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Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik of North Korea perform during their pairs short program in Oberstdorf, Germany, in September. Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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North Korea's Olympic Hopefuls Include A Pair Of Figure Skaters

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Evgeni Plushenko of Russia withdrew from the Sochi Olympics on Thursday, reportedly because of a recurring problem with his back. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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