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The Olympic Park is illuminated early Thursday morning, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia, prior to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The athletes have arrived in Sochi, and they're hitting the ice and snow to get in a few practice runs before the games officially begin.

Here's a look at their final preparations for the Winter Olympics.

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Slovenia’s Klemen Kosi kicks off from the start hut in a men’s downhill training run for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in
Slovenia's Klemen Kosi kicks off from the start hut in a men's downhill training run for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. ((AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati))

A cross-country skier passes by the shadows of the Olympic rings prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
A cross-country skier passes by the shadows of the Olympic rings prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. ((AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky))


Kazakhstan’s Igor Zakurdaev makes a jump  during a men’s downhill training run for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in
Kazakhstan's Igor Zakurdaev makes a jump during a men's downhill training run for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. ((AP Photo/Luca Bruno))