The many intense faces of Olympians

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Being an Olympian is intense and the faces athletes make while competing are just as extreme. Check out some of these great expressions.

<span>Netherlands' Ronald Mulder competes during the Men's Speed Skating 500 m. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images) </span>
Netherlands' Ronald Mulder competes during the Men's Speed Skating 500 m at the Adler Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
Netherlands' Ronald Mulder competes during the Men's Speed Skating 500 m. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Russia's Yevgeni Plushenko performs the Men's Figure Skating Team Free Program. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)</span></p>
Russia's Yevgeni Plushenko performs the Men's Figure Skating Team Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's Yevgeni Plushenko performs the Men's Figure Skating Team Free Program. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Yulia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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Yulia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Andrew Newell of the United States crosses the finish line in the Finals of the Men's Sprint Free. (Harry How/Getty Images)
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Andrew Newell of the United States crosses the finish line in the Finals of the Men's Sprint Free. (Harry How/Getty Images)
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sweden's Niklas Edin reacts after throwing his stone during the men's curling round robin session 3 match between Sweden and Canada. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)</span></p>
Sweden's Niklas Edin reacts after throwing his stone during the men's curling round robin session 3 match between Sweden and Canada at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 11, 2014 during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweden's Niklas Edin reacts after throwing his stone during the men's curling round robin session 3 match between Sweden and Canada. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson waits for the stone during the women's curling round robin session 2 match between Sweden and Canada. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)</span></p>
Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson waits for the stone during the women's curling round robin session 2 match between Sweden and Canada at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 11, 2014 during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson waits for the stone during the women's curling round robin session 2 match between Sweden and Canada. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Czech Republic's Antonin Broz and Lukas Broz take part in the training run 5 of the Luge Doubles event at the Sochi Winter Olympics. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)</span></p>
Czech Republic's Antonin Broz and Lukas Broz take part in the training run 5 of the Luge Doubles event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 11, 2014 at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Czech Republic's Antonin Broz and Lukas Broz take part in the training run 5 of the Luge Doubles event at the Sochi Winter Olympics. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Semen Pavlichenko of Russia prepares to make a run during the men's luge training session. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Semen Pavlichenko of Russia prepares to make a run during the men's luge training session. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi of Germany compete in the Figure Skating Team Ice Dance - Short Dance. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi of Germany compete in the Figure Skating Team Ice Dance - Short Dance. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Netherlands' Margot Boer competes in the Women's Speed Skating 500 m. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)</span></p>
Netherlands' Margot Boer competes in the Women's Speed Skating 500 m at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on February 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Netherlands' Margot Boer competes in the Women's Speed Skating 500 m. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

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