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Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Tatiana Volosozhar (C) and Maxim Trankov of Russia celebrate in the "kiss and cry" area with Evgeny Plyushchenko (Top R) and their team during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Darron Cummings/Pool

Tatiana Volosozhar (C) and Maxim Trankov of Russia celebrate in the "kiss and cry" area with Evgeny Plyushchenko (Top R) and their team during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Darron...more

Tatiana Volosozhar (C) and Maxim Trankov of Russia celebrate in the "kiss and cry" area with Evgeny Plyushchenko (Top R) and their team during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Darron Cummings/Pool
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Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Tatiana Volosozhar (C) and Maxim Trankov of Russia celebrate in the "kiss and cry" area with Evgeny Plyushchenko (Top R) and their team during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Darron Cummings/Pool

Tatiana Volosozhar (C) and Maxim Trankov of Russia celebrate in the "kiss and cry" area with Evgeny Plyushchenko (Top R) and their team during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Darron...more

Tatiana Volosozhar (C) and Maxim Trankov of Russia celebrate in the "kiss and cry" area with Evgeny Plyushchenko (Top R) and their team during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Darron Cummings/Pool
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Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia celebrate after their performance during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia celebrate after their performance during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia celebrate after their performance during the Team Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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