Five reasons to watch the Olympics

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* The outspoken Bode Miller and the American ski team aim to beat the Austrians. (Will Bode celebrate with a beer if they succeed?) Figure skater Michelle Kwan goes for the gold in her third, and last, Olympics.

* Red-headed snowboarder Shaun White, a.k.a. Flying Tomato, may be the best extreme sports athlete ever.

* Short-track speed skater Apollo Anton Ono looks to best his last performance when he won a gold medal in 1,500 meters and a silver, despite falling, in the 1,000 meters.

* To warm up for China.

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