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02/24/2014 08:42 am ET Updated Feb 24, 2014

These Olympic Athletes Show Us How To Spread The Winning Spirit

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Every four years, the world watches as each country's most talented winter athletes compete for a chance to fulfill their dreams of gold. Some are triumphant and some go home with the satisfying knowledge that they made it to their sport's greatest stage, but the most important accomplishment is the winning spirit each Olympian possesses -- no matter the medal. Check out the photos below of some of this year's athletes in Sochi and channel your own successful spirit. As these competitors prove, there's nothing stopping us from overcoming our differences.

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    Gold medalist Marielle Thompson of Canada embraces bronze medalist, Anna Holmlund of Sweden at the Women's Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross Flower Ceremony.
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    Gold medalist Marit Bjoergen of Norway hugs bronze medalist Stina Nilsson of Sweden after the Women's Team Sprint.
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    Tina Maze of Slovenia embraces Dominique Gisin of Switzerland after competing in the Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill.
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    Gold medalist Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic celebrates with silver medalist Dominique Maltais of Canada during the Women's Snowboard Cross Flower Ceremony.
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    Bronze medalist Christoph Bieler of Austria congratulates gold medalist Haavard Klemetsen of Norway as Norway's Magnus Hovdal Moan and teammate Magnus Krog hug at the finish line of the Nordic Combined Team.
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    Gold medalist Vic Wild of Russia hugs Switzerland's gold medalist Patrizia Kummer at the end of the Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Finals.
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    Silver medalist Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic and gold medalist Irene Wust of the Netherlands congratulate each other on the podium after the Women's 3000m Speed Skating event.
  • Devin Logan of the United States hugs Anna Segal of Australia after they compete in the Freestyle Skiing Women's Ski Slopestyle Finals.

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