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44 Hilarious, Amazing Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of The Winter Olympics

Fun in the snow > fun in the sun!

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1. Figure skating icon Adam Rippon and his A+ eyebrows showed up at Today to fire some shots at his haters...

Love the extra heart for embellishment.
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Love the extra heart for embellishment.

2. ...and he *ALSO* tested out Portrait Mode on his phone at practice...

You better SMIZE!
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You better SMIZE!

3. ...and revealed his SICKENING Olympic "wig." *Immediately does a death drop.*

Someone tell RuPaul to cast him on the next season of Drag Race.
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Someone tell RuPaul to cast him on the next season of Drag Race.

4. Team USA flag-bearer and luger Erin Hamlin showed off her Quidditch skills (seriously why isn't that an Olympic sport)...

"Yer a wizard, Erin!"
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"Yer a wizard, Erin!"

5. ...and posed for a picture on the luge track. Snaps for Erin!

A+ pose technique.
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A+ pose technique.

6. Bobsled QUEEN Elana Meyers Taylor also tried to stay warm while she toured the sliding venue (no, not like the Electric Slide) with her teammates...

It's bobsled time!
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It's bobsled time!

7. ...and she also showed some love with husband (and fellow bobsledder) Nic Taylor. Guess he SLID into her heart!

This is too cute.
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This is too cute.

8. Speed skater Joey Mantia promised he'd walk into the opening ceremony in this cheeky look if he got 20,000 likes on this picture (LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN)...

Smash that like button, people.
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Smash that like button, people.

9. ...and the rest of the men's speed skaters showed off their Olympic gloves (and little else) before they hit the ice.

Very cheeky.
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Very cheeky.

10. Teenage snowboard sensation Chloe Kim went sun's out, tongue's out with this cute selfie.

Go, Chloe, go!
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Go, Chloe, go!

11. Snowboarder Shaun White looked like he could medal in badassery at the airport...

This is dope.
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This is dope.

12. ...before conking out on the plane (complete with an Olympic-themed eye mask, because he is NOT messing around).

OK but who took this...
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OK but who took this...

13. Hockey player Meghan Duggan got artsy-fartsy with her teammates and had a little Polaroid photo shoot...

A great team bonding exercise.
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A great team bonding exercise.

14. ...and seriously, how cute are these snaps? Urban Outfitters is SHAKING.

Frame these, ladies.
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Frame these, ladies.

15. And the fun didn't stop there for the women's hockey team. Amanda Kessel (center) looked super quiche on the ice with teammates (and ROOMMATES!) Haley Skarupa and Hannah Brandt.

This is Christmas card material, TBH.
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This is Christmas card material, TBH.

16. Fellow hockey player Hilary Knight and her teammates showed off their modeling skills (Tyra, give them a call ASAP) in their Team USA onesies...

They're not here to make friends, they're here to win gold medals.
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They're not here to make friends, they're here to win gold medals.

17. ...and she got around South Korea on the back of teammate Lee Stecklein. Who needs to call an Uber when you've got friends like these, right?

Although maybe lay off on the filters, Hilary.
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Although maybe lay off on the filters, Hilary.

18. Figure skater Nathan Chen paused to take a pic with none other than Nathan Chen on his way to South Korea. Hopefully he'll be seeing gold in addition to seeing double!

Winning AND twinning.
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Winning AND twinning.

19. Skier Mikaela Shiffrin hung out with Katie Couric (who was apparently wearing amazing boots in this picture, but we can't see them, so we'll just have to take Mikaela's word for it).

SHOW US THE BOOTS, KATIE.
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SHOW US THE BOOTS, KATIE.

20. Short track speed skater Maame Afua Biney (bottom right) posed with teammates Jessica Kooreman and Lana Gehring on top of Soohorang, the Olympic mascot (although TBH they're blocking the shot, so if you guys need an Instagram photographer, CALL ME).

Let's do a redo.
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Let's do a redo.

21. Skier and gold-medal heartthrob Gus Kenworthy wasted NO time upon landing in Korea, getting swagged up with his teammates (THIS is a TV show I'd watch)...

Those gloves are next level.
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Those gloves are next level.

22. ...posting thirst traps (not sure how many abs are there, I lost count)...

Maybe one of the dressing room ladies could help? LOL.
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Maybe one of the dressing room ladies could help? LOL.

23. ...and getting his hair cut, because looking good while you go for the gold is a full-time job!

Nothing says, "I'm here to WIN" like a fresh cut.
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Nothing says, "I'm here to WIN" like a fresh cut.

24. Ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani ran into Shaun White while getting their patriotic LEWKS...

This is the Charlie's Angels reboot we need.
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This is the Charlie's Angels reboot we need.

25. ...and Maia continued to look fine, fresh, and fierce in the athletes' village...

I'm shaking! MAIA DID THAT!!!!
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I'm shaking! MAIA DID THAT!!!!

26. ...and SOMEHOW managed to squeeze in some ice time before the games. Busy busy busy!

No rest for the weary!
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No rest for the weary!

27. Snowboarder Jamie Anderson got matchy-matchy with her teammates (the off-white is a good look, TBH)...

Squad goals.
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Squad goals.

28. ...while she ALSO got in some practice time in the winter wonderland...

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Love a good "arms out" pose.

29. ...AND snapped some super-cute selfies with fellow Olympic snowboarder (and member of Team Canada AND her boyfriend) Tyler Nicholson.

OK, they're adorable, NGL.
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OK, they're adorable, NGL.

30. Figure skater Karen Chen put a ring on it (five, to be exact) as she explored Korea...

She liked it!
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She liked it!

31. ...while her teammate Mirai Nagasu looked toasty AND stylish in her Team USA swag.

V. patriotic.
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V. patriotic.

32. Speed skater Erin Jackson POSED the hell out of this picture as she checked out her competition oval...

Don't be fooled by the smile — the "arms crossed" pose means she's NOT messing around.
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Don't be fooled by the smile — the "arms crossed" pose means she's NOT messing around.

33. ...while cross-country skiers Scott Patterson and Erik Bjornsen snapped a snowy selfie.

Kids, don't try this at home.
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Kids, don't try this at home.

34. Let's hope bobsledder Codie Bascue does better on the ice than he did in the dressing room (I hope he knows how pants work)...

The belt goes THROUGH the loop, Codie.
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The belt goes THROUGH the loop, Codie.

35. ...but don't worry, teammate Aja Evans picked up his slack and showed off how to wear the HELL out of her own winter gear.

OK she's GLOWING!
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OK she's GLOWING!

36. Oh, and she and teammate Jamie Greubel looked DIVINE in their stars-and-stripes–themed ponchos. Where can I cop one?!

Seriously though.
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Seriously though.

37. Amanda Kessel and her hockey teammates also rocked the look. But who wore it better?!

I can't decide!
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I can't decide!

38. Bobsledder Chris Fogt and skeleton athlete John Daly seem to be having a lot of fun on a stationary bike...even though I'm not sure they actually know how to use it.

Guys...it's one at a time...
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Guys...it's one at a time...

39. John *ALSO* played hairstylist to teammate Matt Antoine, proving that friends who groom together SLEIGH together.

Gotta look good, ya know?
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Gotta look good, ya know?

40. Oh, and John snuck in some running time with the hilarious caption, "When Bae says she’s home alone."

Can you get a gold medal for captions?
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Can you get a gold medal for captions?

41. Ice dancers Evan Bates and Madison Chock got in some much needed (And very dramatic? Like can someone explain what is going on to me here?!) ice time...

It's a lot!
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It's a lot!

42. ...while Madison ALSO gave some dummies a run for their money...

You better WERK.
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You better WERK.

43. ...and the pair (who also are dating IRL) snuck in a gold medal–worthy selfie!

Couple goals.
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Couple goals.

44. And finally, last but certainly not least, skier Lindsey Vonn arrived in Pyeongchang in STYLE, better late than never, after experiencing some flight issues on the journey over. Also dying at her dog's face in this picture.

This is me seeing all of Team USA hanging out and having fun without me. Go for the gold, gang!

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