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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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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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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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Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva skates during a training session on Saturday at the Capital Indoor Stadium practice rink in Beijing, China. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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How did the anti-doping system for the Beijing Olympics break down so badly?

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Team USA's Alexandra Carpenter skates with the puck during the women's preliminary round of the Winter Olympics ice hockey competition between the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday. Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ryan Cochran-Siegle of Team USA skis during the men's super-G at the Beijing Olympics. He nabbed silver behind Austria's Matthias Mayer, who won gold. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images hide caption

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Denis Margalik of Argentina skates in the Men's Short program during day 3 of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 at TD Garden. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Georgia's Saba Kumaritashvili competes in the men's singles luge event at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Yanqing on February 5, 2022. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Emily Sweeney of the United States reacts after a training run at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. She would crash in a later race, breaking her neck and back. Her recovery and return to the Olympics has been a long but important mission for her. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. luge racer Emily Sweeney's return to the OIympics is a story of survival

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