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See All the Athletes Who Have Cried During the 2014 Winter Olympics (So Far)

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The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. These are the Olympics! (You can say that like the dude in 300 says "This is Sparta!" if you want).

If there is one thing that's almost always guaranteed during the Olympic games, it's that the athletes will cry. They might be crying because they just lost a big event and missed out on medaling for their country, or they might be crying tears of joys as they stand on that podium as their national anthem plays. We're choking up just thinking about it, so we can't imagine how some of these people hold it together when they get their gold, silver or bronze.

And sometimes they might cry because they are in Sochi and things seem to be not so great over there at times.

READ: We ranked the Winter Olympic events from most exciting to barely watchable

Anyway, here are all the people who have cried (so far) during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi:

Crying Olympians, Dario Cologna ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

Dario Cologna, Switzerland: Gold medal in men's cross-country skiathlon

Crying Olympians, Daniel Wende, Maylin Wende ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Wende and Maylin Wende, Germany: Sitting in the "kiss and cry zone" after performing their pairs figure skating free program.

Crying Olympians, Dominique Gisin LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Gisin, Switzerland: Gold medal in women's Alpine skiing downhill

Crying Olympians, Kaitlyn Farrington, Kelly Clark Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Kaitlyn Farrington and Kelly Clark, United States: A celebratory hug after winning the gold and bronze medals in the snowboard halfpipe event

Crying Olympians, Justine Dufour-Lapointe ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Canada: Gold medal in women's freestyle skiing

PHOTOS: Best moments from the 2014 Winter Olympics

Crying Olympians, Tatiana Volosozhar, Maxim Trankov Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, Russia: These two are in tears after finishing their pairs figure skating event.

Crying Olympians, Heidi Weng Harry How/Getty Images

 Heidi Weng, Norway: Bronze medal in the skiathlon event

Crying Olympians, Lara Gut KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images

Lara Gut, Switzerland: Gut gets emotional after realizing she only finished third in women's Alpine wkiing downhill.

Crying Olympics, Lee Sang Hwa LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

Lee Sang Hwa, South Korea: Gold medal in women's speedskating (500 meters).

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Bring on the tears, Sochi! Bring 'em on! 

PHOTOS: Want more? Check out all the crying and emotional athletes from the 2014 Winter Olympics



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