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Ukraine skier, coach quit Olympics in anti-regime protest

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A Ukrainian alpine skier and her coach have pulled out of the Sochi Games in protest at the authorities' deadly use of force against the protests in Kiev, they said Thursday. 

Bogdana Matsotska after the Women's Alpine Skiing Super-G at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 15, 2014

Bogdana Matsotska and her coach Oleg Matsotskiy, who is also her father, said they were "outraged" by the refusal of President Viktor Yanukovych to favour dialogue over force.

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