They pushed, shoved and jawed at each other after whistles as arch-rivals will do and when the dust settled, the Canadians had skated to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Americans in women’s hockey. In other sports, Tina Maze and Dominique Gisin tied for gold medal in women’s downhill, a first in Olympics history. Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany won gold in men’s doubles luge.
Lyudmila Frolova, 74, was relocated three years ago from her old home near the sea to her current home further inland in order to make way for the construction of the Olympic site. She says she is happy with her new home, an upgrade from her previous one, but regrets that because of the difficulty she faces in walking, and the greater distance, she can no longer walk to the sea.
Reuters photographer Eric Gaillard visited Frolova’s home and Archpriest Georgy Efimo, who also lost his church to make way for the construction of the Olympic site.
Sochi Olympics Day 6: Shaun White lands in 4th place in halfpipe, Erin Hamlin 1st-ever American to medal in singles luge
Shaun White declared the Sochi halfpipe nightmare over after opening his bid for a third straight Olympic title by storming into the final with the best score in qualifying on Tuesday. But that wasn’t enough to secure a medal, making this the first Winter Olympics since 1998 that an American does not win gold in men’s snowboard halfpipe.
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Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch defended her Olympic gold in the women’s super-combined event, edging out American skier Julia Mancuso in the slalom portion of the competition.
On the ice, Canadian speedskater Charles Hamelin took gold in the short-track 1,500 meters race.
Jamie Anderson completed a gold-medal sweep for American snowboarders in the slopestyle competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Anderson had been one of the event’s favorites heading into Sunday’s event, and she sealed the deal with a 95.25 score.
Meanwhile, at the rink, Russia won the gold medal in the team figure skating event, with the U.S. finishing in third. Also, Ireen Wust of the Netherlands won the gold in the 3,000-meter speedskating event. U.S. speedskater Jilleanne Rookard finished 10th.
Considered to be one of the most dangerous Olympic winter sports, luge competitors put on some serious game faces before soaring down the Sochi track.
Sochi Olympics Day 3: Sage Kotsenburg of USA takes 1st gold for slopestyle, Hannah Kearney takes bronze in moguls
Twenty-year-old Sage Kotsenburg of Park City, Utah, marched off with the first gold medal of the 2014 Sochi Olympics in men’s slopestyle on Saturday at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Hannah Kearney took bronze in moguls, a cat tried to sneak his way onto the luge track and Under Armour outfitted speedskaters take the ice in Sochi.
The 2014 Winter Games got off to a shaky start on Friday when one of the five Olympic rings failed to open at the start of the opening ceremony, meaning the symbol could not be illuminated with fireworks as planned.