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  • Course workers look at Switzerland's Martina Koch speeding down the track during the women's luge World Cup at the "Sanki" sliding center in the winter sport resort of Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi

    Course workers look at Switzerland's Martina Koch speeding down the track during the women's luge World Cup at the "Sanki" sliding center in the winter sport resort of Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi February 22, 2013. Although many complexes and venues in the Black Sea resort of Sochi mostly resemble building sites that are still under construction, there is nothing to suggest any concern over readiness. Construction will be completed by August 2013 according to organizers. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opens on February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS) - RTR3E44C

  • Tatyana McFadden - Athletics and cross country skiing

    Tatyana McFadden - Athletics and cross country skiingMcFadden is Paralympic Games superstar having won 10 Paralympic medals in multiple Summer Paralympic Games, including three golds in London in the 400m, 800m and 1500m T54 category. She showed her sporting versatility in Sochi earlier this year by winning a silver in the 1km cross-country sprint.

  • Tatyana McFadden - Athletics and cross country skiing

    Tatyana McFadden  - Athletics and cross country skiingMcFadden is Paralympic Games superstar having won 10 Paralympic medals in multiple Summer Paralympic Games, including three golds in London in the 400m, 800m and 1500m T54 category. She showed her sporting versatility in Sochi earlier this year by winning a silver in the 1km cross country  sprint.

  • Lolo Jones – Athletics and bobsled

    Lolo Jones – Athletics and bobsledThe American made her name as a sprint hurdler and won two gold medals at the World Indoor Championships. A combination of injuries, stage fright and just plain bad luck saw her struggle to pick up a big outdoor medal though and she instead turned her attention to bodsled where she represented America at the Sochi Games. 

  • Herschel Walker - American football, bobsled and MMA

    Herschel Walker - American football, bobsled and MMAWalker was an American football superstar from his college days when he broke all kinds of records before later going to make two Pro Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys. Near the end of his NFL career he joined the US bobsled team and competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics. He then later had a short-lived MMA career, and while he only fought twice, he won both his bouts

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    TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 7: Executive director Steve Yzerman announces the Roster of the Canadian Men's Olympic Hockey team at the Mastercard Centre ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics January 7, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

  • President And Mrs. Obama Welcome Olympians And Paralympians To White House

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama accept autographed U.S. Olympic flags from Jon Lujan (L) of Littleton, Colorado, Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer; and Julie Chu of Fairfield, Connecticut, WomenÕs Ice Hockey and 2014 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer, during an event in the East Room of the White House April 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama congratulated the Olympians and Paralympians on their performance and thanked them for representing the U.S. during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • President And Mrs. Obama Welcome Olympians And Paralympians To White House

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama accept autographed U.S. Olympic flags from Jon Lujan (L) of Littleton, Colorado, Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer; and Julie Chu of Fairfield, Connecticut, WomenÕs Ice Hockey and 2014 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer, during an event in the East Room of the White House April 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama congratulated the Olympians and Paralympians on their performance and thanked them for representing the U.S. during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • President And Mrs. Obama Welcome Olympians And Paralympians To White House

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama accept autographed U.S. Olympic flags from Jon Lujan (L) of Littleton, Colorado, Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer; and Julie Chu of Fairfield, Connecticut, WomenÕs Ice Hockey and 2014 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer, during an event in the East Room of the White House April 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama congratulated the Olympians and Paralympians on their performance and thanked them for representing the U.S. during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • President And Mrs. Obama Welcome Olympians And Paralympians To White House

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama thank members of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic teams during an event in the East Room of the White House April 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama congratulated the Olympians and Paralympians on their performance and thanked them for representing the U.S. during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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