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Team event a win-win for everyone

Updated: February 6, 2014, 4:32 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- I like the new Olympic figure skating team competition, but it will take awhile to get used to seeing the kiss-and-cry zone so crowded.

Normally, you just see a skater and a coach staring up anxiously for the score, both seeming isolated from the rest of humanity. In the team competition, they are surrounded by supportive teammates. That is nice to see in what is usually such an individual sport. It's also very good for the skaters. If they perform ...

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