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Lamoureux parents traveling to second Olympics

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Millions of Americans are preparing to watch the winter Olympic games in Sochi.

Some are lucky enough to be there in person.

"Around 1:00 we will leave from Grand Forks and make our way to Sochi via Minneapolis, Amsterdam, Moscow, Sochi," says Pierre Lamoureux.

Pierre and his wife Linda have their bags packed for the 18-day trip.

"We've got some tickets to short-track speed skating, which I've always wanted to see," says Pierre.

But the main event? Watching their twin daughters Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux play hockey for Team USA in their second Olympics.

"You raise your kids and you don't think, 'Oh, I'm going to be going to the Olympics someday.' I guess that wasn't in the back of my mind. You just tried to raise them, get them to their activities, see what they liked," says Mother Linda Lamoureux. "Hockey was something they just loved," she says.

The road to Sochi has been a long journey: growing up, Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault, Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, University of North Dakota, a silver medal from 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver and the United States National Team- side by side the whole way. Linda says they have a special advantage.

"They're twins and they're identical and they just know where each other is going to be," she says.

"It's hard to describe. There's that communication- that unspoken communication that goes on between the two of them," says Pierre.

He says he's looking forward to settling in and watching some hockey.

"We're excited for them. I mean I can hardly wait to get there and watch that first game against Finland," he says.



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