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Winter Olympics, Day 6

The main events of each day in photos at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Day 6, February 13: The skeleton competition begins, figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko pulls out, and Russia launches its bid to win the Olympic men's ice hockey title with a win over Slovenia.

Eventual gold medalist Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland in action during the women's 10 kilometer classic competition at the Laura Cross Country Center. 
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Eventual gold medalist Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland in action during the women's 10 kilometer classic competition at the Laura Cross Country Center. 

Cross-country skier Farzaneh Rezasoltani of Iran after the women's 10 kilometer classic competition. 
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Cross-country skier Farzaneh Rezasoltani of Iran after the women's 10 kilometer classic competition. 

Nicholas Goepper of the United States in action during the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle final in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
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Nicholas Goepper of the United States in action during the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle final in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

U.S.silver medal winner Gus Kenworthy (center) celebrates with his compatriots, gold medal winner Joss Christensen (right) and bronze medal winner Nicholas Goepper (left), after the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle final.
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U.S.silver medal winner Gus Kenworthy (center) celebrates with his compatriots, gold medal winner Joss Christensen (right) and bronze medal winner Nicholas Goepper (left), after the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle final.

Slovenia's goalkeeper Robert Kristan in action during an ice hockey group match with Russia, who won the game 5-2. 
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Slovenia's goalkeeper Robert Kristan in action during an ice hockey group match with Russia, who won the game 5-2. 

A spectator watches an ice hockey game on a giant television screen in Sochi's Adler district. 
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A spectator watches an ice hockey game on a giant television screen in Sochi's Adler district. 

Games staff enjoy the sun near the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.
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Games staff enjoy the sun near the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

Kazakh skaters Denis Nikisha and Nurbergen Zhumagaziev (left) after the men's 5,000 meters short track speed skating relay semi-final in the Iceberg Skating Palace. 
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Kazakh skaters Denis Nikisha and Nurbergen Zhumagaziev (left) after the men's 5,000 meters short track speed skating relay semi-final in the Iceberg Skating Palace. 

Russia's Yelena Nikitina speeds down the track during the women's skeleton event. She won bronze, coming third behind British gold-medal winner Elizabeth Yarnold.
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Russia's Yelena Nikitina speeds down the track during the women's skeleton event. She won bronze, coming third behind British gold-medal winner Elizabeth Yarnold.

Violinist Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn (Vanessa Mae), who is skiiing for Thailand at the games, poses during a photo shoot near the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.
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Violinist Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn (Vanessa Mae), who is skiiing for Thailand at the games, poses during a photo shoot near the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

Russia's Dmitry Vasilyev during a men's ski jumping training session.
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Russia's Dmitry Vasilyev during a men's ski jumping training session.

China's Zhang Hong (right) and Christine Nesbitt of Canada compete in the women's 1,000 metres speed skating event. Zhan won gold.
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China's Zhang Hong (right) and Christine Nesbitt of Canada compete in the women's 1,000 metres speed skating event. Zhan won gold.

Elise Christie (center) of Great Britain collides with Arianna Fontana (right) of Italy and Park Seung-Hi of Korea in the women's 500 meters short track final. Fontana won gold.
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Elise Christie (center) of Great Britain collides with Arianna Fontana (right) of Italy and Park Seung-Hi of Korea in the women's 500 meters short track final. Fontana won gold.

Russian biathlete Yevgeny Garanichev in action during the men's 20 kilometer individual competition at the Laura Cross Biathlon Center.
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Russian biathlete Yevgeny Garanichev in action during the men's 20 kilometer individual competition at the Laura Cross Biathlon Center.

Gold medal winner Simon Fourcade of France (right) and In-Bok Lee of South Korea in action during the men's 20 kilometer individual competition in the biathlon.
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Gold medal winner Simon Fourcade of France (right) and In-Bok Lee of South Korea in action during the men's 20 kilometer individual competition in the biathlon.

Flower girls look on ahead of the men's figure skating short program at the Iceberg Palace.
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Flower girls look on ahead of the men's figure skating short program at the Iceberg Palace.

Ukraine's Yakov Hodorozha competes during the figure skating men's short program.
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Ukraine's Yakov Hodorozha competes during the figure skating men's short program.

Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko was a late withdrawal from the men's figure skating competition due to a back injury.
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Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko was a late withdrawal from the men's figure skating competition due to a back injury.

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