After years of training, competitors' dreams can come to a crashing end in a split-second at the Winter Olympics.

Warm temperatures in Sochi have resulted in soft snow and slush - and spectacular falls.

Women's slopestyle skier Yuki Tsubota of Canada was taken off the course with a suspected fractured jaw following a scary crash at the end of her second run in the finals.

In this gallery, IBTimesUK looks at thrills and spills on the ice and snow.

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Canada's Yuki Tsubota crashes during the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle finalsReuters
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Russia's Sergey Volkov crashes during the men's freestyle skiing moguls qualification roundReuters
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Jason Brown of the United States slips as he competes during the Team Men Free Skating ProgrammeReuters
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Poland's Michal Ligocki crashes during the men's snowboard halfpipe qualification roundReuters
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Italy's Elena Fanchini gets tangled in the safety net after crashing in the first training session for the women's alpine skiing downhill eventReuters
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Paraguay's Julia Marino walks towards her skis after crashing during the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle qualification eventReuters
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Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond falls during her free programme in the women's portion of the team figure skating eventAP
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Jussi Penttala of Finland crashes out in the Men's Moguls QualificationGetty
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Germany's Severin Freund lies on the snow after crashing during the first round of the men's ski jumping normal hill individual final eventReuters
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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec falls during the men's normal hill ski jumping qualificationAP
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Kazakhstan's Dmitriy Barmashov crashes during the men's freestyle skiing moguls qualification roundReuters
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Ville Miettunen of Finland crashes out in the Men's Moguls QualificationGetty
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China's Xu Wenlong is assisted by medics after crashing during the men's cross-country sprint free qualificationReuters
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Jeremy Abbott of the United States falls as he competes in the men's team short programme figure skating competitionAP
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Devin Logan of the US crashes during the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle finalsReuters
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Anna Mirtova of Russia falls while competing in the Freestyle Skiing Women's Ski Slopestyle QualificationGetty
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Japan's Akiko Suzuki falls during a figure skating training sessionReuters
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Ioan Valeriu Achiriloaie of Romania slides into the safety net after crashing on the Lake Jump during training for the Alpine Skiing Men's DownhillGetty
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Aleksey Yesin of Russia slips while competing during the Men's 500m Speed Skating eventGetty
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Hedvig Wessel of Norway crashes out in the Ladies' Moguls QualificationGetty
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Italy's Nicole Della Monica looks on as her partner Matteo Guarise falls, as they compete during the figure skating pairs short programmeReuters