17 Heartwarming Moments To Remember The Sochi Olympics By

The best moments have little to do with winning.

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1. When cross-country ski coach Justin Wadsworth didn't forget the meaning of sportsmanship and replaced Anton Gafarov's broken ski in the middle of a race.

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2. When gold-medalist Dario Cologna waited 28 minutes after crossing the finish line in men's cross-country to shake hands with Roberto Carcelen, who finished last.

4. When Olympic volunteers skied down the half pipe in a heart-shape formation in honor of Sarah Burke, a pioneer of women's freestyle, who died during training in 2012.

5. When Gus Kenworthy vowed to adopt five stray puppies from Sochi so they could have a proper home.

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6. When the Jamaican bobsled team received a warm welcome at the opening ceremony after financial issues almost kept them from competing. They were able to raise enough funds thanks to donations from the internet and the Olympic committee.

14. When Gilmore Junio selflessly gave up his spot on the Olympic team to his teammate Denny Morrison, who didn't qualify because of a freak fall in the trials. Morrison went on to win silver.

15. When Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze, skiers from two different countries, happily shared the podium after tying for gold in women's alpine, a historic first for the sport.

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