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"Wax cabins" near the practice course for Nordic combined at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 16, 2014. Like any world, the Olympics has its own secret language, a shorthand that can seem mystifying to the uninitiated.

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"Wax cabins" near the practice course for Nordic combined at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 16, 2014. Like any world, the Olympics has its own secret language, a shorthand that can seem mystifying to the uninitiated.