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Olympics recap: Figure skating! Figure skating! Figure skating!

Ashley Wagner probably won’t win an individual medal in Sochi. But there’s got to be some sort of award for her faces — she’s as animated as Jim Carrey in The Mask, only without the benefit of, you know, actual animation. Need even more proof? Let’s start things off by counting down Ashley’s top 5 expressions while receiving her disappointing short program score:

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1. “Umm, exqueeze me? Baking powder?” 

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Olympics: Tara Lipinski previews Team USA as ladies' figure skating competition begins -- VIDEO

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It’s the moment Ashley Wagner (and Mirai Nagasu) fans have been waiting for: The ladies’ figure skating event gets underway Feb. 19 in Sochi with the short program. You can watch live on NBCSN or NBCOlympics.com starting at 10 a.m. ET. (The free program follows at 10 a.m. ET on Feb. 20, when medals are awarded). Before she left for Sochi, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, who’s been providing commentary for all of NBCSN’s live figure skating coverage with Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon, gave us the backstories on Americans Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds, and Wagner. Get your crash course below.

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Ashley Wagner's fed up face, now in meme form

American Ashley Wagner finished fourth in a team ice skating event this weekend and she was not happy about it. A photo of her disgusted reaction as her score was read quickly spread and, because it’s the internet, resulted in a variety of Ashley Wagner-centered memes. Wagner follows fellow American Olympian McKayla Maroney, who also became internet famous for her similarly displeased reaction when she won a silver, not gold, medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Check out some of the memes that have come out of the moment so far: READ FULL STORY

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