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02/18/2014 03:01 EST | Updated 02/18/2014 03:59 EST

The Kiss And Cry: Best Photos From Olympic Figure Skating's Most Emotional Place (PHOTOS)

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Ashley Wagner of US reacts to results for women's team short program figure skating competition at Socho 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Russia, graphic element on gray

The 'kiss and cry' area, the unofficial name given to the spot where figure skaters, coaches and their support staff receive their scores, might just be the most emotional place in all of Olympic figure skating.

All those years of morning practices, the endless lifts, spins and jumps, boiled down to a number. It's enough to unnerve even the steeliest of figure skaters.

With most of the Olympic figure skating competition over, we look back at the highs and lows of the 'kiss and cry' at Sochi.

Kiss And Cry