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Russia's Kamila Valieva competes in the women's single skating event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on February 17, 2022. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russia's Kamila Valieva reacts after competing in the women's free skate on Feb. 17. A doping scandal dominated headlines around figure skating. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A firework display is seen during the closing ceremony on Day 16 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Beijing National Stadium on Feb. 20, 2022. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images hide caption

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Olympic athletes experience the highest of highs and lowest of lows. After training for years, the spotlight shines brightly during almost three weeks of competition. Then it's time to go home and that return can be difficult. Sebastien Bozon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'A deep depression after the Olympics.' The challenges facing athletes at home

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Team USA's silver medalists pose during the flower ceremony of the figure skating team event last week. They had asked to have the medal ceremony before they leave Beijing. Sebastien Bozon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A medical helper takes a photo of the Zhangjiakou National Ski Jumping Center during the Winter Olympics on Feb. 14. Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Skier Eileen Gu of Team China has been a breakout star of the Beijing Winter Olympics. She won three medals — two gold and one silver — and has been a voice for women's equality at the Games. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images hide caption

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Women are the stars (and the victims) of the Beijing Olympics

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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. competes during the Women's alpine combined at the Olympics on Thursday in Yanqing, China. After losing her last shot at an individual medal, she will compete in a team event on Saturday. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images hide caption

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Team Canada beat defending champion Team USA in the women's ice hockey gold medal match at Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing on Thursday. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia's Anna Shcherbakova won gold in the women's free skating event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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2 Russians medal at the Olympic figure skating final, but not Kamila Valieva

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The Olympic Rings logo is seen on the top of a tower as the sun rises on Feb. 7, 2022 at the Beijing Winter Olympics. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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China's politics — not sports — spill out during heated Olympic news conference

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Kamila Valieva of Team ROC skates during the Women Single Skating Short Program on day eleven of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium on February 15, 2022 in Beijing, China. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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In the midst of scandal, 3 Russian figure skaters hope to elevate their sport

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Norway's Therese Johaug gestures as she wins the women's skiathlon 2x7,5km event during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games on February 5, 2022. Odd Anderson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Norway is dominating the Winter Olympics. What's its gold medal secret?

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Finland's Minnamari Tuominen (left) and Team USA's Alexandra Carpenter vie for the puck next to Finland's goaltender Anni Keisala during the women's ice hockey semi-final match of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Kamila Valieva of Team ROC skates during a training session at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games on February 13, 2022. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva cleared to keep competing at Beijing Olympics

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USA's Kaillie Humphries competes in the women's monobob bobsleigh event at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 14, 2022. Daniel Mithailescu/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An ad for Chinese sportswear company shows American-born freestyle skiing gold medalist Eileen Gu, or Gu Ailing and other athletes competing for China at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on a street on last week in Beijing. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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For some athletes, what is Chinese is not so simple

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Finland's Samu Torsti falls in the first run of the men's giant slalom on Feb. 13 at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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