Slippery When Frozen: Skaters Slide Toward Defeat

Image: Canada's Charles Hamelin and Eduardo Alvarez of the U.S. fall during the men's 1,000 metres short track speed skating quarter-finals race at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
Canada's Charles Hamelin, left, and Eduardo Alvarez of the U.S. fall during the men's 1,000 meter short track speed skating quarter-finals race at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games on Saturday.LUCY NICHOLSON / Reuters

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Canada's Charles Hamelin, left, and Eduardo Alvarez of the U.S. fall during the men's 1,000 meter short track speed skating quarter-finals race at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games on Saturday.

South Korea's Kim Alang, right, falls as she competes in the Women's Short Track 1500 Final at the Iceberg Skating Palace.ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP - Getty Images