Most Memorable Moments of the Sochi Olympics

From medals to memes: a look back at the most memorable and heartbreaking moments from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Dreadlocks flowing through the air, pants sagging to his ankles at every jump, Sweden's Henrik Harlaut put on a show in more ways than one. He lost his skis during his first qualifying run, forcing him to do the walk of shame back up the hill to fetch him, his blue tights evident as his suspenders fought a mostly losing battle to keep the pants somewhere in the vicinity of his waist.
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One of the more unfortunate moments of the Olympics came in the men's figure skating competition when American Jeremy Abbott, who had fallen during a team competition, wiped out again, crashing into the ice, then into the boards in the worst figure skating spill of the Games. He remained down on the ice for an excruciating few seconds before finally standing up and responding to rallying calls from the audience to finish his routine. The spectacle continued at a press conference following the event, where he told critics that he'd like to put his "middle finger in the air" and "say a big F-you to them."
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Team USA swept Men's ski slopestyle with Joss Christensen winning gold, Gus Kenworthy winning silver, and Nicholas Goepper winning bronze.
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Russian speed skater Olga Graf forgot she wasn't wearing anything under her skating suit and unzipped during a victory lap, tinging her bronze medal moment with a bit of embarrassment.
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Ashley Wagner of the United States reacts to her score after competing in the figure skating team ladies' short program on day one of the Winter Olympics. Her sour face quickly became a top Sochi Games meme. Facebook said it was one of the most talked about subjects on the social network that weekend, and TiVo said it was the one moment people rewound the most.
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Canada ruined Team USA's hopes of winning gold in hockey twice in Sochi. Canada beat the USA 3-2 to win gold in overtime for the women's final. The U.S. men lost 0-1 in the semifinal game.
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Alpine skier Bode Miller made history when he won the bronze in the Super-G. The 36-year-old became the oldest skier to win a medal in the event and the most decorated American Alpine skier. But it was what happened after his run that will most likely stick in the minds of those who saw it. In a finish line interview, Miller broke down in tears remembering his late brother, who had recently passed away.
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Russia's legendary figure skater Evgeni Plushenko stunned his country when he announced his withdrawal from the men's figure skating competition — and retirement — seconds before he was supposed to take the ice and cap off his illustrious career with a fifth Olympic medal. He was the only Russian in the men's competition and his last-minute departure over an injury left the home crowd stunned.
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White of the United States crashed out in the snowboard men's halfpipe finals on day four of the Sochi Olympics. He withdrew from the inaugural men's slopestyle competition after concerns over course safety, as well as to focus solely on winning the halfpipe event. White ended up finishing fourth.
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Sage Kotsenburg of the United States won the first gold medal of the 2014 Sochi Games and became the first Olympic men's snowboard slopestyle champion on Feb. 8, 2014. The 20-year-old is the first American to win the opening event of a Winter Olympics since 1952.
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France's Marie Marchand-Arvier crashes into safety netting during the women's downhill at the Sochi Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Sarka Pancochova of Czech Republic fell during finals, cracking her helmet, and placed fifth in women's snowboard slopestyle on day two.
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In this image made with a multiple exposure, Finland's Antti Ollila competes in the men's ski slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Dominique Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia tied for gold in the Alpine skiing women's downhill event at the Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014. This was the first time in Olympic history that two gold medals were handed out in the same Alpine skiing event.
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Jamie Anderson of the United States won the gold medal in the first ever women's snowboarding slopestyle event on day two.
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Kim Lamarre won Canada's first ever bronze medal in the inaugural women's freestyle slopestyle skiing event at the Winter Olympics on Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi. The silver medal went to Devin Logan of the United States and the gold medal to Dara Howell of Canada.
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Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the first Olympic figure skating ice dancing gold for the United States on day 10. Previously, they had won silver in the 2010 Vancouver Games.
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Kaitlyn Farrington of the United States made her Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games and came away with gold in the women's snowboarding halfpipe finals event on Feb. 12, 2014.
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Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan broke his own world record in the men's figure skating short program event. The 19-year-old went on to win gold in men's figure skating on Feb. 14, 2014, becoming Japan's first-ever Olympic men's figure skating champion. at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Andrew Weibrecht of the United States won the silver medal in the men's super-G on day 8 of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The two-time Olympic medalist bested teammate Bode Miller, who tied for the bronze.
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Paramedics carry U.S. snowboarder Jacqueline Hernandez after she fell while competing in the women's snowboard cross seeding runs at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics on Feb. 16, 2014.
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Adelina Sotnikova gave Russia its first Olympic gold medal in ladies' figure skating on day 13 of the Sochi Games at the Iceberg Skating Palace. The 17-year-old had been overshadowed by her younger teammate Yulia Lipnitskaya for much of the Games, but Lipnitskaya ended up placing fifth.
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Gracie Gold helped USA win bronze in team figure skating. But the American sweetheart placed fourth in the ladies' free skate event. Her teammates Ashley Wagner placed seventh and Polina Edmunds placed ninth. Sochi marks the first time that USA has failed to earn a men's or women's individual medal in figure skating since 1936.
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Ted Ligety wins the first ever gold medal for the United States in the Alpine skiing men's giant slalom event on day 12 of the Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in Sochi, Russia. He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who also won the combined event at the 2006 Turin Olympics.
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