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AP PHOTOS: Thrills _ and spills _ at Pyeongchang Olympics

February 17, 2018

Elise Christie of Britain crashes during her women's 1500 meters short track speedskating semifinal in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Sometimes the Olympics feature soaring moments of glory. Other times, athletes come crashing to the ground.

A missed step can mean the end of years of preparations. Sometimes competitors hit walls, sometimes they crash into each other, and sometimes they wind up face first in the snow.

Here’s a look at some of the more earthbound moments from the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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