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Top quotes from the 2014 Sochi Olympics (13 items)

By , Deseret News

Feb. 22, 2014

With the 2014 Sochi Olympics coming to a close, there have been plenty of great moments and special quotes.

Here's a compilation of our favorites from the Winter Olympics:

1 of 13. Andrew Matthews, Great Britain bobsledder on pre-race routines

"We eat as much as possible and slap each other in the face."

2 of 13. Mikaela Shiffrin, slalom gold medalist

"It was either waterproof or no mascara because if I start crying, I do not want to look like a witch."

3 of 13. Mikaela Shiffrin, youngest American woman to win a slalom gold medal

"For the crowd, for the world watching, miracles give them hope that something like that could happen for themselves. And so my goal coming to the Olympics was to prove that miracles are not random, you're in charge of your own destiny, you can really control that, I wanted to come here and create your own miracle."

4 of 13. Jillert Anema, Netherlands speedskating coach

"You have a lot of attention for a foolish sport like American football. You waste a lot of athletic talent in a sport where it's meant to kill each other, to injure each other and nobody in the world is competing with you at that field."

5 of 13. Eddy Alvarez after helping the U.S. short-track relay team to a silver medal. It was the only medal won by U.S. speedskaters

"It's so relieving, so relieving. I literally feel like I just came out of a spa."