Photo Essay

  • Team USA member Kacey Bellamy cries after losing the Women’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game between Canada and USA at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2014.
  • Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova reacts with her choreographer Irina Tagaeva (L) and her coach Elena Buyanova (R) in the “kiss and cry” area during the Figure Skating Women’s free skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 20, 2014.
  • Valentina Lizana Wallner (#35), of Sweden, makes a save against Alina Muller (#25) and Stefanie Marty (#9), of Switzerland, during the Ice Hockey Women’s Bronze Medal Game at Bolshoy Ice Dome on Feb. 20, 2014.
  • Swiss players on the bench celebrate the team scoring the third goal during the Women’s Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Game Switzerland vs. Sweden at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2014.
  • Czech Republic’s Miroslav Dvorak competes during the cross-country portion of the Nordic combined Gundersen large hill team competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 20, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
  • Kaitlyn Lawes, of Canada, delivers a stone during the Women’s Gold medal match between Sweden and Canada in the Curling competition in the Ice Cube Curling Center at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia, Feb. 20, 2014.
  • Great Britain’s Emma Lonsdale competes in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies’ Ski Halfpipe Qualification on at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • A visitor to the Olympic Park walks past the Olympic cauldron at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • South Korea’s bobsled pilot Kim Dong-hyun (front) and his teammates speed down the track during a four-man training session at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor, during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi, Feb. 20, 2014.
  • An unidentified athlete makes his trial jump during the ski jumping portion of the Nordic combined Gundersen large hill team competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 20, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Japanese speed skaters practice a start during a training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 20, 2014.
  • People walk along the Black Sea at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Sochi on View: Day 13

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By msnbc staff

The 2014 Winter Olympics are officially underway in Sochi, Russia. The country is hosting its first Winter Games, which are set to include a record 98 events, up from 86 during the 2010 games in Vancouver.

Over the course of the 2014 Winter Olympics, msnbc will bring you images from the competitions and glimpses of the spectacle surrounding the international event.

Check back daily to see the latest images from the Olympics.