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Sochi scene: Check yes or no

United States' Sarah Hendrickson smiles and waves after her first attempt during the women's normal hill ski jumping final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
United States' Sarah Hendrickson smiles and waves after her first attempt during the women's normal hill ski jumping final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Give Jason Brown credit — he knows how to get a girl's attention.

Brown, who is from Highland Park, Ill., posted a photo on NBC's Olympic Twitter account, which boasts more than 528,000 followers, of him holding a white board with a pink heart drawn in it and a message reading "Sarah Hendrickson, will you be my Olympic Valentine?" Here is a link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/434570414950346753 .

Hendrickson is the American ski jumper from Park City, Utah, who was considered a favorite for gold coming into the Sochi Games before a knee injury. She finished 21st of 30 competitors. But Brown's gesture appears to have boosted her spirits.

Hendrickson saw the message and replied on Twitter: "How am I so lucky to be the lucky girl?!?! I would be honored."

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— By Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://twitter.com/APKrawczynski

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Associated Press reporters are filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: http://apne.ws/1c3WMiu

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