5 things to watch at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday

FOX31 Denver

SOCHI, Russia — We’re in the home stretch of the Sochi Winter Olympics, with the final week of competition under way.

NBC’s Bob Costas plans to return to the broadcast booth Monday after being sidelined with an eye infection for a few days.

More importantly, Monday will determine whether we’ll get to see a repeat of one of the most intense rivalries in sports. And it will offer us a taste of the chaotic world of snowboard cross.

Here are five events to watch at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday:

1. Ice Dancing

Americans Meryl Davis, 27, and Charlie White, 26, are favorites to win gold in ice dancing. They were the world champions in 2011 and 2013 — and could become the first Americans ever to become Olympic champions in ice dance.

On Sunday, they not only won the short dance part of the competition; they scored a…

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