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Athletes in Sochi battle for the podium on Day 1 of the Sochi Games

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The Olympic flame is reflected in the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics February 8, 2014.

BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS

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Jan Blokhuijsen of the Netherlands competes in the men's 5000 metres speed skating race during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. Picture taken using multiple exposure function.

BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS

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The Adler Arena is reflected in a Dutch supporter's glasses ahead of the men's 5,000m speed skating race during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics February 8, 2014.

ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Canada's Natalie Spooner is knocked to the ice by Switzerland's Romy Eggimann (L) and Laura Benz during the second period of their women's ice hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics February 8, 2014.

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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First placed Marit Bjoergen (bottom) of Norway, her team mate and fourth placed Therese Johaug (top) and second placed Charlotte Kalla of Sweden react after competing in the women's skiathlon event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014.

SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada compete in the team ice dance short dance figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Ivan Sekretarev/AP

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Canada's Ryan Fry delivers the rock during the first day of the men's curling training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Wong Maye-E/AP

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China's Qin Ning performs a jump during the women's freestyle skiing moguls qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014.

LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi of Germany compete in the team ice dance short dance figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Vadim Ghirda/AP

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Sven Kramer of the Netherlands reacts at the flower ceremony after winning and setting an Olympic record time in his men's 5000 meters speed skating race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014.

PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Siobhan Heekin-Canedy and Dmitri Dun of Ukraine compete in the team ice dance short dance figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Ivan Sekretarev/AP

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Russia's Marika Pertakhiya celebrates after crossing the finishing line in the women's freestyle skiing moguls qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014.

DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Italy's Deborah Scanzio performs a jump during the women's freestyle skiing moguls qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014.

DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Patrick Beckert of Germany competes in the men's 5000 meters speed skating race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014.

PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Canada forward Natalie Spooner, left, watches a glove save by Switzerland goalie Florence Schelling, right, during first period women's Olympic hockey action at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Canadian fans cheer as Canada gets ready to take on Switzerland during women's Olympic hockey action at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Jocelyne Larocque of Canada (3) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal against Switzerland in the first period of the women's ice hockey game at the Shayba Arena during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Petr David Josek/AP

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Japan's Sara Takanashi speeds down the ski jump during the women's ski jumping individual normal hill training event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014.

KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Russia's Ekaterina Baturina speeds down the track during the women's singles luge training session at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games at the Sanki Sliding Center February 8, 2014.

MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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Emery Lehman of the U.S. takes a breather after competing in the men's 5,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Patrick Semansky/AP

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Russia's Denis Yuskov waves after competing in the men's 5,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

Matt Dunham/AP

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A fan cheers during the men's 5000m event the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Morry Gash/AP

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Team USA's goalie Jessie Vetter makes a save against Finland in their women's ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 8, 2014.

JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Spain's Paul de la Cuesta comes to a halt at the end of a men's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Christophe Ena/AP

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Norwegian curlers wear rose-painting knickers during curling training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Robert F. Bukaty/AP

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Norway's Staale Sandbech crashes during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014.

MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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Italy's Werner Heel jumps during a men's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Alessandro Trovati/AP

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Mark McMorris of Canada waves the Canadian flag after winning a bronze medal following the men's slopestyle snowboard final at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

Jonathan Hayward/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. gets ready during a women's skeleton training session at the Sanki sliding center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, near Sochi February 8, 2014.

MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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Arianne Jones of Canada prepares to start during a training session for the women's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Natacha Pisarenko/AP

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Norway's Therese Johaug, left, and Norway's Marit Bjoergen take a curve during the women's cross-country 15k skiathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Gregorio Borgia/AP

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First placed Marit Bjoergen (bottom) of Norway, her team mate and fourth placed Therese Johaug (top) and second placed Charlotte Kalla of Sweden react after competing in the women's skiathlon event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014.

SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Norway's gold medal winner Marit Bjoergen is flanked by Sweden's silver medal winner Charlotte Kalla, left, and Norway's bronze medal winner Heidi Weng after the flower ceremony for the women's cross-country 15k skiathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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The puck goes into the net behind Finland's goalie Noora Raty for USA's second goal scored by Kelli Stack, during the second period of their women's preliminary round hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 8, 2014.

POOL/REUTERS

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Canada's Charles Reid performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014.

DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Oskars Gudramovics, top, and Peteris Kalnins from Latvia take a turn during a training session for the men's doubles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Michael Sohn/AP

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Canada's Mark McMorris performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014.

DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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The U.S. women's hockey team huddles around the net before their preliminary round hockey game against Finland at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 8, 2014.

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Switzerland's Nadja Jnglin-Kamer crashes near the finish line during a women's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Christophe Ena/AP

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Canada's Charles Reid grimaces in pain as he arrives on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014.

MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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Russia's Alexey Sobolev performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014.

DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Slovakia's Kristina Saalova jumps during a women's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Luca Bruno/AP

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Belgium's Seppe Smits performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014.

LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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