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'Fantastic' crowd lifts American pair

Olympic spirit outshines politics for Castelli and Shnapir

Updated: February 12, 2014, 3:43 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- With all the history, tensions and rivalry between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union during the Cold War, the choice of music in the pairs free program was somewhat ironic.

The American pair of Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir skated to the ultimate spy music: "Skyfall'' and the James Bond theme. Meanwhile, Russian silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov skated to the music from the 1960s American sitcom, "The Addams Family'' and Russian gold medalists Tatiana ...

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