Photo Essay

  • Canada’s players celebrate defeating Sweden and winning gold in the men’s ice hockey tournament, Feb. 23, 2014.
  • Pilot Thibault Alexis Godefroy, Jeremy Baillard, Vincent Daniel Jean-Paul Ricard, and Jeremie Boutherin of France team 2 make a run during the Men’s Four Man Bobsleigh, Feb. 23, 2014, at Sanki Sliding Center in Sochi, Russia.
  • An athlete competes in the Men’s 50 km Mass Start Free, Feb. 23, 2014 at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center in Sochi, Russia.
  • The French team, FRA-1, with Loic Costerg, Romain Heinrich, Florent Ribet, and Elly Lefort, react after their final run during the men’s four-man bobsled competition final, Feb. 23, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of Sweden dives onto the puck during the Men’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal match, Feb. 23, 2014 at Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia.
  • Competitors head towards a feed station as they compete in The Men’s 50km Mass Start Free, Feb. 23, 2014, at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center in Sochi, Russia.
  • Gold medalist Alexander Legkov of Russia reacts after finishing in the Men’s 50 km Mass Start Free, Feb. 23, 2014, at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center in Sochi, Russia.
  • The Russian bobsled team, RUS-1, Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, and Alexey Voevoda, jump onto the medal stand after winning gold during the men’s four-man bobsled competition final, Feb. 23, 2014 in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • The sun sets at the Black Sea with the Olympic Flame and the Bolshoy Ice Dome in foreground, Feb. 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Sochi on View: Scenes from Day 16

By msnbc staff

The 2014 Winter Olympics are 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.

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