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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - File1. Exterior of ice arena2. Interior of ice arenaAP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoston, Mass. - January 11, 2014(inset on moving gfx background)3. STILL of gold-medalist ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, silver-medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and bronze medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani on the podium at U.S. Figure Skating ChampionshipsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFairfax, Virginia - January 22, 20144. SOUNDBITE (English) Audrey Weisiger, Two-time Olympic coach (Transcript Below)AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoston, Mass. - January 11, 20145. Various STILLS of Davis and WhiteAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - January 23, 20146. SOUNDBITE (English) Barry Wilner, AP Sports Writer (Transcript below)(Bite partially covered by additional stills of Davis and White as noted above)AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoston, Mass - January 11, 2014(inset on moving gfx background)7. STILL of Gracie Gold8. STILL of Ashley Wagner9. STILL of Polina Edmunds10. STILL of Jason Brown and Jeremy Abbott11. STILLS of Jeremy Abbott12. STILLS of Jason BrownAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - January 23, 201413. SOUNDBITE (English) Barry Wilner, AP Sports Writer (Transcript below)(Bite covered by stills of Abbott and Brown)AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoston, Mass. - January 11, 2014(inset on moving gfx background)14. STILL of pairs teams Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, and Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay -- zooms into ShnapirAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - January 23, 201415. SOUNDBITE (English) Barry Wilner, AP Sports Writer (Transcript below)(Bite partially covered by stills of Shanpir and Castelli)16. Moving graphic with '?' emergingAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFairfax, Virginia - January 22, 201417. Mid of 2-time Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger on the ice 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Audrey Weisiger, Two-time Olympic coach (Transcript Below)AP GRAPHIC - AP CLIENTS ONLY19. List of skating event dates over Sochi moving graphicVOICEOVER SCRIPT:U.S. FIGURE SKATERS HAVE A DECENT CHANCE TO MEDAL IN THE SPORT'S FIRST EVER 'TEAM' EVENT AT THE OLYMPICS.BUT WHEN THEY TAKE THE ICE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS… THEIR STRONGEST SHOT AT STRIKING 'GOLD' COMES IN WHAT 'HAS BEEN' A MOST ELUSIVE CATEGORY: SOUNDBITE (English) Audrey Weisiger, 2-time Olympic Coach: It's very exciting//that we have a chance for our first ever gold medal in ice dancing.TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPIONS MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "MARLIE", ARE WIDELY EXPECTED TO END THE AMERICAN DROUGHT IN OLYMPIC ICE DANCING - AND CAPTURE A NEW FAN BASE: SOUNDBITE (English) Barry Wilner, AP Sports Writer: "People who don't generally watch ice dance when they watch figure skating and prefer the events that have the jumps and the throws - they should tune in to watch 'Marlie', because they really are special."THEY'RE ALSO THE 'ONLY' AMERICAN SKATERS CONSIDERED SHOE-INS FOR A SPOT ON THE PODIUM.IN THE LADIES COMPETITION, CURRENT U.S. CHAMPION GRACIE GOLD AND TWO-TIME CHAMPION ASHLEY WAGNER ARE LONG SHOTS, BUT COULD CRACK THE TOP FIVE… WHILE 15-YEAR-OLD NEWCOMER POLINA EDMUNDS WOULD PROBABLY BE QUITE HAPPY TO FINISH IN THE TOP TEN.THE MEN HAVE JUST TWO SPOTS IN THE SOCHI GAMES - HELD BY JEREMY ABBOTT AND JASON BROWN.SOUNDBITE (English) Barry Wilner, AP Sports Writer: "Jeremy Abbott won his fourth US title this year. He's one of the best in history in the US nationals. But when he gets on the international stage he struggles. // He's really the best bet. Jason Brown is an up and comer, 18 years old. He was a bit of a surprise to make this team. He's the guy to watch for in 2018."IN THE PAIRS COMPETITION… MARISSA CASTELLI AND SIMON SHNAPIR (ca-STELL-ee and Shna-peer), ALONG WITH FELICIA ZHANG AND NATHAN BARTHOLOMAY, WILL BE SKATING FOR THE U-S… THOUGH SHNAPIR 'COULD' FEEL A CERTAIN 'HOME ICE' ADVANTAGE: SOUNDBITE (English) Barry Wilner, AP Sports Writer: "Shnapir's family is from Russia and he's lived in the United States most of his life but he has family back there, his family does speak Russian, he even speaks some Russian, so for him, this is a big deal going back there.//They're not really a medals contender but it's a fun story."ALSO FUN… THE UNEXPECTED. FORMER OLYMPIC COACH AUDREY WEISIGER SAYS 'SKATING IS A SLIPPERY SPORT' THAT ALWAYS COMES DOWN TO THE DAY:AW: the guy that is willing to step it up on that day is the one that's gonna win.THE COMPETITION GETS INTO FULL SWING WITH THE PAIRS SHORT PROGRAM ON FEBRUARY ELEVENTH… AND CONCLUDES WITH THE LADIES' FREE SKATE ON THE 20TH. (SOUNDUP 'go team usa!' - c/up on gloves)HANNAH BUCHDAHL, ASSOCIATED PRESS