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Allison Reed and Vasili Rogov compete for Israel during the Ice Dance Short Program at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships March 14, 2013 in London, Ontario, Canada. AFP PHOTO/Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

American athletes representing other countries in Sochi - Window to the Winter Games

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The Olympic Games may traditionally be a stage for patriotism, but every two years, a handful of athletes — through dual citizenship, special visas, or other loopholes — compete for countries other than their own, with hopes of earning a medal that may otherwise be unattainable. Meet a few Americans who will go for the gold under foreign flags in Sochi. -- Chelsea Evers