Sochi on view: Scenes from the Winter Games

  • American Sage Kotsenburg celebrates after winning gold in the men’s snowboard slopestyle competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, Feb. 8 in Rosa Khutor. Kotsenburg won the first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics and of the new slopestyle event, which made its debut at the 2014 games.
  • American Katie Uhlaender during a women’s skeleton training session at the Sanki sliding center, Feb. 8 in Rosa Khutor, near Sochi, Russia.
  • Artists walk in front of the Olympic Cauldron and flame, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • Italian figure skating pairs team Nicole Della Monica (top) and Matteo Guarise rehearse before taking the ice for practice, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • American Kelly Clark trains for the women’s snowboard halfpipe competition, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • A fan waves a Russian flag before the men’s 5000 meters speed skating race, Feb. 8, 2014, during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
  • China’s Qin Ning performs a jump during the women’s freestyle skiing moguls qualification round, Feb. 8. 2014, in Rosa Khutor, Russia.
  • Martina Kocher of Switzerland during a women’s singles luge training session, Feb. 8, 2014 at the Sanki Sliding Center in Sochi, Russia.
  • Team Canada huddles before their women’s ice hockey game at the Shayba Arena against Switzerland, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • Jorrit Bergsma of the Netherlands competes during the Men’s 5000m Speed Skating event at Adler Arena Skating Center, Feb. 8, 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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