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Our athletes are on the ground in Russia, preparing for the start of competition at the Winter Games

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Canada's goaltender Shannon Szabados looks on during their women's ice hockey team practice ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 4, 2014. The women's ice hockey competition begins on February 8.

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Team Canada's Meghan Agosta-Marciano holds up her mask to show-off her patriotic mouthguard as she walks to practice at the Sochi Winter Olympics Tuesday February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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Team Canada's Caroline Ouellette walks between the dressing room and the practice rink at the Sochi Winter Olympics Tuesday February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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Team Canada goalie's Shannon Szabados and Genevieve Lacasse walk between buildings as they make their way to practice at the Sochi Winter Olympics Tuesday February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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Team Canada's Gillian Apps walks between buildings to practice at the Sochi Winter Olympics Tuesday February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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Members of Canada's Olympic team ride bicycles in the Coastal Athlete's Village at the Olympic Park in Sochi, February 4, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to February 23.

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Snowboarder Mark McMorris of Canada trains on the slopestyle snowboard course during practice for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, Russia February 4, 2014.

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Charles Hamelin (L) and his brother Francois of Canada skate together in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace February 4, 2014.

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Canada's team captain Caroline Ouellette follows through on a shot during their women's ice hockey team practice ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 4, 2014. The women's ice hockey competition begins on February 8.

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Alex Gough of Canada crosses her eyes after putting on her helmet prior to a training run in the women's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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Christine Nesbitt, a member of the Canadian speed skating team, is reflected in a television screen as she speaks with reporters after a 2014 Winter Olympics team news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

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Canada's Kevin Reynolds skaes his routine during a practice session at the Sochi Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Sochi.

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Alex Bilodeau of Canada flips off a jump during a freestyle skiing mogul training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor February 4, 2014.

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Canadian speed skater Vincent De Haitre stretches as he trains outside the Canadian athletes village before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

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Canadian speed skater Mathieu Giroux trains on a bicycle on his room's balcony at the Canadian athletes village before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

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