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10 buzziest stories from Sochi

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Now that the Sochi Olympics are over take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the coverage.

1. Ashley Wagner is not impressed

Ashley Wagner does not hide her emotions. After receiving a lower score than expected in the team figure skating event, the camera caught Wagner making a face that went viral.

Photos: 45 amazing faces of Ashley Wagner (Getty Images)

2. Bode Miller brought to tears

Bode Miller won the bronze and became the oldest Alpine ski medalist in Olympic history. NBC’s Christin Cooper interviewed Miller right after completing his winning run. With cameras rolling, Cooper asked him a series of personal questions that eventually overwhelmed the man with emotion. And with that, the Internet exploded with outrage over Cooper’s supposed insensitivity.

Bode Miller of the United States looks emotional after being interviewed by NBC's Christin Cooper during the Alpine …

3. Figure skating controversy

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova beat reigning champion Yuna Kim, and won the gold medal in women's singles, but not without controversy. Many, including U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner, questioned the judges for what was perceived as home-ice favoritism.

 

4. Skater's "Schindler's List" performance 

Julia Lipnitskaia quickly became the sweetheart of Sochi after the figure skating team event, but viewers were puzzled at her musical choice. Here she explains why she skated to a song from "Schindler’s List."

 

5. Figure skaters with and without makeup

Female figure skaters wear a lot of makeup on the ice, but off the ice they prefer to sport a much more natural look.

 Gracie Gold of the United States. ( Pool/Getty Images)

6. Ice skating legends, then and now

See where some of the greatest figure skaters from past Olympics are now.

Tara Lipinski does her routine during the Thrifty Car Rental Skate America at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. …

7. Charlie White's secret girlfriend

Charlie White and Meryl Davis’ chemistry on the ice is undeniable. But off the ice, White has a girlfriend he did not want his fans to know about.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the USA Figure Skating visit the set of the NBC TODAY Show in the Olympic Park …

 

8. Explained: Why skaters don't get dizzy

Ever wonder why figure skaters do not get dizzy after all those spins and jumps? Here’s why:

 

9. Skier in hot water over racy photos

Alpine skier Jackie Chamoun of Lebanon, a country not exactly known for its liberal viewpoints, found herself in hot water after posing partially nude for a calendar that features male and female skiers.

 

10. Speedskater's wardrobe malfunction

Russian speedskater Olga Graf unzipped her skintight suit after a surprise bronze medal in the 3,000-meter event. Apparently she forgot there was nothing but her skin under her suit.

Olga Graf of Russia reacts after competing during the Women's 5000m Speed Skating event on day twelve of the Sochi …

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