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In photos: Olympic passions on display for Valentine's

Sports bring out deep emotions in competitors and spectators alike

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Winner Canada's Alex Bilodeau kisses his girlfriend Sabrina after the men's freestyle skiing moguls finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 10, 2014.

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Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende of Germany kiss as they wait for their results after competing in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

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Canada's Charles Hamelin kisses his girlfriend and compatriot speed skater Marianne St-Gelais after winning the men's 1,500 metres short track speed skating race finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014.

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United States' Bode Miller kisses his wife, Morgan, after a men's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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Sven Kramer of the Netherlands blows a kiss to his girlfriend after winning the gold in the men's 5,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

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Julia Mancuso of the U.S. blows a kiss after competing during the downhill run of the women's alpine skiing super combined event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014.

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Mae Berenice Meite of France reacts in the waiting area with teammates and coaches during a women's figure skating short program during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 8, 2014. Long a cherished, finger-biting scene on telecasts, the kiss-and-cry zone holds skaters and their coaches captive beside the rink, with cameras in their face, as they nervously wait for, and then receive, word of their fate from the judges.

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American Ashley Wagner waits for her score with teammates and coaches during a women's figure skating short program at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 8, 2014. Long a cherished, finger-biting scene on telecasts, the kiss-and-cry zone holds skaters and their coaches captive beside the rink, with cameras in their face, as they nervously wait for, and then receive, word of their fate from the judges.

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Russia's Olga Vilukhina blows a kiss after winning the silver medal in the women's biathlon 7.5k sprint, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia is greeted by Evgeny Plyushchenko in the "kiss and cry" area during the Team Ladies Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 9, 2014.

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Gold medalist Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada blows a kiss during the medal ceremony for the women's freestyle skiing moguls at the Sochi 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 9, 2014.

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Meryl Davis, centre, blows a kiss as she and Charlie White of the United States wait in the results area after competing in the team free ice dance figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

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Felix Loch of Germany kisses girlfriend Lisa Ressle after he won the gold medal during the men's singles luge final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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A woman wearing a traditional Russian costume blows a kiss at the short track speed skating competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics Monday, February 10, 2014 in Sochi.

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United States' Bode Miller kisses his wife Morgan near the finish area after completing Men's super combined downhill training at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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Miriam Ziegler is kissed by Severin Kiefer of Austria as they wait in the results area after competing in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Darron Cummings/AP

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Russia's Margarita Fomina, far right, kisses teammate Alexandra Saitova, while skip Anna Sidorova and Ekaterina Galkin hug at left, after defeating the United States during women's curling competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

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Germany's Maylin Wende (R) smiles as Daniel Wende gives her a kiss, at the "kiss and cry" area after their figure skating pairs short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 11, 2014

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Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar kisses Maxim Trankov in the "kiss and cry" area during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 11, 2014.

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Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands kisses his wife Ester after winning the gold in the men's 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

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Germany's Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende enjoy a kiss at the end of their program during the Figure Skating Pairs Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 12, 2014.

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Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende of Germany blow kisses to spectators in the results area after competing in the pairs free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Darron Cummings/AP

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United States' Ted Ligety, left, looks on as United States' Bode Miller, right, kisses his wife Morgan Miller after completing men's downhill combined training at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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Slovenia's Tina Maze kisses the ground after winning the women's alpine skiing downhill race at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics February 12, 2014.

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Morgan Miller blows a kiss from the mixed zone after her husband, United States' Bode Miller, finished a run in the downhill portion of the men's supercombined at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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Nepal's Dachhiri Sherpa blows a kiss after competing in the men's 15K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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A couple kisses each other in front of the Olympic cauldron on Valentine's Day at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 14, 2014.

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