Winter Olympics: Sochi Competition Begins

Click to see early competition from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, Feb. 6.

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Nicholas Alexander of the United States takes part in the Men's Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping training ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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France's Morgan Cipres and France's Vanessa James perform during the Figure Skating Pairs Team Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014.
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Italy's Stefania Berton and Italy's Ondrej Hotarek perform the Figure Skating Pairs Team Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014.
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Bruno Banani of Tonga in action at luge men's singles training session at Sanki Sliding Center during previews for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Olympic Park on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Marinus Kraus of Germany takes part in the Men's Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping training ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Canada's Eric Radford and Canada's Meagan Duhamel perform the Figure Skating Pairs Team Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014.
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Japan's Taku Takeuchi competes during the Men's Ski Jumping Normal Hill Individual Official first Training at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi.
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The top athletes from around the world have gathered in Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Team USA's Karly Shorr advanced to the slopestyle final after finishing in a top spot during qualification runs. Click to see more from the early competition on Thursday, Feb. 6.
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Jamie Anderson of Team USA advanced to the slopestyle final after finishing in a top spot in qualifying runs.
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United States' Bode Miller mastered the Olympic course on his very first run Thursday, leading the opening downhill training session.
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The 36-year-old Miller clocked 2 minutes, 7.75 seconds down the Rosa Khutor piste at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
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USA's Charles Guldemond fell short of qualifying for one of the top spots in men's slopestyle. He and 20 other competitors will battle for four additional final spots in a semi-final round.
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United States' Brian Gregg trains on the cross-country track prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Laurenne Ross of USA in action during the Ladies' Alpine Skiing Downhill Training in Rosa Khutor Alpine Center Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 06 February 2014.
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The South Korean team practice during a short track speedskating training session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Athletes in action during a Cross Country Skiing training session in Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center in Krasnaya Polyana, near Sochi, Russia, February 6, 2014.
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Russian speedskater Yekaterina Lobysheva trains at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
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Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal starts in a men's downhill training run for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Fraenzi Aufdenblatten of Switzerland in action during the Ladies' Alpine Skiing Downhill Training in Rosa Khutor Alpine Center Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 06 February 2014.
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A South Korean speedskater trains at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, the British and South Korean teams practice during a short track speedskating training session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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United States' Bode Miller starts in a men's downhill training run for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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France's Brice Roger starts in a men's downhill training run for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Australian freestyle skier Lydia Lassila, right, hugs the Olympic mascot, the Leopard, after a welcome ceremony at the Mountain Olympic Village prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Members of the Australian Olympic team arrive for a welcome ceremony at the Mountain Olympic Village prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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