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Russian girls stand next to photos of Russia's President Vladimir Putin during the opening of the Sports House, set up to support the Russian delegation of the 2018 Winter Olympics, in Gangneung on Feb. 9. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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American curler Tyler George celebrates the U.S. team's upset over Canada during the semifinal round Thursday. The stunner puts the U.S. into the gold medal round, where Sweden awaits. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. speedskaters Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe and Mia Manganello compete against Canada, winning bronze on Wednesday. Harry How/Getty Images hide caption

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Skaters compete in the 1,500-meter women's short track. The ice for short track speedskating is thicker and warmer than long track ice. Hockey ice is warmer still. Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images hide caption

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The Experts Known As 'Ice Meisters' Create Perfect Olympic Skating Surfaces

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Sgt. Nick Cunningham speeds down the track during men's bobsled training on Friday. He is one of seven U.S. service members competing in Pyeongchang. "They told me, 'Go win medals for this country,'" Cunningham says. "And that's my job at this moment." Quinn Rooney/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her second career gold medal and her first of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the women's giant slalom at the Yongpyong Alpine Center in South Korea. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images hide caption

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Iceland's Winter Olympics delegation has never produced a medal. The 2018 edition of the squad is seen here with their national flag at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony. Rob Schumacher/USA Today Sports/Reuters hide caption

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Ashley Caldwell performs an aerial before the World Cup last February. When she watched aerials for the first time at age 12, she remembers thinking: "Why are these people so crazy?" Cameron Spencer/Getty Images hide caption

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Aerials Skier Ashley Caldwell's 'Bold Move': A Quadruple-Twisting Triple Flip

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Maame Biney reacts after winning the women's 500-meter A final race during the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials in December. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Maame Biney Came To The U.S. From Ghana At 5. Now 18, She's A Team USA Speedskater

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More than 1,200 people, including 1,000 residents of Gangwon province, form the shape of a dove out of candlelight during the opening ceremony. Francois-Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The United States team walks in the Parade of Athletes during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday. The team has more athletes than any nation at the Games and it's the most diverse of any U.S. winter squad, in terms of both race and gender. There are 108 women on the team, more than any other U.S. Winter Olympics team in the past. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korean soldiers walk past a security checkpoint Tuesday in Pyeongchang, where they have been replacing security guards who showed symptoms of the norovirus. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics reverse a recent trend of relatively warm conditions at the Winter Games. Here, a man prepares to work in front of an ice sculpture ahead of Friday's opening ceremony. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium cost roughly $109 million to build for South Korea's 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The stadium will be used just four times before being demolished. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Skier Gus Kenworthy speaks during the 100 Days Out 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Celebration with Team USA in November. Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC hide caption

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