]Wotzel & Steuer, Germany
[Bronze]Kasakova & Dmitriev, Russia
U.S. Kyoko Ina and Jason Dungjen, fourth at the 1997 worlds, could jump into the top three.
February 13, 15 and 16
[Gold]Grishuk & Platov, Russia
[Silver]Bourne & Kraatz, Canada
[Bronze]Krylova & Ovsyannikov, Russia
U.S. Elizabeth Punsalan and Jerod Swallow should improve on their 15th in '94. Teens Jessica Joseph and Charles Butler are a duo to watch.
He's the Leonardo DiCaprio of figure skating, an apple-cheeked heartthrob with mischief in his eyes and trampoline springs in his legs. Russia's Ilia Kulik, 20, also happens to be the most complete package among the men vying for the gold medal in Nagano, a skater whose mix of classical ballet training, out-of-your-seat athleticism and theatrical flair makes him the hottest young star on ice.