Taking A Look At The Underdogs In Sochi

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Feb 7, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Olympics rings across from the Krasnaya Polyana transport hub in the mountain cluster at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games prior to the opening ceremonies. Mandatory Credit: Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone loves an underdog story, and what better stage to set the story than the Olympics. Most of the talk leading into the Sochi games has been a rematch between Canada and USA, that should certainly be a nail-biter, but what about the possibility of a few underdog teams making some noise in the tournament. Besides the power house nations, who is even playing in the tournament?!

Canada, USA, Russia, and Sweden could arguably be the teams with the most talent. Then it falls to teams just on the outskirts, such as Finland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. BUT that still leaves FIVE teams that are unaccounted for, teams that could possibly provide a thrilling upset within the tournament.

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