Winter Olympics, glory and heartbreak: Best of Sochi

 


Nathalie Weinzierl of Germany competes during the Team Ladies Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Mae Berenice Meite of France competes during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. Picture taken with multiple exposure. (REUTERS)





Narumi Takahashi (top) and Ryuichi Kihara of Japan compete during the figure skating team pairs free skating at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)





Second-placed Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (L) of Canada and her sister, first-placed Justine Dufour-Lapointe, hold hands during the flower ceremony for the women's freestyle skiing moguls event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)



Austria's Adrian Krainer performs a jump as a giant matryoshka doll is seen below during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)



First placed Marit Bjoergen (bottom) of Norway, her team mate and fourth placed Therese Johaug (top) and second placed Charlotte Kalla of Sweden react after competing in the women's skiathlon event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)



The Olympic flame is reflected in the Iceberg Skating Palace at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Bode Miller of the U.S. skis in a training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)




Competitors ski in the women's cross-country skiathlon event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)



Canada's Arianne Jones speeds down the track during the women's singles luge training session at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games at the Sanki Sliding Center February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)

 

Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. gets ready during a women's skeleton training session at the Sanki sliding center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, near Sochi February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)



Germany's Felix Loch speeds down the track during the men's singles luge competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Ryan Stassel of the U.S. takes part in the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Winner Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. celebrates after the men's snowboard slopestyle final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)



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