Photo Essay

  • An Olympic forerunner tests out the course for a freestyle skiing aerials training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, on Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Czech skier Eva Vrabcova-Nyvltova, left, and China's Li Hongxue compete during the women's 10K classical-style cross-country race on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Alexei Tereshchenko of Russia crashes into the net in the first period against Slovenia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Feb. 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Alp horn performers Kurt Hostettler, from left, Not Carl and Reto Cruzer from Engadin, Switzerland, walk outside the Adler Arena speedskating venue in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 13, 2014.
  • American skiers Gus Kenworthy (L),  Joss Christensen (C), and Nicholas Goepper stand on the podium after wininng silver, gold and bronze, respectively in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Slopestyle Finals Feb. 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Team USA's Max Pacioretty (R) and Slovakia's Richard Panik fight for the puck during the second period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Feb. 13, 2014.
  • South Korea's Lee In-Bok skis during the men's biathlon 20km individual event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Feb. 13, 2014.
  • Jan Vrba of the Czech Republic pilots a run during a Men's Two-man Bobsleigh training session at the Sanki Sliding Center on Feb. 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines competes during the figure skating men's short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 13, 2014.
  • Moldova's Alexandra Camenscic cools off after completing the women's 10K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Sochi on view: Scenes from Day 6

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.