Photo Essay

  • Devin Logan of the United States takes a jump during the women’s freestyle skiing slopestyle qualifier at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Italy’s Yvonne Daldossi competes during the Women’s Speed Skating 500 m at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 11, 2014.
  • Sweden’s players celebrate after winning against Germany in a Women’s Ice Hockey Group B match at the Shayba Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 11, 2014.
  • Ola Vigen Hattestad of Norway celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Men’s Sprint Free competition at the Laura Cross Country Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Feb, 11. 2014.
  • China’s Cheng Peng (Top) and Hao Zhang compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 11, 2014.
  • Germany’s Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken speed down the track during a men’s doubles luge training session at the Sanki Sliding Center, in Rosa Khutor, Russia on Feb. 11, 2014.
  • Andorra’s Kevin Esteve prepares to start during the downhill run of the men’s alpine skiing super combined training session at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center Feb. 11, 2014.
  • Paraguay’s Julia Marino walks towards her skis after crashing during the women’s freestyle skiing slopestyle qualification event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor Feb. 11, 2014.
  • American John Daly takes part in a men’s Skeleton official training session at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 11, 2014 at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor.
  • The Olympic cauldron is reflected in the windows of the Iceberg Skating Palace ice skating venue at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi Russia.
  • A competitor trains before the Biathlon Women’s 10km Pursuit at the Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on Feb. 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Russia’s Alexei Stukalskiy watches a curling stone while his teammates Andry Drozdov (left) and Anexander Kozyrev (right) sweep the ice during the men’s curling competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • American snowboarder Shaun White performs a jump during the men’s snowboard halfpipe qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor on Feb. 11, 2014.
  • Sugar Todd of the U.S. (top L) and Italy’s Yvonne Daldossi skate during the women’s 500 m speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Feb. 11, 2014.
  • Third-placed Emil Joensson of Sweden lies on the ground after crossing the finish line in the men’s cross-country sprint free final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor on Feb. 11, 2014.
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Sochi on view: Scenes from Day 4

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.

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