Russia RUS-1 bobsled team, with Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, and Alexey Voevoda, jump onto the medal stand after winning gold on Sunday. On the last day of the Sochi Games, Russia had already secured the top spot in the overall medal count. Dita Alangkara/AP hide caption

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Canada's E.J. Harnden delivers the rock during a curling training session in Sochi. "We like to think of ourselves as athletes now and not just curlers," he says. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Lindsey Van trains in Sochi on Sunday. Van has spent the past decade fighting for female ski jumpers to be allowed to compete at the Olympics. Lars Baron/Getty Images hide caption

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The rival teams have already clashed during a Sochi Olympics preparation game last December. They will face each other in an early round game Wednesday. Abelimages/Getty Images hide caption

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Olympic volunteers pet a stray dog in downtown Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday. The city's long-standing contract with a pest control company has animal right groups concerned about the fate of the many strays roaming the area. Kevin Dietsch/UPI /Landov hide caption

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More than 400 snow-making machines are keeping the ski slopes of Sochi covered in snow. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Potomac Curling Club members (from left) Miriam Terninko, Christopher Richard, Joe Rockenbach and Henrique Kempenich await the arrival of stones to the house during a match Jan. 18 at National Capital Curling Center in Laurel, Md. Jim Tuttle/NPR hide caption

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President Obama has alluded to his pen and his phone as two tools that help him act without waiting for congressional approval. Getty Images hide caption

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