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Winter Olympics, Day 8

The main events of the day in photos from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Day 8, February 15: The United States tops Russia in men's hockey group play, Austria takes gold in the women's Super G, and China wins a speed skating competition.

Russia's Victor An and Vladimir Grigorev celebrate after placing first and second respectively in men's 1000m at the short track events. (EPA/Hannibal Hanshke)
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Russia's Victor An and Vladimir Grigorev celebrate after placing first and second respectively in men's 1000m at the short track events. (EPA/Hannibal Hanshke)

Austria's Anna Fenninger skis during the women's alpine skiing Super G competition. She went on to win the gold medal. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler)
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Austria's Anna Fenninger skis during the women's alpine skiing Super G competition. She went on to win the gold medal. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler)

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch reacts in the finish area during the women's alpine skiing Super G competition. She won the silver medal. (REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger)
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Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch reacts in the finish area during the women's alpine skiing Super G competition. She won the silver medal. (REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger)

Switzerland's Dominique Gisin lies on the snow after falling during the women's alpine skiing Super-G. (AFP/Javier Soriano)
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Switzerland's Dominique Gisin lies on the snow after falling during the women's alpine skiing Super-G. (AFP/Javier Soriano)

Germany's Nicole Fessel of Germany prepares for women's cross-country 4 x 5km relay competition. (EPA/Filip Singer)
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Germany's Nicole Fessel of Germany prepares for women's cross-country 4 x 5km relay competition. (EPA/Filip Singer)

Sweden's Emma Wiken, in front, and Finland's Aino-Kaisa Saarinen compete in the women's cross-country skiing 4x5km relay. (AFP/Kirril Kudryavtsev)
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Sweden's Emma Wiken, in front, and Finland's Aino-Kaisa Saarinen compete in the women's cross-country skiing 4x5km relay. (AFP/Kirril Kudryavtsev)

(From left) Austria's Katerina Smutna, Poland's Kornelia Kubinska and France's Aurore Jean compete in the women's cross-country skiing 4x5km relay. (AFP/Kirril Kudryavtsev)
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(From left) Austria's Katerina Smutna, Poland's Kornelia Kubinska and France's Aurore Jean compete in the women's cross-country skiing 4x5km relay. (AFP/Kirril Kudryavtsev)

Finland's Anne Kylloenen (center) Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (left) and Kerttu Niskanen of Finland react at the finish line during the women's cross-country 4 x 5km relay competition. Finland won silver. (EPA/Filip Singer)
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Finland's Anne Kylloenen (center) Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (left) and Kerttu Niskanen of Finland react at the finish line during the women's cross-country 4 x 5km relay competition. Finland won silver. (EPA/Filip Singer)

Sweden's relay team, Ida Ingemarsdotter, Emma Wiken, Anna Haag, and Charlotte Kalla, celebrate during the flower ceremony for the women's cross-country 4 x 5km relay event. The Swedish team won gold. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Sweden's relay team, Ida Ingemarsdotter, Emma Wiken, Anna Haag, and Charlotte Kalla, celebrate during the flower ceremony for the women's cross-country 4 x 5km relay event. The Swedish team won gold. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)

Slovenia's players celebrate at the end of the men's Ice Hockey Group A match after defeating Slovakia by a score of 3:1. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)
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Slovenia's players celebrate at the end of the men's Ice Hockey Group A match after defeating Slovakia by a score of 3:1. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

Phoebe Stanz of Switzerland celebrates after scoring against Russia during the women's quarterfinal match. (EPA/Srdjan Suki)
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Phoebe Stanz of Switzerland celebrates after scoring against Russia during the women's quarterfinal match. (EPA/Srdjan Suki)

South Korea's Kim Alang (right) falls as she competes in the women's short track 1500m final. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)
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South Korea's Kim Alang (right) falls as she competes in the women's short track 1500m final. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

China's Zhou Yang celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's short track 1.500m final.
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China's Zhou Yang celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's short track 1.500m final.

Russian hockey fans support their team during a group stage match between the U.S.A. and Russia. (RIA Novosti/Alexander Vilf)
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Russian hockey fans support their team during a group stage match between the U.S.A. and Russia. (RIA Novosti/Alexander Vilf)

U.S. player Cam Fowler scores against Russia's goalkeeper, Sergei Bobrovski, during the Men's Ice Hockey Group A match. The United States beat Russia 3:2
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U.S. player Cam Fowler scores against Russia's goalkeeper, Sergei Bobrovski, during the Men's Ice Hockey Group A match. The United States beat Russia 3:2

U.S. player T.J. Oshie (left) celebrates with teammates Ryan Callahan (center) and Paul Stastny (right) after scoring to win the game in a shootout against Russia during the Men's Preliminary Round Group A match.
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U.S. player T.J. Oshie (left) celebrates with teammates Ryan Callahan (center) and Paul Stastny (right) after scoring to win the game in a shootout against Russia during the Men's Preliminary Round Group A match.

Poland's Zbigniew Brodka skates to a first place finish during the men's 1500m speed skating race. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)
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Poland's Zbigniew Brodka skates to a first place finish during the men's 1500m speed skating race. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)

Switzerland's two-woman bobsleigh steered by Fabienne Meyer takes a practice run during a training session at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor. (AFP/ Lionel Bonaventure)
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Switzerland's two-woman bobsleigh steered by Fabienne Meyer takes a practice run during a training session at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor. (AFP/ Lionel Bonaventure)

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