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PHOTOS: The hottest stars at the Winter Olympics

Last updated on: February 07, 2014 10:23 IST

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They are not only skilful but also dead gorgeous. With these beauties strutting their stuff, the Sochi Games could well be the most photogenic event in sporting history.

Look out for these hot stars when the action gets underway from February 7.

Tell us who's your favourite in the comment section below.

Allison Baver (United States)

Allison Baver’s curves and feisty personality appears to make the ice melt underneath her. This speed skater, just turned 33, won a bronze medal in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

They say she has the best assets in the sports world, and we are not denying it.

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Anna Sidorova (Russia)

Curling just got exciting, thanks to the captain of Russia's women's team Anna Sidorova. She has been the best Russia athlete in the previous Olympics and no doubt will play a big role again in Sochi Games.

This Russian Curler looks so fine tossing that rock down the ice.

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Clair Bidez (United States)

Clair Bidez had to endure heartbreak in 2010, missing out on Vancouver Games, but made the winter gathering this time.

Possessing the looks and body of a swimsuit model, this 26-year-old Snowboarder will be making her Olympic debut in Sochi.

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Aimee Fuller (Great Britain)

Aimee Fuller will certainly attract her fair share of attention when the Snowboarding competition kicks-off.

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Torah Bright (Australia)

Torah Bright will be defending her Snowboarding gold medal in Sochi, her third Olympics. This Aussie is the first boarder in history to qualify for three events.

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Silje Norendal (Norway)

This impressive snowboarder is a schoolgirl.  The gorgeous blue-eyed blonde just won gold in X Games and will be hoping to repeat the performance at the Winter Olympics.

The rest of the Sochi slopestyle field has every right to be worried about what this 20-year-old might produce.

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Lolo Jones (United States)

Track and field star Lolo Jones is the most high-profile crossover athlete to try her hand at winter sports since former NFL running back Herschel Walker took off his shoulder pads and climbed into a bobsled.

Jones, 31, is in her second season as a push athlete, or brakewoman. She will become the ninth American to compete at both a Summer and Winter Games, and will have plenty of cameras swinging in her direction, for obvious reasons.

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Julia Mancuso (United States)

We'll be seeing plenty of Julia Mancuso in Sochi, as she will be defending her two gold medals from Vancouver in skiing.

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Tina Maze (Slovenia)

If this Slovenian beauty wins, you'll see her performing her signature cartwheels while still wearing her ski boots.

Last year's World Cup winner also has a pop music career in the offing after releasing a song in 2012.

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Anna Fenninger (Austria)

The 2011 World champion skier turns heads for more reasons than one.

This Austrian beauty will be competing in Alpine Skiing.

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Vanessa-Mae (Thailand)

Violin star Vanessa-Mae will put on her slalom skis to become only the third person to represent tropical Thailand at the Winter Olympics.

She ain't going to win a medal, but Vanessa-Mae, 34, will still capture her fair share of attention.

She made her mark on the world stage when she broke from tradition and became known for her sexy, glamorous violin style and for mixing classical music with pop.

Her first techno pop-style album, ‘The Violin Player,’ was released in 1995 and reached No 11 in the UK albums chart, selling over 10 million albums.

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Therese Johaug (Norway)

Therese Johaug isn't just a pretty face -- this Norwegian currently leads the World Cup and is reportedly known as ‘Duracell’ in skiing circles because of her fast technique.

Therese, 25, and Martin Johnsrud Sundby are the first Norwegians to ever win the Tour de Ski.

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Danielle O'Brien (Australia)

This Australian ice dancer and her partner Gregory Merriman are six-time Australian champions.

Like gymnastics at the Summer Games, ice dancing is followed very closely on television and, therefore, there will be plenty of O'Brien at this Olympics.

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Image: Gregory Merriman and Danielle O'Brien
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Kiira Korpi (Finland)

This Finnish blonde beauty is a combination of class and skill. When the 25 year-old is on her routine, the ice creates fire.

Athleticism seems to run in her family as her older sister also began skating at an early age.

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Gretchen Bleiler (United States)

This 32 year-old is an Olympic silver medalist. This snowboarder  was also nominated for Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive award in 2011.

Certainly, more victories will come her way in the coming days.

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