Sochi on view: Scenes from day 3 of the Winter Games

  • Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden of Switzerland in action during the Alpine Skiing Women’s Super Combined Downhill on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Febr. 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Workers prepare the landing area below a jump during a break in freestyle skiing aerials training at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Shani Davis (L) of the United States competes during the Men’s 500m speed skating event during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on Feb. 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Technicians build the lighting system at the finish point of the Sanki Sliding Center on Feb. 10, 2014 days after the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
  • A general view of the Short Track Speed Skating Men’s 1500m semi-final during day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb.10, 2014 in Sochi.
  • Sjinkie Knegt of Netherlands and Se Young Park of South Korea collide during the Short Track Men’s 1500m competition on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Mascots of the 2014 Winter Olympics walk out to the stadium prior to the start of the men’s 500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 10, 2014.
  • Marek Solcansky and Karol Stuchlak of Slovakia in action during the training run of the Men’s Double Luge competition at the Sanki Sliding Center at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Feb. 10.
  • A competitor takes a jump as a team member follows during freestyle skiing slopestyle training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch raises her ski poles after finishing first in her slalom run of the women’s alpine skiing super combined event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Feb. 10, 2014.
  • Team USA’s Jocelyne Lamoureux (17) crashes into Switzerland’s goalie Florence Schelling (R) as Switzerland’s Laura Benz defends during the third period of their women’s preliminary round hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games Feb.  10, 2014.
  • Pavel Kolmakov of Kazakhstan in action during the Freestyle Skiing Men’s Moguls Qualification 1 at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 10, 2014.
  • A man bathes in the Black Sea adjacent to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 10, 2014.
  • Laurenne Ross of the USA crashes out during the Alpine Skiing Women’s Super Combined at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Feb. 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Gold medalist Charles Hamelin of Canada celebrates with Marianne St-Gelais after winning the Short Track Men’s 1500m Final on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 10, 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.

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