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Sochi stars set for sponsor gold

These Olympians could sign lucrative endorsement deals after the Winter Games.

Sage Kotsenburg

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  • Sport: Snowboard
  • Olympic medals: 1
  • Age: 20

Kotsenburg secured the first gold for Team U.S.A. in Sochi in the men's snowboard slopestyle. He's already backed by sponsors such as Nike (NKE), Monster Beverage (MNST) and GoPro.

In a laid-back interview with CNN, he said he took it easy ahead of his big competition, munching on snacks and watching the Sochi opening ceremony.

  @AlannaPetroff - Last updated March 03 2015 12:23 PM ET