Sochi 2014 Figure Skating Photos: The Kiss-and-Cry Zone

Figure Skatings most memorable moments sometimes take place off the ice. The kiss- and- cry area of the rink is where the skaters await their competition scores.The results can sometime lead to awkward and very raw emotions. Click to see the best moments at Sochi.

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Polina Edmunds scored 61.04 during the Ladies Short Program in Sochi Winter Olympic Games on Wednesday morning.
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Adelina Sotnikova gave Russia its first Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014. Sotnikova fought back two older, decorated rivals, defending Olympic champion Yuna Kim of South Korea and Italy’s Carolina Kostner, to become Russia’s first female skater to win individual gold.
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US Polina Edmunds poses in the kiss and cry zone after the Women's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014.
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Gabrielle Daleman of Canada waits for her score in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Mao Asada of Japan reacts after competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond poses in the kiss and cry zone in the Women's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014.
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France's Mae Berenice Meite poses in the kiss and cry zone in the Women's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014.
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South Korea's Kim Haejin cries in the kiss and cry zone after the Women's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014.
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Polina Edmunds of the United States waits for her score in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 19, 2014.
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Japan's Mao Asada waits for her marks in the Kiss and Cry zone after performing in the Women's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 19, 2014.
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Adelina Sotnikova (R) of Russia celebrates her score with her coach in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 19, 2014.
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US Ashley Wagner waits for her marks in the Kiss and Cry zone after performing in the Women's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 19, 2014.
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A disappointed Yulia Lipnitskaya (R) of Russia waits for her score with her coach Eteri Tutberidze in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 19, 2014.
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Gracie Gold of the United States waits for her score in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 19, 2014.
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Sweden's Viktoria Helgesson waits for her marks in the Kiss and Cry zone after performing in the Women's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 19, 2014.
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Jenna McCorkell (R) of Great Britain waits for her score with her coach Simon Briggs in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 19, 2014.
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Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States react in the results area after competing in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals during the Winter Olympics on Feb. 17, 2014. With a total score of 195.52, Davis and White become the first Americans to win ice dance gold.
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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada after competing in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Games on Feb. 17, 2014. Virtue and Moir score a total of 190.99, winning ice dance silver.
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Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia wait for their score after competing in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on Day 10 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 17, 2014. Ilinykh and Katsalapov win ice dance bronze with a total score of 183.48.
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Nathalie Pechalat of France waits for the score after competing with Fabian Bourzat (not pictured) in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on Day 10 of the Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Pechalat and Bourzat place fourth.
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Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada wait for their score in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on Day 10 of the Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States wait for their score in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on Day 10 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi of Germany wait in the results area after competing in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace in the Winter Olympics on Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States wait for their score in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on Day 10 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Great Britain's Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland wait in the kiss and cry zone after the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 17, 2014.
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Italy's Charlene Guignard and Italy's Marco Fabbri wait in the kiss and cry zone after the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 17, 2014.
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Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam of Canada wait in the results area after competing in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Julia Zlobina and Alexei Sitnikov of Azerbaijan gesture as they wait in the results area after competing in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Victoria Sinitsina and Ruslan Zhiganshin of Russia wait for their score in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on Day 10 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Danielle O'Brien and Gregory Merriman of Australia wait in the results area after competing in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Team USA's Meryl Davis and Charlie White wait for their marks in the "kiss and cry" zone during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada react to their marks during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 16, 2014.
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Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy wait for their score displayed during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Turkey's Alisa Agafonova and Alper Ucar wait for their marks in the "kiss and cry" zone during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 16, 2014.
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Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland of Great Britain wait for their score during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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Elena Ilinykh (C) and Nikita Katsalapov (L) of Russia react after their score displayed during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 16, 2014.
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Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam of Canada wait for their score during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 16, 2014.
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Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France wait for their score during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the Sochi 2014.
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Sara Hurtado and Adria Diaz of Spain wait for their score during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Germany's Stefano Caruso and Tanja Kolbe wait for their marks in the kiss and cry zone during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014.
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Florent Amodio of France reacts after he competes during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. He finished scored 123.06 in the event, putting him in 18th place.
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Misha Ge of Uzbekistan reacts after he competes during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. He scored 135.19, putting him in 17th place.
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Peter Liebers of Germany smiles and raises his fist after competing during the Men's Figure Skating Short Program on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner had just finished her routine in the short program and when her scores were lower than expected, she couldn't help but express her disagreement. The smile-to-disgust moment became a sensation; TiVo said it was the one moment people rewound the most from the weekend, and Facebook said it was one of the most talked about subjects on the social network. Wagner's routine was intended to prove that she belongs at Sochi, despite coming in fourth at Nationals. Although she wasn't pleased with her scores, they helped advance the U.S. team to Finals.
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Kevin Reynolds of Canada, left, reacts with fellow team members in the results area after competing in the men's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Reynolds earned 9 team points for Canada, a comeback from his earlier short program performance in which he had trouble with landing his jumps.
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Jeremy Abbot has shed many tears in the kiss-and-cry zone. The U.S. figure skater took a hard fall during the men's short program in Sochi, and looked as if he might not finish the routine. However, he managed to get to his feet and deliver the rest of the performance; his resilience drew an ovation from the crowd.
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Gracie Gold of the United States, left, reacts in the kiss-and-cry after competing in the women's team free skate figure skating competition during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Gold delivered a stunning performance, earning a season-best score of 129.38 and propelling the U.S. team to bronze.
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Russian skating-superstar Evgeni Plushenko reacts in the results area after competing in the men's team free skate on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Plushenko is a four-time Olympic medalist, helping Russia to Gold in this year's winter games. Unfortunately, he had to withdraw from the short program on Thursday due to medical reasons, ending his Olympic games and possibly also his figure skating career.
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Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States waited for their results after competing in the team ice dance short dance figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The duo finished first in the event, out of 10 other teams, helping nudge the U.S. from fifth to third.
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Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States waited in the kiss-and-cry after competing in the team free ice dance figure skating competition at 2014 Winter Olympics on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. They performed to a a piece called "Scheherazade" and earned a score of 114.34.
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Jason Brown of the U.S. and coach Kori Ade celebrated in the kiss-and-cry zone after the Men's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 13, 2014.
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Patrick Chan of Canada waited for his score with his coach Kathy Johnson after competing during the Men's Figure Skating Short Program on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 on Feb. 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Chan placed second in the event with a score 97.52, trailing a few points behind Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu.
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Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar and Russia's Maxim Trankov reacted in the Kiss-and-Cry zone after performing in the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 11, 2014. The two delivered a stunning performance, breaking their own world record with a score of 84.17.
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Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic waited for score after competing during the Men's Figure Skating Short Program on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Daniel Wende and Maylin Wende of Germany react after they compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers of Canada react after they compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Great Britain's Stacey Kemp and David King react in the Kiss-and-Cry zone after performing in the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 11, 2014.
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Russia's Yulia Lipnitskaya celebrated with her team after she performed in the Women's Figure Skating Team Free Program at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 9, 2014. Lipnitskaya is only 15 years old, making her the youngest Olympic gold medalist in figure skating history.
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Mao Asada of Japan waited for her results after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, center, laughed in the kiss-and cry-section with team members following the men's team short program figure skating competition during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Hanyu, 19, has had a spectacular Olympic debut, besting even Olympic veteran Plushenko.
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