U.S. skater Jessica Smith, in black, is among the Americans who have been kept off the podium in Sochi despite strong performances leading up to the Winter Games. Smith's private coach is Jae Su Chun, who is under a two-year suspension from the International Skating Union. Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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America's Erin Hamlin broke a 50-year drought Tuesday, winning the first singles luge medal for the U.S. at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Julian Finney/Getty Images hide caption

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Devin Logan practices during a ski slopestyle training session in Sochi on Friday. She says she doesn't stress about competing, even on a course that some have called dangerous. "What we do is scary in general," she says. "But we know how to do it." Cameron Spencer/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Brown skates during this year's U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden in Boston. After his free skate was watched more than 3 million times on YouTube, he said, "I don't know how it happened. ... I'm so shocked, beyond shocked. It's so surreal to me." Jared Wickerham/Getty Images hide caption

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The loo for two in Sochi: BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg snapped this picture in the men's room at the cross-country skiing and biathlon center. AP hide caption

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The two-man Jamaican bobsled team will be heading to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics, after a fundraising campaign gave a much-needed boost to its budget. Jamaican Bobsled Team hide caption

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There are dozens of varieties of borscht — but at its most basic, it's a beet soup with potatoes, tomatoes and often beef or pork. Flickr/Liz West hide caption

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A woman wiped away tears Monday in Volgograd, Russia, after the second suicide bombing in that city in the past two days. Denis Tyrin/AP hide caption

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In St. Petersburg on Thursday, Greenpeace International activist Anthony Perrett, a British citizen, showed the Russian transit visa that's now in his passport. Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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