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Sochi snow-it-all: Day five

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The best Olympic wipe outs

They put their body and mind on the line for gold medal glory…and our entertainment. As the saying goes, there’s no gain without pain and the Sochi Olympians have had their fair share. If they’re not seriously injured, it’s alright to occasionally celebrate, appreciate and giggle at the spectacular tumbles of the Winter Olympics. Below, we share our favourite falls so far. Oh, and you might want to listen to THIS to improve your reading experience.

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France’s Veronique Pierron hits the ice as she competes next to South Korea’s Park Seunghi in the Women’s Short Track 500m heats.
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American snowboarder Danny Davis is head over heels during the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final.
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Italy’s Greta Laurent falls as Norway’s Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg skis past as they compete in the Women’s Cross-Country Skiing Individual Sprint Free Quarterfinals.
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USA’s Shaun White goes off the edge during the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Finals.
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Great Britain’s Stacey Kemp falls during the Figure Skating Pairs Team Short Program.
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Australian skiier Anna Segal nearly does the splits in her fall during the Freestyle Skiing Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final.
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China’s Shi Wancheng crashes in the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final.
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Players from the Czech Republic and Swedish hockey teams tumble during the Men’s Ice Hockey Group C match.
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Daniel Greig of Australia falls onto the ice at he start of his heat during the Men’s 500m Speed Skating event.
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Italy’s Matteo Guarise falls while his partner Nicole Della Monica stays upright in the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program.

Separated by a hair

Is it just us or do Australian snowboarders Scotty James and Kent Callister look confusingly similar? It’s not so much to do with their faces – although both share a youthful, cherubic look – as it is to do with their luscious locks. Clearly, Callister and James have decided that snowboarding down a mountain looks even more impressive when you have a mane of shoulder length hair flowing behind you. We think the look is working for both of them.

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Fashion icons

We should probably address the fact that the Norwegian men’s curling team have the best outfits ever. They are one big colourful parade of Scottish traditional garb, golfer gear, preppy plaid and matching suits. We tip our red, white and blue-striped pageboy cap to them. 468875807 468024371468343721