SOCHI SCENE: Thankful bobsledders

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Associated Press

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 17 at 11:33 AM

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Australian bobsledders Heath Spence and Duncan Harvey knew they had no medal chance in the two-man competition at the Sochi Games.

That didn't stop them from getting a message out to the world.

After finishing their third run of the competition on Monday night, Spence and Harvey emerged from their sled with a small cardboard sign bearing some simple yet powerful messages.

"Live your dream," read one side of the sign.

"Thank you," was on the other, in several languages, including Russian. The Australians held it up for cameras in the finish area to see once they finished their run in 26th place, nearly 5 seconds behind Russian leader Alexander Zubkov.

— By Tim Reynolds — Twitter http://twitter.com/ByTimReynolds

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