American exceptionalism: U.S. medal haul from Sochi

The U.S. Olympic Team began collecting hardware on the first day the Winter Games began — with a bigger medal haul expected.

Men's slopestyle skiing medalists, from left, Gus Kenworthy, silver, Joss Christensen, gold, and Nicholas Goepper, bronze, all from the United States, pose with their medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Men's slopestyle skiing medalists, from left, Gus Kenworthy, silver, Joss Christensen, gold, and Nicholas Goepper, bronze, all from the United States, pose with their medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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