The Sochi games will host more than a few athletes with family ties. Take a look at some of the siblings competing in the Olympic Games this winter. (Shown here: Twins Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureaux)
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Erik and Sadie Bjornsen
Erik (22) and Sadie Bjornsen (24) will be making the trip to Sochi on Team USA for cross-country skiing. The brother and sister tandem also teams up at Alaska Pacific Univeristy in Anchorage.
Tarjei and Johannes Boe
Norwegian biathlete Tarjei Boe (25, on left) has already won Olympic gold and now younger brother Johannes (20) is aiming to claim his own hardware in the same sport. The brothers will both be hoping to put Norway on the podium in Sochi.
Erika and Craig Brown
Erika (40) and Craig Brown (38) will both be heading to Sochi for the US curling teams. Erika is the skip of the women's team and Craig is the alternate for the US men's team.
Maxime, Chloe and Justine Dufour-Lapointe
Canada has put its trust in the Dufour-Lapointe sisters in women's freestyle skiing. Each of the sisters has made at least one podium this season and could be heading for a sweep in the women's moguls. From left to right: Maxime (24), Chloe (22) and Justine (19).
Martins and Tomass Dukurs
Latvian brothers Martins (29, on left) and Tomass Dukurs (32) will be hoping to double up on the skeleton podium at Sochi. They finished 1-2 overall after the 2012-13 World Cup season and will be aiming for a similar finish in Sochi. Martins won silver and Tomass just missed a medal in fourth place in Vancouver.
Bryan and Taylor Fletcher
Bryan (27, on left) and Taylor Fletcher (23) will represent the US in the Nordic combined. The brothers helped the United States win a bronze medal finish at the 2013 Nordic Combined World Championship. Photo: Doug Pensinger / Getty Images North America
Martin and Simon Fourcade
Francehas high hopes for medals in biathlon, sending brothers Martin (25) and Simon Fourcade (29). Martin (left) heads in to the games as a leading contender in the individual races and for the relay with his brother Simon.
Taylor and Arielle Gold
Snowboarding siblings Taylor and Arielle Gold have both qualified to represent the US at Sochi. Shown here, the pair pose for a photo after Taylor (18) won the men's event and Arielle (17) finished second in the women's at the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup at the U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix on December 21, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Photo: Doug Pensinger / Getty Images North America
Charles and Francois Hamelin
Charles (29) and Francois Hamelin (27) are Canadian short track speed skaters. The brothers shared an Olympic gold medal in 2010 in the men’s relay. Charles (left) won an additional gold in the 500m and was the overall World Cup champion this season.
Amanda and Phil Kessel
Brother and sister Amanda and Phil Kessel will be taking the ice for US hockey. When playing for Team USA, Amanda (22) is a forward for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and Phil (26) is a forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux
24-year-old twins Jocelyne (left) and Monique Lamoureax are an attacking force for Team USA women's hockey. The sisters also skated together for the US at Vancouver in 2010. Photo: Kevin Jairaj / USA TODAY Sports
Andreas and Wolfgang Linger
Andreas (32) and Wolfgang Linger (31) of Austria shared the podium in Vancouver, winning gold in the men's luge doubles. The brothers will aim to do that again at Sochi. Photo: AIVARS LIEPINS / AFP
Milan and Zbynek Michalek
They may butt heads in the NHL but Milan Michalek (29, on left) of the Ottawa Senators and Zbynek Michalek (31) of the Phoenix Coyotes will be playing together in Sochi for the Czech Republic. The brothers were both members of the 2010 Czech Olympic team. Photo: Norm Hall / NHLI
Michael and Thomas Raffl
Michael (25) and Thomas (27) Raffl will join forces on the Austrian Olympic ice hockey team. Michael plays in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers and Thomas plays in the Austrain hockey league for EC Red Bull Salzburg.
Henrik and Daniel Sedin
Swedish hockey players Daniel (left) and Henrik Sedin (right) are very used to playing together. The 33-year-old twin brothers are teammates on the Vancouver Canucks and will take the ice for Sweden in Sochi. Photo: Jeff Vinnick / NHLI
Maia and Alex Shibutani
Maia (19) and Alex Shibutani (22) are going to their first Olympic games representing the US in ice dancing. The pair placed third at the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: Jared Wickerham / Getty Images North America