Coverage of Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

Olympic crashes and wipeouts

Liang Wenhao of China crashes out in the men's 500m short track speedskating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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When these world-class athletes are spinning on the ice, racing down the slopes, or speeding around an icy track, they make it all look so easy. What they are doing is far from easy and this is what makes them elite athletes. Now and then the cards don’t fall in their favor and mistakes happen. Catch photos of all the "whoops" moments from competition.

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