Sochi on View: Scenes from Day 5

  • Hungary’s Edit Miklos competes in the women’s alpine skiing downhill race at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Feb. 12, 2014.
  • Fans enjoy a sunny day in front of the Olympic Cauldron and flame in the Olympic Park during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Feb. 12, 2014.
  • Jenni Hiirikoski of Finland in action during the match between Switzerland and Finland at the Shayba Arena in the Ice Hockey tournament at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia, Feb. 12, 2014.
  • Slovenia’s Tina Maze celebrates after tying for first place in the Women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014.
  • People enjoy the sunny weather at the Black Sea beach in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 12, 2014.
  • Gold medalist Eric Frenzel of Germany jumps in celebration during the flower ceremony for the Men’s Nordic Combined Individual Gundersen Normal Hill and 10km Cross Country on Feb. 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Finland’s Jenni Hiirikoski (bottom) scores against Switzerland’s goalkeeper Florence Schelling during the Women’s Ice Hockey Group A match Switzerland vs Finland at the Shayba Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014.
  • Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin reacts after the Women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014.
  • Australia’s Torah Bright competes during the women’s snowboard halfpipe qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor Feb. 12, 2014.
  • Brothers Andris Sics and Juris Sics from Latvia speed down the track on their first run during the men’s doubles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Canada’s Meghan Agosta-Marciano celebrates after scoring her team’s third goal during the Women’s Ice Hockey Group A match between Canada and USA at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014 at the Shayba Arena.
  • Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise of Italy compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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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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