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U.S. Olympic hopefuls prepare for 2014 games

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  • A picture taken on January 23, 2013, shows a railway and the construction site of the work on the Media Village for 22nd Winter Olympic Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. One year before Russia kicks off the 22nd Winter Olympic Games on February 7, 2014, its host city Sochi is one of the world's biggest construction sites, with works proceeding on schedule but declared a disaster by environmentalists. AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Team USA 2014 Olympic hopefuls Bobby Brown, Tom Wallisch and Keri Herman pose for a photo during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) visits the arrival zone of the 'Sanki' sliding centre, which will host the luge, bobsleigh and skeleton events at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, part of the mountain cluster of installations some 50km from Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi on February 6, 2013, with the head of the Sochi 2014 Olympic preparatory commission Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak (L) and Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko (R) accompanying Putin. AFP PHOTO / POOL
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd L) visits the Krasnaya Polyana railway station near the mountain cluster of 2014 Winter Olympics installations in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, on February 6, 2013, with the head of the Sochi 2014 Olympic preparatory commission Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak (R) accompanying Putin. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ ANATOLY MALTSEV (Photo credit should read ANATOLY MALTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Team USA 2014 Olympic hopefuls Bobby Brown, Tom Wallisch and Keri Herman pose for a photo during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic hopefuls Bobby Brown looks on during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Team USA 2014 Olympic hopefuls Bobby Brown, Tom Wallisch and Keri Herman pose for a photo during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • People fish on the seafront of the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on January 14, 2013 where the 2014 Winter Olympic Games will begin on February 7. AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images)
  • People fish on the seafront of the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on January 14, 2013 where the 2014 Winter Olympic Games will begin on February 7. AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin (front L) listens to Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko (R) at the Krasnaya Polyana railway station near the mountain cluster of 2014 Winter Olympics installations in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, on February 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ ANATOLY MALTSEV (Photo credit should read ANATOLY MALTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) visits the arrival zone of the Sanki sliding centre, which will host the luge, bobsleigh and skeleton events at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, part of the mountain cluster of installations some 50km from Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi on February 6, 2013, with the head of the Sochi 2014 Olympic preparatory commission Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak (R) and Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko (L) attending. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ NATALIA
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Team USA 2014 Olympic hopefuls Keri Herman, Tom Wallisch and Bobby Brown get ready for a ski demostration during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin (front L) listens to Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko (2nd L) at the Krasnaya Polyana railway station near the mountain cluster of 2014 Winter Olympics installations in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, on February 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ ANATOLY MALTSEV (Photo credit should read ANATOLY MALTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) visits the arrival zone of the Sanki sliding centre, which will host the luge, bobsleigh and skeleton events at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, part of the mountain cluster of installations some 50km from Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi on February 6, 2013, with the head of the Sochi 2014 Olympic preparatory commission Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak (R) and Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko (L) attending. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ NATALIA K
  • Prominent Russian athletes, ice dancer, Olympic silver medalist, Ilia Averbukh (L) holds the newly unveiled Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch as paralympic swimmer, Olympic champion, Olesya Vladykina (2nd R), holds the newly unveiled Sochi 2014 Paralympic Torch in Moscow, on January 14, 2013, with Russian ice dancer, World and Olympic champion, Tatiana Navka (2nd L) and supermodel Natalya Vodyanova (R) attending. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organisers unveiled today the torches that to be used for the
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic hopeful Tom Wallisch demonstrated slopestyle skiing during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Today Show host Natalie Morales interviews Figure skating legend Scott Hamilton and Team USA 2014 Olympic figure skating hopeful Evan Lysacek during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic figure skating hopeful Evan Lysacek performs during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic figure skating hopeful Evan Lysacek performs during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic figure skating hopeful Evan Lysacek looks on during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Team USA 2014 Olympic hopefuls Tom Wallisch, Keri Herman and Bobby Brown answer questions during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic hopeful Keri Herman demonstrated slopestyle skiing during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic hopeful Keri Herman demonstrated slopestyle skiing during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: A general view of the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration ski hill at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Figure skating legend Scott Hamilton and Team USA 2014 Olympic figure skating hopeful Evan Lysacek pose for a photo during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic hopeful Bobby Brown demonstrated slopestyle skiing during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic bobsledding hopeful Chuck Berkeley looks on during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic figure skating hopeful Evan Lysacek performs during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Team USA 2014 Olympic hopeful Keri Herman demonstrated slopestyle skiing during the Today Show One Year Out To Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics celebration at NBC's TODAY Show on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)
    
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Preparations under way for the 2014 Olympics.

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