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Athletes provide behind-the-scenes photos from Olympic Villages


SOCHI - Athletes and coaches are beginning to arrive in Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and many of them have taken to social media to keep their followers informed.

Kyle Tress, an American skeleton racer, and fellow American bobsled and skeleton racer Cory Butner have begun trash-talking over video games.

The “Rambo” game seems popular, according to American skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender.

Tuffield Latour, the head coach of the U.S. skeleton team, has posted pictures of pingpong and air hockey.

According to Brian Hansen, an American speed skater, this key gets you a free Coke.

If you’re wondering about the food situation – it appears the athletes won’t go hungry. Canadian goaltender Hayley Wickenheiser posted this picture from the “athlete’s lounge.”

Shannon Szabados, also a member of Canada’s women’s hockey team, ran into Ronald McDonald.

Here are some other shots from the Olympic Villages.