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Winter Olympics, Day 9

Photos of the main events of the day from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. On Day 9, February 16, Norway celebrated alpine skiing wins, the U.S. hockey team moved on to the quarterfinals, and Russian ice dancers performed at the Iceberg Palace.

U.S. skier Andrew Weibrecht in action during the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition. Weinbrecht won silver. (epa/Justin Lane)
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U.S. skier Andrew Weibrecht in action during the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition. Weinbrecht won silver. (epa/Justin Lane)

U.S. skier Bode Miller (left) and his wife Morgan Beck cry in the mixed zone after finishing in the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)
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U.S. skier Bode Miller (left) and his wife Morgan Beck cry in the mixed zone after finishing in the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)

Norway's Kjetil Jansrud (left) celebrates on the podium as Canada's Jan Hudec (center) and Bode Miller, both with a joint third-place finish, look on after the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
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Norway's Kjetil Jansrud (left) celebrates on the podium as Canada's Jan Hudec (center) and Bode Miller, both with a joint third-place finish, look on after the men's alpine skiing Super-G competition. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

(From right) Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic, Chloe Trespeuch of France, Nelly Moenne Loccoz of France, Faye Gulini of the United States, and Simona Weiler of Switzerland compete in the women's snowboard cross semifinal. Samkova won all rounds and gold in final. (epa/Vassil Donev)
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(From right) Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic, Chloe Trespeuch of France, Nelly Moenne Loccoz of France, Faye Gulini of the United States, and Simona Weiler of Switzerland compete in the women's snowboard cross semifinal. Samkova won all rounds and gold in final. (epa/Vassil Donev)

Michela Moioli of Italy (in black) collides with Alexandra Jekova of Bulgaria (in yellow) in front of Chloe Trespeuch of France (white) and Faye Gulini of the United States (blue) during the women's snowboard cross final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. (EPA/Sergei Ilnitsky)
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Michela Moioli of Italy (in black) collides with Alexandra Jekova of Bulgaria (in yellow) in front of Chloe Trespeuch of France (white) and Faye Gulini of the United States (blue) during the women's snowboard cross final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. (EPA/Sergei Ilnitsky)

Goalie Ryan Miller of United States blocks the puck against Slovenia in the first period during their ice-hockey match. (epa/Larry W. Smith)
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Goalie Ryan Miller of United States blocks the puck against Slovenia in the first period during their ice-hockey match. (epa/Larry W. Smith)

Russian goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov (second from left) plays against Slovakia's Milan Bartovic (second from right) in an ice hockey match. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)
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Russian goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov (second from left) plays against Slovakia's Milan Bartovic (second from right) in an ice hockey match. (epa/Anatoly Maltsev)

Austria's Manuel Latusa (front) vies with Norway's Morten Ask in an ice hockey match. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)
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Austria's Manuel Latusa (front) vies with Norway's Morten Ask in an ice hockey match. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

France's Maurice Manificat and Sweden's Daniel Richardsson (right) ski past melting snow during the men's cross-country 4 x 10-kilometer relay event. The Swedish team won the gold. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
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France's Maurice Manificat and Sweden's Daniel Richardsson (right) ski past melting snow during the men's cross-country 4 x 10-kilometer relay event. The Swedish team won the gold. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

Russia's Maksim Vylegzhanin (top) crosses the finish line as his teammates celebrate during the men's relay 4x10-kilometer cross-country event. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
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Russia's Maksim Vylegzhanin (top) crosses the finish line as his teammates celebrate during the men's relay 4x10-kilometer cross-country event. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

Jorien ter Mors of the Netherlands skates to a first-place finish in the women's 1,500-meter speed-skating race at the Adler Arena. Ter Mors set an Olympic medal and won gold. (Reuters/Issei Kato)
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Jorien ter Mors of the Netherlands skates to a first-place finish in the women's 1,500-meter speed-skating race at the Adler Arena. Ter Mors set an Olympic medal and won gold. (Reuters/Issei Kato)

Kazakhstan's Yekaterina Aydova gestures after competing in the women's 1,500-meter speed-skating race at the Adler Arena. (Reuters/Issei Kato)
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Kazakhstan's Yekaterina Aydova gestures after competing in the women's 1,500-meter speed-skating race at the Adler Arena. (Reuters/Issei Kato)

A Russian two-woman bobsleigh steered by Nadezhda Sergeyeva takes a practice run during a training session at the Sanki Sliding Center. (AFP/Lionel Bonaventure)
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A Russian two-woman bobsleigh steered by Nadezhda Sergeyeva takes a practice run during a training session at the Sanki Sliding Center. (AFP/Lionel Bonaventure)

The track of Sanki Sliding Center (epa/Tobias Hase)
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The track of Sanki Sliding Center (epa/Tobias Hase)

Viktoria Sinitsina and Ruslan Zhiganshin of Russia perform the short dance of the figure-skating event. (epa/How Hwee Young)
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Viktoria Sinitsina and Ruslan Zhiganshin of Russia perform the short dance of the figure-skating event. (epa/How Hwee Young)

Austria's Dominik Landertinger stands at the shooting range in heavy fog prior to the biathlon men's 15-kilometer competition mass start. (epa/Michael Kappeler)
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Austria's Dominik Landertinger stands at the shooting range in heavy fog prior to the biathlon men's 15-kilometer competition mass start. (epa/Michael Kappeler)

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