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Russian ice hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, left, and retired Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko attend the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Russian ice hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, left, and retired Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko attend the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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