Sochi on view: Scenes from the Winter Games

  • An athlete during Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping training on day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at RusSki Gorki Jumping Center, Feb. 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Skiers compete in the Men’s Skiathlon 15 km Classic + 15 km Free at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center, Feb. 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Switzerland’s Dario Cologna celebrates winning the men’s cross-country 30k skiathlon, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • American Jamie Anderson competes in the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, February 9, 2014, in Rosa Khutor, Russia.
  • Krystyna Palka of Poland competes in the Women’s 7.5 km Sprint, Feb. 9, 2014 at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center in Sochi, Russia.
  • Judges look on during the Ladies’ Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping training, Feb. 9, 2014, at RusSki Gorki Jumping Center in Sochi, Russia.
  • Russian athletes celebrate after winning gold in the Figure Skating team event at the Iceberg Skating Palace, Feb. 9, 2014 in, Sochi, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin was in attendance to watch Russia win its first gold of the games.
  • Austria’s Reinhard Egger speeds down the track in the men’s singles luge competition, Feb. 9, 2014.
  • American skier Bode Miller crosses the finish line and reacts to not making the top three during the alpine skiing men’s downhill final, Feb. 9, 2014, at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort.
  • Canada’s Zina Kocher shoots during the women’s biathlon 7.5km sprint event, Feb. 9, 2014.
  • Flower girls wait on a bench prior to the Mens Free Skating of the Figure Skating Team event at Iceberg Skating Palace, Feb. 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Spela Gogelj of Slovenia looks on during the Ladies’ Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping training, Feb. 9, 2014, at RusSki Gorki Jumping Center in Sochi, Russia.
  • Canada’s John Fairbairn takes part in a skeleton training session at the Sanki Sliding Centre, Feb. 9, 2014 in Rosa Khutor, 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.

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