Photo Essay

  • Canada forward Patrick Marleau seals the puck off from USA defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk during the third period of a men’s semifinal ice hockey game on Feb. 21, 2014.
  • Canada’s Marie-Michele Gagnon during the first run of the Women’s Slalom race at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 21, 2014.
  • Sven Kramer, Koen Verweij and Jan Blokhuijsen of the Netherlands compete during the Men’s Team Pursuit Semifinals Speed Skating event on Feb. 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Sweden’s players celebrate at the end of the Men’s Ice Hockey Semifinal match between Sweden and Finland at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 21, 2014. Sweden won 2-1.
  • Karolina Riemen-Zerebecka of Poland, Heidi Zacher of Germany and Ophelie David of France compete in the 1/8 final of the women’s Freestyle Ski Cross event in Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Feb. 21, 2014.
  • Canada’s Ryan Fry, center, delivers the rock while teammates Ryan Harnden, left, and E.J. Harnden, right, sweep the ice during the men’s curling gold medal game against Britain on Feb. 21, 2014.
  • Switzerland’s Elisa Gasparin, right, competes alongside the United States’ Hannah Dreissigacker during the women’s biathlon 4x6k relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 21, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Fog shrouds trees near the freestyle skiing cross course at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor Feb. 21, 2014.
  • Russian spectators watch the women’s biathlon 4x6k relay, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 21, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Austria’s Katrin Ofner takes a jump during a women’s ski cross seeding run at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 21, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Sochi on View: Scenes from Day 14

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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.