02/24/2014 01:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Up Top! The High-Fives That Made The 2014 Winter Olympics Something Special

Now that the Olympic Games are over and the medals have been given out, it's time to reflect on one of the most thrilling yet underrated aspects of the Olympics: the high-five.

We love watching the races and the medal ceremonies, of course, but there's something about that teammate-to-teammate high-five that sends shivers down our spines and puts an immediate smile on our faces.

In case you missed these awesome interactions, we've compiled some of the happiest high-fives captured during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics:

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A triumphant Adelina Sotnikova of Russia gives a high-five to bronze medalist Carolina Kostner of Italy, after her surprise gold medal win over returning women's figure skating champion Yuna Kim on Feb. 20.

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Now these are the faces of victory! Norway's Magnus Hovdal Moan, who took silver in the Nordic combined individual large hill event, high-fives his countryman and the gold medal winner Joergen Graabak on Feb. 18.

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These Olympians didn't waste any time: their high-fives were in full effect early on. Caroline Ouellette and Shannon Szabados of Canada high-five during their game against Finland in the women's ice hockey preliminary round on Feb. 10.

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Look at that eye contact! Denmark's Lene Nielsen high-fives teammate Maria Poulsen during the women's curling round robin session 7 against the United States on Feb. 14.

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Team USA's Kyle Tress showed his enthusiasm by high-fiving a team member after his men's skeleton heat 2 on Feb. 14.

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Kaho Onodera, Ayumi Ogasawara and Yumie Funayama of Japan take their high-fives very seriously during the women's curling round robin match against Canada on Feb. 15.

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Score! Switzerland forward Lara Stalder gives goalie Florence Schelling a high-five after scoring the go-ahead goal against Sweden during the women's bronze medal hockey game on Feb. 20.



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