Alpine skiing begins at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday with the men's downhill.
Among the leading contenders is Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, the downhill world champion and silver medalist from Vancouver in 2010 who is a big fan of the Sochi course and a man on form.
He takes on Switzerland's defending Olympic champion Didier Defago, who has not been on a World Cup podium since 2011, while another who is expected to challenge is leading US skier Bode Miller.
Germany's Felix Loch has been streets ahead of his luge rivals all season and the 24-year-old, who has won the past two world titles, defends his men's Olympic crown.
Italian veteran Armin Zoggeler, entering his sixth Winter Olympics, is one of the few entrants equipped with the skill to deprive Loch, having won a medal in each of his past five Olympic appearances.
In other action, British duo Jenny Jones and Aimee Fuller will be given another chance to reach the final of the women's snowboard slopestyle.
The pair both failed to qualify for the final on the first day of competition and they will feature again when they compete in Sunday's semi-finals.
Other action sees the team figure skating event conclude from mid-afternoon onwards with the free skates - first the men, then the women and the ice dancers' free dance to finish - with hosts Russia, Canada and the US currently in the medal positions.
Other medals up for grabs on Tuesday include in the biathlon (women's sprint), cross country skiing (men's skiathlon), ski jump (men's normal hill), and speed skating (women's 3,000m), while the women's group games continue in the ice hockey.