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Best of Sochi - Day 9

<p>France's Deborah Anthonioz, Faye Gulini of the U.S., Austria's Maria Ramberger, France's Nelly Moenne Loccoz and Eva Samkova (L-R) of the Czech Republic compete during the women's snowboard cross semi-finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

France's Deborah Anthonioz, Faye Gulini of the U.S., Austria's Maria Ramberger, France's Nelly Moenne Loccoz and Eva Samkova (L-R) of the Czech Republic compete during the women's snowboard cross semi-finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in...more

France's Deborah Anthonioz, Faye Gulini of the U.S., Austria's Maria Ramberger, France's Nelly Moenne Loccoz and Eva Samkova (L-R) of the Czech Republic compete during the women's snowboard cross semi-finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Bode Miller of the U.S. cries in the mixed zone after finishing in the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Cente February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Bode Miller of the U.S. cries in the mixed zone after finishing in the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Cente February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Bode Miller of the U.S. cries in the mixed zone after finishing in the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Cente February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Winner Norway's Kjetil Jansrud (2nd L) celebrates on the podium with second-placed Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S. (L) and joint third-placed Canada's Jan Hudec (2nd R) and Bode Miller of the U.S. after the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach</p>

Winner Norway's Kjetil Jansrud (2nd L) celebrates on the podium with second-placed Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S. (L) and joint third-placed Canada's Jan Hudec (2nd R) and Bode Miller of the U.S. after the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition at the...more

Winner Norway's Kjetil Jansrud (2nd L) celebrates on the podium with second-placed Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S. (L) and joint third-placed Canada's Jan Hudec (2nd R) and Bode Miller of the U.S. after the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>Germany's pilot Maximilian Arndt (front) and Alexander Roediger speed down the track during the men's two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. Picture taken with multiple exposure.       REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (RUSSIA  - Tags: SPORT BOBSLEIGH OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)  </p>

Germany's pilot Maximilian Arndt (front) and Alexander Roediger speed down the track during the men's two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. Picture taken with multiple exposure. REUTERS/Fabrizio...more

Germany's pilot Maximilian Arndt (front) and Alexander Roediger speed down the track during the men's two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. Picture taken with multiple exposure. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT BOBSLEIGH OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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<p>Slovakia's goalie Jan Laco falls into the net after being hit by Russia's Alexei Yemelin during the second period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Bruce Bennett/Pool</p>

Slovakia's goalie Jan Laco falls into the net after being hit by Russia's Alexei Yemelin during the second period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Bruce Bennett/Pool more

Slovakia's goalie Jan Laco falls into the net after being hit by Russia's Alexei Yemelin during the second period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Bruce Bennett/Pool

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<p>Sweden's Marcus Hellner celebrates after crossing the finish line during the men's cross-country 4 x 10km relay event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

Sweden's Marcus Hellner celebrates after crossing the finish line during the men's cross-country 4 x 10km relay event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Sweden's Marcus Hellner celebrates after crossing the finish line during the men's cross-country 4 x 10km relay event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>An athlete practices on the shooting range before the men's biathlon 15km mass start event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth</p>

An athlete practices on the shooting range before the men's biathlon 15km mass start event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

An athlete practices on the shooting range before the men's biathlon 15km mass start event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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<p>France's Robin Duvillard slides in the snow as he celebrates after the flower ceremony for the men's cross-country 4 x 10km relay event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

France's Robin Duvillard slides in the snow as he celebrates after the flower ceremony for the men's cross-country 4 x 10km relay event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

France's Robin Duvillard slides in the snow as he celebrates after the flower ceremony for the men's cross-country 4 x 10km relay event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Canada's second placed Dominique Maltais (L) and first placed Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic celebrate on podium after the women's snowboard cross finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez</p>

Canada's second placed Dominique Maltais (L) and first placed Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic celebrate on podium after the women's snowboard cross finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan...more

Canada's second placed Dominique Maltais (L) and first placed Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic celebrate on podium after the women's snowboard cross finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Norway's Ida Njaatun pats Ireen Wust of the Netherlands (R) on the back during the women's 1,500 metres speed skating race in the Adler Arena at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

Norway's Ida Njaatun pats Ireen Wust of the Netherlands (R) on the back during the women's 1,500 metres speed skating race in the Adler Arena at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Norway's Ida Njaatun pats Ireen Wust of the Netherlands (R) on the back during the women's 1,500 metres speed skating race in the Adler Arena at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Course slippers prepare the course following the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach</p>

Course slippers prepare the course following the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Course slippers prepare the course following the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>Gold medallists Sweden's Ida Ingermarsdotter, Emma Wiken, Anna Haag and Charlotte Kalla (L-R) jump on the podium during the victory ceremony for the women's cross-country 4 x 5km relay competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Gold medallists Sweden's Ida Ingermarsdotter, Emma Wiken, Anna Haag and Charlotte Kalla (L-R) jump on the podium during the victory ceremony for the women's cross-country 4 x 5km relay competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014....more

Gold medallists Sweden's Ida Ingermarsdotter, Emma Wiken, Anna Haag and Charlotte Kalla (L-R) jump on the podium during the victory ceremony for the women's cross-country 4 x 5km relay competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Austria's Andre Lakos (L) checks Norway's Mathis Olimb during the second period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch</p>

Austria's Andre Lakos (L) checks Norway's Mathis Olimb during the second period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Austria's Andre Lakos (L) checks Norway's Mathis Olimb during the second period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>Ondrej Bank of the Czech Republic speeds down the course during the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 16, 2014. Picture taken with multiple exposure function. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach</p>

Ondrej Bank of the Czech Republic speeds down the course during the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 16, 2014. Picture taken with multiple exposure function....more

Ondrej Bank of the Czech Republic speeds down the course during the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 16, 2014. Picture taken with multiple exposure function. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>Athletes practice before the men's biathlon 15km mass start event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. The race was postponed until Monday due to adverse weather conditions. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

Athletes practice before the men's biathlon 15km mass start event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. The race was postponed until Monday due to adverse weather conditions. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Athletes practice before the men's biathlon 15km mass start event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. The race was postponed until Monday due to adverse weather conditions. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A volunteer looks out of a window as he watches the preparation for the welcoming ceremony for India's team, in the Olympic athlete's village which stands on a mountain plateau in Rosa Khutor, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014. India completed its return to the Olympic family on Sunday when its flag was hoisted at the Sochi Games, five days after the International Olympic Committee lifted its suspension on the Southeast Asian nation. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov</p>

A volunteer looks out of a window as he watches the preparation for the welcoming ceremony for India's team, in the Olympic athlete's village which stands on a mountain plateau in Rosa Khutor, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014....more

A volunteer looks out of a window as he watches the preparation for the welcoming ceremony for India's team, in the Olympic athlete's village which stands on a mountain plateau in Rosa Khutor, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014. India completed its return to the Olympic family on Sunday when its flag was hoisted at the Sochi Games, five days after the International Olympic Committee lifted its suspension on the Southeast Asian nation. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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<p>Second-placed Ireen Wust of the Netherlands (L), her compatriots winner Jorien ter Mors and third-placed Lotte van Beek celebrate on the podium during the flower ceremony for the women's 1,500 metres speed skating race in the Adler Arena at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014. Mors won the women's 1,500 metres speed skating title in an Olympic record time on Sunday as the Dutch once again swept the medals at the Adler Arena. It was also a third speed skating medal sweep in Sochi for the Dutch after the men completed the feat in the 500 and 5,000m. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

Second-placed Ireen Wust of the Netherlands (L), her compatriots winner Jorien ter Mors and third-placed Lotte van Beek celebrate on the podium during the flower ceremony for the women's 1,500 metres speed skating race in the Adler Arena at the Sochi...more

Second-placed Ireen Wust of the Netherlands (L), her compatriots winner Jorien ter Mors and third-placed Lotte van Beek celebrate on the podium during the flower ceremony for the women's 1,500 metres speed skating race in the Adler Arena at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014. Mors won the women's 1,500 metres speed skating title in an Olympic record time on Sunday as the Dutch once again swept the medals at the Adler Arena. It was also a third speed skating medal sweep in Sochi for the Dutch after the men completed the feat in the 500 and 5,000m. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir compete during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 16 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk</p>

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir compete during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 16 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir compete during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 16 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>Canada's Jonathan Toews attempts a wraparound against Finland's goalie Tuukka Rask in the first period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Canada's Jonathan Toews attempts a wraparound against Finland's goalie Tuukka Rask in the first period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Canada's Jonathan Toews attempts a wraparound against Finland's goalie Tuukka Rask in the first period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Fans of gold medallist Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic cheer before she receives her gold medal during the victory ceremony for the women's snowboard cross competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Fans of gold medallist Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic cheer before she receives her gold medal during the victory ceremony for the women's snowboard cross competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard more

Fans of gold medallist Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic cheer before she receives her gold medal during the victory ceremony for the women's snowboard cross competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>France's Ivan Perrillat Boiteux approaches the finish line as his team mates celebrate during the men's relay 4x10km cross-country event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth</p>

France's Ivan Perrillat Boiteux approaches the finish line as his team mates celebrate during the men's relay 4x10km cross-country event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

France's Ivan Perrillat Boiteux approaches the finish line as his team mates celebrate during the men's relay 4x10km cross-country event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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<p>Russia's Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev compete during the figure skating ice dance short dance program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray</p>

Russia's Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev compete during the figure skating ice dance short dance program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray

Russia's Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev compete during the figure skating ice dance short dance program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic competes during the women's snowboard cross finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic competes during the women's snowboard cross finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic competes during the women's snowboard cross finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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