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With just two days to go until competition gets underway, athletes are gearing up for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Among them is slopestyle skier Bobby Brown, above, a Denver native and diehard Broncos fan who was no doubt hoping to wipe out the memory of Sunday's Super Bowl when he hit the slopes Tuesday.

Vanessa James of France practices with her pairs partner Morgan Cipres at the figure skating practice rink.Ivan Sekretarev / AP
A picture taken with a tilt-shift lens shows skaters in action during a practice session for the Speed Skating event in the Adler Arena.TATYANA ZENKOVICH / EPA
Speed skater Kim Jun Ho, left, of South Korea crashes during practice at the Adler Arena.ISSEI KATO / Reuters