Matthias Mayer of Austria races towards a gold medal in Men's Downhill on Day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Centeron February 9, 2014 (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

 

Marrit Leenstra of the Netherlands competes in the Women's 1000m Speed Skating on Day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena February 13, 2014 (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

 

Gus Kenworthy of Team USA competes in the Men's Slopestyle Skiing Finals on Day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 13, 2014 (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

 

The Olympic Cauldron burns on Day 5 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014 (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

 

Eric Frenzel of Germany (R) and Akito Watabe of Japan (L) compete in the Nordic Combined 10km Cross Country on Day 5 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Center on February 12, 2014 (Al Bello/Getty Images)

 

Shaun White of Team USA crashes out in the Men's Halfpipe Finals on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

 

Lucy Chaffer of Australia during a Women's Skeleton training session on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 11, 2014 (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

 

Macarena Simari Birkner of Argentina in action during the Women's Super Combined on Day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 10, 2014 (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

 

Team Canada’s Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (Left) and sister Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Right) congratulate each other following the Ladies' Moguls Final on Day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

 

Yuki Kadono of Japan gets air during the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final on Day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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