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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Winter Olympics, Day 4

Published 11 February 2014

The main events of each day in photos at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Day 4, February 11: the women's ski jump makes its Olympic debut, while there are complaints from some athletes and officials about the snowboard and ski courses being dangerous and not well planned. Warm weather also caused problems, leaving the snow mushy and slushy.


An athlete competes in the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.


Canada's eventual gold medalist, Dara Howell, competes in the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle final.


U.S. star snowboarder Shaun White jumps near a picture of himself during the men's snowboard halfpipe qualification round.


Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla races in the final round of the women's cross-country freestyle skiing sprint, Falla won gold.


Norway's Ola Vigen Hattestad (2nd right) and Sweden's Teodor Peterson (right) and Emil Joensson (3rd right) compete in the men's cross-country sprint final.


Norways Ola Vigen Hattestad celebrates after winning the men's cross-country sprint final.


Belarus's Yuri Danilochkin speeds along the course in the men's alpine skiing downhill race.


U.S. skier Ted Ligety takes part in a men's alpine skiing training session at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.


Lauren Cholewinski of the United States leads Kazakhstan's Yekaterina Aydova during the women's 500 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena.


South Korea's Lee Sang-hwa skates during the women's 500 metres speed skating race. She won the gold medal.


Russia's Olga Fatkulina competes in race two of the women's 500 meters speed skating event. Fatkulina won silver.


Russia'san curlers Alexandra Saitova (left) and Ekaterina Galkina (right) sweep furiously ahead of teammate Margarita Fomina during their women's curling round robin game against the United States. 


Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina (left) and Olga Vilukhina of Russia compete during the women's 10 kilometer pursuit competition at the Laura Cross Country Center.


Darya Domracheva of Belarus reacts after winning the gold medal during the women's 10 kilometer pursuit.


Canada's Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers compete during the figure skating pairs short program.


Tatyana Burina (left) of Russia celebrates her goal against Japan during the first period of their women's ice hockey game.


Japan's Sara Takanashi soars through the air during her trial jump in the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event.


U.S. Sarah Hendrickson in mid-flight during the first round of the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event.


Russia's Tatyana Ivanova comes to a stop after completing the final run during the women's singles luge event in the Sanki Sliding Center.


Gold medal winner Natalie Geisenberger of Germany competes during the women's luge singles.