Photo Essay

  • Workers on the course before the start of the Slalom portion of the Men’s Super Combined race at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2014.
  • Shani Davis of the U.S. skates during a training session at the Adler Arena Skating Center at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • Australia’s Lydia Lassila jumps during Women’s Freestyle Skiing Aerials training at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics,  Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • American Bode Miller during the slalom portion of the Men’s Super Combined race at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 14, 2014.
  • Kristan Bromley of Great Britain brakes after his first run during the Men’s Skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • China’s Ba Dexin delivers a stone during their Men’s Curling round robin game against Sweden at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the Ice Cube Curling Center, Feb. 14, 2014.
  • The two-man bobsled team from Canada, piloted by Justin Kripps, speed down the track with the shades pulled to protect the ice from the hit sun, during the Men’s Two-man Bobsled training on Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Sandro Viletta of Switzerland competes during the Alpine Skiing Men’s Super Combined at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on Feb. 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • A bather stretches on the beach after taking a swim in the Black Sea at sunrise near the Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Temperatures in Sochi are expected to hit 63 degrees on Friday.
  • Argentina’s Cristian Javier Simari Birkner nears the finish in the downhill portion of the Men’s Super Combined at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Latvia’s goalkeeper Edgars Masalskis (C) makes a save during the Men’s Ice Hockey Group C match Czech Republic vs Latvia at the Bolshoy Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 14, 2014.
  • John Daly of the U.S. speeds down the track during the Men’s Skeleton event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Feb. 14, 2014.
  • Diana Rasimoviciute of Lithuania crosses the finish line in the Women’s 15 km Individual during day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on Feb. 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Sochi on View: Scenes from Day 7

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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.

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