Norway Men's Alpine Ski Racing Team

With not that many seasoned veterans the Norwegian Alpine Men's Ski Racing Team is putting all the eggs in Aksel-Lund Svindal's basket and well they should as long as Aksel remains healthy and at the top of his game. During the 2013 World Cup season the Norwegian team had ten podiums - nine of which were Aksel-Lund Svindal's (five gold, three silver and a bronze) and a bronze by Kjetil Jansrud.

At the 2013 FIS World Ski Championship it was all Aksel with a gold in the Downhill and a bronze in super G. For Sochi, Aksel is still a good bet to deliver, but there's not a very deep bench here and if he falters or is hurt it could be a long ride home for this team.

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Iver Bjerkestrand

Iver Bjerkestrand. Getty Images
Iver Bjerkestrand has yet to compete in a Winter Olympics event nor has he competed in an FIS World Ski Championship.

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Leif Kristian Haugen

Kristian Haugen. Getty Images
At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Leif Kristian Haugen was 28th in the Giant Slalom and DNF1 in the Slalom event. At the 2013 World Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria, Leif Kristian Haugen was 23rd in the Slalom and finished 24th in the Giant Slalom and at the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Haugen finished 16th in Giant Slalom and DNF2 in the Slalom.

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Kjetil Jansrud

Kjetil Jansrud. Getty Images
At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Kjetil Jansrud was 2nd in the Giant Slalom and took the silver medal, he was 9th in the Super Combined, 12thin super G and finished 31st in the Downhill. At the 2013 World Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria, Kjetil Jansrud was DNF1 in the super G.

In the 2011 World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Jansrud finished 5th in Giant Slalom, 10th in the Super Combined, was DNF1 in the super G and DNF1 in the Slalom. At Val d'Isere, France, in 2009 Kjetil Jansrud was 9th in Super Combined and was DNF1 in the Slalom, DNF1 in the Giant Slalom and DNF1 in super G. In Bormio at the 2005 Worlds Jansrud was DNF1 in the Slalom.

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Truls Ove Karlsen

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At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Truls Ove Karlsen was 21st in the Giant Slalom, 22nd in the Super Combined, 46th in the Downhill and was DNF1 in both the Slalom and the super G. In the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games Truls Ove Karlsen was DNF1 in the Slalom.

In the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Truls Ove Karlsen finished 25th in the Giant Slalom and 28th in the super G and at Val d'Isere, France, in 2009 he was DSQ2 in the Slalom and 13th in the Giant Slalom. At Are, Sweden in 2007 Truls Ove Karlsen was 6th in the Giant Slalom and 7th in the Slalom. In Bormio at the 2005 Worlds he was DNF1 in the Slalom and in 2003 at the World Ski Championships in St. Moritz he was 24th in the Giant Slalom and DNF2 in the Slalom event.

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Henrik Kristoffersen

Henrik Kristoffersen. Getty Images
Henrik Kristoffersen has yet to race in Olympic Winter Games Competition. However, at the 2013 World Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria, Kristoffersen was 20th in the Giant Slalom and DNF2 in the Slalom.

Henrik Kristoffersen has been named a 2013 Longines Rising Ski Star.

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Truls Johansen

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Truls Johansen has yet to compete in a Winter Olympics event nor has he competed in an FIS World Ski Championship.

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Aksel-Lund Svindal

Aksel-Lund Svindal. Getty Images
At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Aksel-Lund Svindal took the gold medal in the super G, was 2nd in Downhill for a silver medal, 3rd in Giant Slalom for the bronze medal and DNF in the Super Combined. At the 2013 World Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria, Aksel-Lund Svindal was 1st in the Downhill for the gold medal, 3rd in the super G for the bronze medal, 4th in the Giant Slalom and DNF2 in the Super Combined. In the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Aksel-Lund Svindal finished 1st in the Super Combined, 4th in Giant Slalom, 5th in Downhill and DNF1 in the super G.

At Val d'Isere, France, in 2009, Aksel won in Super Combined, was third in super G, 11th in Downhill and 9th in Giant Slalom. At Are, Sweden, in 2007 he won gold in both the Giant Slalom and Downhill, finished 13th in super G, 5th in the Super Combined and DNF in the Slalom.

In Bormio at the 2005 Worlds, Aksel finished 2nd in the Combined, 7th in Downhill, 12th in Slalom, 6th in the Giant Slalom and 7th in the super G. In 2003 at the World Championships in St. Moritz, Aksel-Lund Svindal was DNF in the super G, finished 22nd in the Downhill and 5th in the Giant Slalom.