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Winter Olympics, Day 11

The main events of the day in photos from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Day 11, February 18: Russian Nikolai Olyunin won silver in the snowboard men's cross, Slovenian Tina Maze won the ladies' giant slalom, Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen won gold in the men's mass-start biathlon, and the Dutch filled the podium in men's speed skating.

Snowboarders from left: Nikolai Olyunin of Russia, Lucas Eguibar Breton of Spain, Trevor Jacob and Alex Deibold of the United States, and Kevin Hill of Canada during the semifinal round of the men’s snowboard cross. (RIA Novosti/Mikhail Mokrushin)
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Snowboarders from left: Nikolai Olyunin of Russia, Lucas Eguibar Breton of Spain, Trevor Jacob and Alex Deibold of the United States, and Kevin Hill of Canada during the semifinal round of the men’s snowboard cross. (RIA Novosti/Mikhail Mokrushin)

Austria's Hanno Douschan competes in the quarterfinals in the men's snowboard cross. (epa/Vassil Donev)
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Austria's Hanno Douschan competes in the quarterfinals in the men's snowboard cross. (epa/Vassil Donev)

France's Pierre Vaultier and Russia's Nikolai Olyunin during the final round of the men’s snowboard cross. Vaultier won the gold medal, Olyunin the silver. (RIA Novosti/Ramil Sitdikov)
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France's Pierre Vaultier and Russia's Nikolai Olyunin during the final round of the men’s snowboard cross. Vaultier won the gold medal, Olyunin the silver. (RIA Novosti/Ramil Sitdikov)

Canada's Charles Hamelin falls in the eighth heat of the men's 500-meter short-track event. (epa/Barbara Walton)
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Canada's Charles Hamelin falls in the eighth heat of the men's 500-meter short-track event. (epa/Barbara Walton)

Park Seung-hi of South Korea in action during the women's 1000-meter heats of the short-track events. (epa/Barbara Walton)
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Park Seung-hi of South Korea in action during the women's 1000-meter heats of the short-track events. (epa/Barbara Walton)

Eventual gold-medalist Austrian Anna Fenninger competes in the women's alpine-skiing giant slalom. (AFP/Olivier Morin)
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Eventual gold-medalist Austrian Anna Fenninger competes in the women's alpine-skiing giant slalom. (AFP/Olivier Morin)

Course slippers clear fresh snow from the track before the second run of the women's alpine-skiing giant slalom event. (Reuters/Dominic Ebenbichler)
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Course slippers clear fresh snow from the track before the second run of the women's alpine-skiing giant slalom event. (Reuters/Dominic Ebenbichler)

Slovenia's Tina Maze reacts area after winning the women's alpine-skiing giant slalom event. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)
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Slovenia's Tina Maze reacts area after winning the women's alpine-skiing giant slalom event. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen competes in the men's biathlon 15-kilometer mass start. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen competes in the men's biathlon 15-kilometer mass start. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen competes at the range in the third shoot in the men's biathlon 15-kilometer mass start. Svendsen won the gold medal. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)
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Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen competes at the range in the third shoot in the men's biathlon 15-kilometer mass start. Svendsen won the gold medal. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

The Czech Republic's Ondrej Moravec celebrates after crossing the finish line for the bronze medal in the men's 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)
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The Czech Republic's Ondrej Moravec celebrates after crossing the finish line for the bronze medal in the men's 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

A spectator faces dark clouds next to empty seats in the bleachers before the trial round of the large-hill ski-jumping portion of the nordic combined individual Gundersen 10-kilometer event. (Reuters/Michael Dalder)
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A spectator faces dark clouds next to empty seats in the bleachers before the trial round of the large-hill ski-jumping portion of the nordic combined individual Gundersen 10-kilometer event. (Reuters/Michael Dalder)

South Korea's Cho Ha-ri (center) competes in the women's short-track 3000-meter relay final. The South Korean team won the gold. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)
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South Korea's Cho Ha-ri (center) competes in the women's short-track 3000-meter relay final. The South Korean team won the gold. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

Second-placed team Canada's Valerie Maltais (left) and Marie-Eve Drolet laugh after the women's 3,000-meter short-track speed-skating relay final, won by South Korea. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
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Second-placed team Canada's Valerie Maltais (left) and Marie-Eve Drolet laugh after the women's 3,000-meter short-track speed-skating relay final, won by South Korea. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

Silver-medalist Sven Kramer of the Netherlands in action during the men's 10,000-meter speed-skating, in which his compatriots Jorrit Bergsma and Bob de Jong won the gold and bronze medals. (epa/Hannibal Hanschke)
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Silver-medalist Sven Kramer of the Netherlands in action during the men's 10,000-meter speed-skating, in which his compatriots Jorrit Bergsma and Bob de Jong won the gold and bronze medals. (epa/Hannibal Hanschke)

Norway's Joergen Graabak in action during the nordic combined individual LH/10-kilometer ski jumping competition. Graabak won the gold medal. (epa/Valdrin Xhemaj)
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Norway's Joergen Graabak in action during the nordic combined individual LH/10-kilometer ski jumping competition. Graabak won the gold medal. (epa/Valdrin Xhemaj)

James Machon of Great Britain in action during the men's freestyle-skiing halfpipe qualification. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)
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James Machon of Great Britain in action during the men's freestyle-skiing halfpipe qualification. (epa/Sergei Ilnitsky)

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