It appears the Russians have a sense of humor: During the closing ceremony, five rings were shown rather than the proper six, a reference to a brief malfunction during the opening ceremony.
2014 Winter Olympics scenes
The Sochi Olympic Games wound to a close Sunday night. Check out scenes from the closing ceremony, the men’s hockey final, and the rest of the action in Russia.
It appears the Russians have a sense of humor: During the closing ceremony, five rings were shown rather than the proper six, a reference to a brief malfunction during the opening ceremony.
Opera singer Anna Netrebko performed on a gondola.
Olympic mascots the Hare, the Polar Bear and the Leopard perform during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics closing ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium.
Hockey player Julie Chu was the flag bearer for the United States.
The national flag of South Korea, the host country of the next Olympics, was raised next to the flagss of Russia and Greece.
Canada's players huddle as they celebrate defeating Sweden in their men's ice hockey gold medal game Sunday.
Bruins coach Claude Julien (back 2nd from left) won gold as an assistant with the Canadien team.
Canada's Sidney Crosby scored on a breakaway past Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist (C) as Sweden's Loui Eriksson looks on during the second period of Canada’s 3-0 win in the gold medal game.
Team Canada won the gold medal in the Olympics hockey tournament, beating Sweden, 3-0, in the final game.
Canadian hockey fans displayed a sign.
Competitors in the men’s 50k cross-country race.
Canada goalie Carey Price made 24 saves in the gold medal game.
Jonathan Toews gave Canada a 1-0 lead in the first period of the gold medal hockey game when he shot past Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist.
The USA-1 four-man bobsled team – (from left) pilot Steven Holcomb, pushman Curtis Tomasevicz, pushman Steven Langton and brakeman Christopher Fogt– scored a bronze medal on the final day of the games.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (right) delivered a shutout as Finland defeated the United States, 5-0, in the bronze-medal game.
American skiing prodigy Mikaela Shiffrin, just 18 years old, took down the field in the opening run of the women's slalom, posting a time of 52.62 seconds, .49 faster than three-time gold medalist Maria Hofl-Riesch. She won gold in the event.
Bruins and Swedish forward Loui Eriksson celebrates with Nicklas Backstrom after his second period goal tied the Swedes game with Finland 1-1. Erik Karlsson scored later in the period to give Sweden a 2-1 lead, which they would hold onto for the win to send Sweden to the gold medal game against the winner of US-Canada.
Amidst all of the turmoil in Kiev, the people of Ukraine had something to smile about on Friday, as their women's biathlon team took the gold medal in the biathlon relay on the third to last day of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Russia took the silver medal, while Norway won the bronze.
Canada's vice Ryan Fry delivers a shot during their men's curling gold medal game against Great Britain. Canada commanded the entire contest, winning the game and capturing the gold medal.
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova won the gold medal in figure skating after a stellar free skating program Thursday Feb. 20, 2014.
Team Canada players posde with their gold medals during the presentation ceremony after Canada defeated Team USA in overtime, 3-2, in the women's ice hockey final.
Gold medalist Maddie Bowman of the United States got some big air during the women's ski halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
US figure skater Ashley Wagner performs in the free skate Thursday Feb. 20, 2014. Wagner finished seventh overall.
Team USA's Gracie Gold was edged out of a medal in women's figure skating, finishing fourth overall after her free skate program on Thursday Feb. 20, 2014.
United States figure skater Polina Edmundsfinished ninth overall in her first Olympics after her free skate.
Russian forward Alexander Ovechkin was greeted by Bruins and Finland goaltender Tuukka Rask after Finland won their men's quarterfinal ice hockey game, 3-1. The loss put the home country out of the tournament.
James van Riemsdyk and the United States men’s hockey team had no trouble in their quartfinal match against the Czech Republic, coming away with a 5-2 victory.
Canada's Shea Weber bailed out his teammates and his country with his game-winning goal against Latvia in the third period.
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova performed in the women's figure skating short program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The US's Ashley Wagner performed in the women's figure skating short program.
France's Mae Berenice Meite performs in the women's figure skating short program.
Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia contorts her body while competing in the women's figure skating short program.
Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia fell during her performance in the women's figure skating short program.
Women's bobsled silver medal winner Lauryn Williams held the United State's flag after her competition concluded.
Canada's Kaillie Humphries poked her head between the silver medallists from the USA after she and Heather Moyse won the gold medal in women's bobsled at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
Gold medal winners from Canada, Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, poke their heads under the flag as silver medal winners from the United States Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams, and bronze medal winners from the United States Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans pose for pictures after the women's bobsled competition.
American Ted Ligety won the men's giant slalom Wednesday and draped himself in an American flag afterward. After a slow start on the slopes, the Americans fared better in the alpine events later in the week.
Ted Ligety dominated the Giant Slalom after failing to medal earlier in the Games. The gold was Ligety’s second in his career, his first coming in the combined event in the 2006 Turin Olympics.
Bruin Loui Eriksson #21 of Sweden had one goal, shown here, and added an assist in Sweden’s 5-0 win over Slovenia. Sweden advanced to the semifinals of the hockey tournament.
In the first ever skiing halfpipe competiton at the Olympics, American David Wise was all alone at the end, winning the gold medal with a score of 92.00, which he scored on his first run. Canada's Mike Riddle won the siler with a score of 90.60, while France's Kevin Rolland took the bronze with an 88.60.
It was a sprint to the finish and took photos to confirm the winner, but Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway crossed the line to win gold ahead of Martin Fourcade of France in the Men's 15 km Mass Start, with Fourcade lunging with one ski out at the end to try and grab the gold, collapsing after his attempt.
American Alex Deibold soaks it all in after coming in third place in the men's snowboard cross final, winning the bronze medal. The former US wax technician had to wait an extra day, as the original competition was pushed back due to fog, but now the 27-year-old can enjoy his new title: Olympic medalist.
28-year-old Jorrit Bergsma of the Netherlands put on one of the greatest showings in history in Olympic speed skating, setting an Olympic record in the 10,000m with a time of 12:44.45, going on to upset world record holder and favorite Sven Kramer. Kramer was looking for redemption when he, after easily on his way to gold in 2010, was disqualified due to a lane changing violation, causing an uproar in the Netherlands.
The Russians hoped not to have to play in the elimination round of the men's hockey tournament, but they played a solid game and beat Norway 4-0. Russia will play fourth seeded Finland in the quarterfinals, with that game's winner playing either Sweden or Slovenia in the semifinals.
Slovenia goalie Robert Kristan and his teammates celebrate after defeating Austria in their men's ice hockey playoff game 4-0. Slovenia will play Sweden in the quarterfinals on Feb. 19.
Silver medalist Martin Fourcade of France, gold medalist Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway, and bronze medalist Ondrej Moravec of the Czech Republic celebrate at the Men's Biathlon 15 km Mass Start on Tuesday morning.
Austria's silver medalist Anna Fenninger, Slovania's gold medalist Tina Maze and Germany's bronze medalist Viktoria Rebensburg pose on the podium after the women's giant slalom on Day 11 of the Winter Games. American Mikaela Shiffin had a solid Olympic debut, coming in fifth place, just .23 seconds off the medal stand.
Charlie White cannot believe it as he and Meryl Davis were named 2014 Olympic gold medal winners in ice dance. Their total score of 195.52 bested defending gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, who scored a 190.99 to take silver.
The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Steven Holcomb and brakeman Steven Langton, celebrate their bronze medal win after the men's two-man bobsled competition on Day 10 of the Winter Olympics.
Silver medalist David Morris of Australia, gold medalist Anton Kushnir of Belarus, and bronze medalist Jia Zongyang of China celebrate on the podium after the men's freestyle skiing aerials finals on Day 10 of the Winter Olympics.
Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton celebrate with their teammates at the end of their final run that won them the first US medal in two-man bobsledding since 1952. The pair took bronze behind gold medalists Russia and silver medalists Switzerland.
American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White knew they would need an absolutely flawless performance after defending gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada skated a perfect free program, but the Americans would not be denied.
Belarus' Darya Domracheva celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's biathlon 12.5k mass-start. The Czech Republic's Gabriela Soukalova took the silver medal and Norway's Tiril Eckoff won bronze.
Sibling ice dancers Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani dazzled the crowd with their free skate to a Michael Jackson medley during Day 10 of the Winter Games. This program wowed the crowd during the US Figure Skating Championships in Boston, where they took the bronze medal.
Team USA players salute the fans after winning their women's ice hockey semi-final game against Sweden on Day 10. The Americans will play the winner of the Canada-Switzerland semi-final game in the gold medal game on Feb. 20.
The US women's hockey team came out firing in their semifinal matchup with Sweden. Here, Monique Lamoureux celebrates her second period goal that gave the US a 4-0 lead at the time, and a late goa by Megan Bozak would give the US a 5-0 lead into the third period.
There wasn't much to see at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Monday, as a deep fog led to the postponement of the snowboard cross finals.
USA forward Phil Kessel took the puck away from Slovenia's Ziga Jeglic during the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena Sunday, Kessel scored a hat trick as the US beat Slovenia, 5-1.
Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White couldn't believe their performance in the ice dance short program. The six-time US champions and two-time world champions scored a record 78.89 in the short dance and led heading into Monday's free dance to decide the medals.
An emotional Jorien ter Mors of the Netherlands, right, is hugged by team member Renate Groenwold after she won gold for the women's 1,500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.
David Wise of the United States gets air during men's freestyle skiing half pipe training at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park Sunday.
Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States crashed in the women's snowboard cross semifinal as Canada's Dominique Maltais tried to avoid her.
Men's super-G gold medal winner Norway's Kjetil Jansrud celebrated on the podium during a flower ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday.
Czech Republic's Eva Samkova, left, celebrated after taking the gold medal in the women's snowboard cross final, ahead of silver medalist Dominique Maltais of Canada, right, at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
USA forward T.J. Oshie shot against Russia goaltender Sergei Bobrovski in during overtime of a men's ice hockey game giving the Americans the 3-2 win in the most anticipated game of these Winter Olympics.
Sweden's women's 4x5K cross-country relay team Ida Ingemarsdotter, Emma Wiken, Anna Haag and Charlotte Kalla, from right, celebrated winning the gold after the women's cross-country relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday.
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu, 19, performed in the Men's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics winning gold.
Canada's Charles Hamelin and Eduardo Alvarez of the U.S. fell during the men's 1,000 metres short track speed skating quarter-finals race on Saturday. The Americans had not been happy with their skating suits, but didn’t have improved results after switching gear.
Russia's Alexander Tretiakov posed with his national flag after winning the men's skeleton event on Saturday.
American Noelle Pikus-Pace is overjoyed as she won the silver medal in the women's skeleton on Day 7 of the Winter Games. Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold won gold, while Russia's Elena Nikitina took bronze. Pikus-Pace's teammate Katie Uhlaender missed out on the podium by .04 seconds.
Switzerland's gold medal winner Dario Cologna is flanked by Sweden's silver medal winner Johan Olsson, left, and Sweden's bronze medal winner Daniel Richardsson. Cologna blew away the field en route to his gold medal, winning by over 28 seconds.
Amercian skater Jeremy Abbott, who had a bad fall in the short program, ended his Olympic career on a high note, scoring a personal best of 160.12 points in the free skate to total 232.70 points for the Games.
After a hard fought and scoreless 52 minutes, Sweden's Daniel Alfredsson finally solved Swiss goaltender Reto Berra and gave the Swedes just enough to win 1-0. Here he celebrates his goal with teammates Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Patrik Berglund.
Ivica Kostelic of Croatia (silver), Sandro Viletta of Switzerland (gold) and Christof Innerhofer of Italy (bronze) pose after the conclusion of the men's super-combined. Just like in downhill, the Americans were shut out of the podium, as Bode Miller finished 6th, Jared Goldberg finished 11th, and Ted Ligety finished 12th.
Jaromir Jagr was all smiles while shaking hands with Sandis Ozolins of Latvia after the Czech Republic's 4-2 win. The former Bruin scored his second goal of the Olympics in the contest.
Bruins center David Krejci helped get the Czech Republic on the board in their matchup against Latvia, as he fed a pass to Martin Erat, who then put the Czechs up 1-0 in the first period. Ales Hemsky also assisted on Erat's goal.
Finland's Jarkko Immonen congratulated Finnish goaltender and Bruins star Tuukka Rask after Finland beat Austria, 8-4 in a men's ice hockey game Thursday.
Rask had plenty of support from his teammates but struggled in first Olympic game, giving up four goals on 20 shots.
The American men swept the men's ski slopestyle medals Thursday. From left, Gus Kenworthy (silver), Joss Christensen (gold), and Nicholas Goepper (bronze) represent the most successful US medal haul in an event at the games to date.
American Joss Christensen gets big air during his gold medal-winning run.
Joss Christensen finishes an exuberant run knowing he did well.
Nicholas Goepper, who took the bronze, is shown doing a trick during his slopestyle run.
The men’s hockey tournament began Thursday. Ilya Kovalchuk of Russia handled the puck against Klemen Pretnar of Slovenia during a Group A match.
Slovenia's goalie Robert Kristan reacted in the net after a goal scored by Russia's Valeri Nichushkin. Russia held off Slovenia, 5-2.
Another Bruin in action Thursday was Canada’s Patrice Bergeron. Here, Bergeron celebrated teammate Jamie Benn’s goal against Norway. Bergeron had two assists in the game.
People walk during sunset along the Bolshoy Ice Dome, one of the two ice hockey venues for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
USA hockey goalkeeper Jonathan Quick defended against Slovakia players Marian Hossa (Left) and Michal Handzus (center) during the Men's Preliminary Round Group A match between Slovakia and the United States.
Boston Bruin Zdeno Chara controlled the puck for Slovakia.
Slovakia's Zdeno Chara (33) congratulated teammate Tomas Tatar after his goal against Team USA.
The United States celebrated winning, 7-1, against Slovakia.
Evgeni Plushenko of Russia left the ice after pulling out of the men's short program figure skating competition due to illness.
Evgeni Plushenko waved goodbye to Russian fans.
Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu made history in the men’s short program Thursday, becoming the first figure skater to break the 100-point mark.
Yuzuru Hanyu and coach Yoshiko Kobayashi had a priceless reaction after hearing Hanyu’s score.
Boston skaters Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir compete in the free skate of pairs skating. The pair was in ninth palce after the short program of pairs skating, and they scored 120.88 points with their free skate to total 187.82 in these Olympic Games.
Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser celebrates her goal with teammates on a controversial call when it appeared the whistle blew before the puck crossed the net. The goal would count and Canda would go on to win 3-2 over the US.
Hilary Knight (#21) and Kelli Stack (#16) of the United States celebrate after Knight scores against Canada to make it 1-0 US heading into the 3d period on their game on Day 5 of the Winter Games.
Tobias Arlt andTobias Wendl of Germany celebrate after winning the gold medal during the Men's Luge Doubles on Day 5 of the Winter Olympics. Germany continued their luge dominance after Felix Loch won in men's singles and Natalie Geisenberger won in women's singles.
Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands was jumping for joy after winning the gold medal in the 1,000m speed skate on Day 5 of the Winter Olympics. Denny Morrison of Canada won the silver medal and Michel Mulder of the Netherlands won the bronze.
The scoreboard at Rosa Khutor shows the historic moment that took place on Day 5, as Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland finished with the exact same time in downhill, and for the first time in Olympic history alpine skiing will have two gold medal winners in the same event.
Switzerland's Dominique Gisin and Slovenia's Tina Maze celebrate together after the two tied for the gold medal in the women's downhill. Switzerland's Lara Gut finished third and won the bronze, as no silver medal was awarded due to the gold medal tie.
Erin Hamlin of the United States waves her country's flag after finishing her final run to win the bronze medal in women's singles luge on Day 4. Hamlin became the first American ever to win an Olympic medal in singles luge.
Shaun White of the US crashes during the men's snowboard halfpipe final event on Day 4. White finished with a score of 90.25, failing to win a medal. White was hoping to make it a three-peat after winning gold in 2006 and 2010.
Shaun White can't believe what happened after he crashed in the final of the men's halfpipe. White not only failed to win a third straight gold medal, he failed to win any medal at all.
Carina Vogt of Germany wins the first ever gold medal awarded in women's ski jumping, as Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria wins the silver medal and Coline Mattel of France wins the bronze.
Pairs skaters Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of the US are ecstatic after finding out that they just scored 67.44 points for their short program. The score was a career-high for their short program at international competitions.
Second-placed Devin Logan of the U.S. (L), Canada's winner Dara Howell (C) and Canada's third-placed Kim Lamarre celebrate during the flower ceremony after the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle finals on Day 4 of the Winter Olympics.
Devin Logan flies high in the mountains on her way to a silver medal in Freestyle Skiing Women's Ski Slopestyle Finals on Day 4. The Olympic rookie won the first silver medal for the US at these Winter Games.
Silver medalist Norway's Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg and gold medalist Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla celebrate after the Women's Cross-Country Skiing Individual Sprint Free Final on Day 4 of the Winter Olympics.
Gold winner Norway's Ola Vigen Hattestad looks on as bronze winner Sweden's Emil Joensson is given help at the finish line of the Men's Cross-Country Skiing Individual Sprint Free Final.
Gold medallist South Korea's Lee Sang-Hwa is in disbelief after setting a new Olympic record for the women's 500-meter speedskating on Day 4 of the Winter Games. Russia's Olga Fatukulina took silver in the event, while Margot Boer of the Netherlands won bronze.
USA alpine skier Julia Mancuso celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the women's super-combined on Day 3 of the Winter Olympics. Mancuso, who won her fourth Olympic medal, finished just .10 seconds ahead of Slovenia's Tina Maze, who is the defending world championship gold medalist in the super G and silver medalist in the giant slalom and super combined.
Silver medalist Nicole Hosp of Austria, gold medalist Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, and bronze medlaist Julia Mancuso of the US stand together on the podium after the women's super combined final.
Netherlands' Sjinkie Knegt and South Korea's Park Se Yeong go down in the Final B in the Men's Short Track 1,500m. Major falls have played a rol in past Olympics, most notably in the 1,000m final in 2002, when Apolo Ohno, Mathieu Turcotte of Canada, and Ahn Hyun-Soo of South Korea crashed 10 yards before the finish line, allowing last-place Australian Steven Bradbuy to cross the line and win gold.
Men's short track 1,500m medalists Han Tianyu of China, Charles Hamelin of Canada, and Viktor Ahn of Russia pose together after the 1,500m final on Day 3 of the Winter Olympics. American J.R. Celski finished in fourth witha time of 2:15.624, less than .60 away from the medal stand.
Monique Lamoureux celebrates after scoring against Switzerland in the US's 9-0 win on Monday. Lamoureux had two goals and her sister, Jocelyne, recorded two assists in the contest to help the US improve to 2-0 in the Olympics.
It was a Dutch sweep in the men's 500m speed skate on Day 3 of the Winter Olympics, as Michel Mulder, Jan Smeekens, and Ronald Mulder of the Netherlands took gold, silver, and bronze, respectively, continuing the Dutch dominace of the sport.
Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados makes a save against Finland on Day 3 of the Winter Olympics. Szabados made 14 saves en route to Canada's 3-0 shutout of Finland. Canada will face the United States in the next contest.
Alex Bilodeau of Canada can't believe it as he just won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in men's moguls on Day 3 of the Winter Olympics. Fellow Canadian Mikael Kingsbury won the silver medal and Russia's Alexandr Smyshlyaev took bronze.
American Bode Miller has a record five career Alpine Olympic medals but couldn’t earn his sixth on the downhill course in Sochi. Miller’s 8th-place finish was one of the big stories of Day 2 of the Winter Olympics.
The three medalists in the men’s downhill event took the podium: Gold medalist Matthias Mayer of Austria, silver medalist Christof Innerhofer (left) of Italy, and bronze winner Kjetil Jansrud of Norway won Olympic medals on Day 2 of the Winter Olympics.
Felix Loch of Germany celebrates winning the gold medal during the Men's Luge Singles on Day 2 of the Winter Olympics. Russia's Albert Demchenko took silver in the contest, while Italy's Armin Zoeggeler took bronze.
Jamie Anderson of the United States stood at the top of the podium after winning the gold medal in the snowboarding slopestyle competition, completing an Olympic sweep of the first ever slopestyle golds along with teammate Sage Kostenburg.
When the judges awarded figure skater Ashley Wagner a 32.16 technical score and a 30.94 component score for the short program, the American was visibly upset. She did keep the U.S. team in contention with a fourth place finish on Day 1 of the Winter Olympics.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States, flanked by their coach and teammates Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, and Marissa Castelli, waited in the results area after competing in the team free ice dance figure skating competition on Day 2 of the Winter Olympics.
The U.S. team pose on the podium during the flower ceremony after winning the bronze medal in the team figure skating competition on Day 2 of the Winter Olympics. From left to right are US skaters Marissa Castelli, Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Jeremy Abbott, Jason Brown, and Simon Shnapir.
New Hampsire native Hannah Kearney saw her Olympic career come to a close with a bronze medal on the moguls unable to repeat her first place performance from Vancouver. Edging her out were Canadian sisters Justine Dufour-Lapointe (gold) and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (silver).
Norway skip Thomas Ulsrud, wearing rose-painting knickers and a patterned flat cap, delivered the stone during curling training. The Norwegians shot to global fame during the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 with their excentric uniforms. In Sochi they donned crazy pants with what they described as “rose-painting knickers” — knee-length pants — complete with soccer socks of the Norwegian national team. To top it all off, they donned flat caps, also known as “sixpences.”
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the oldest Winter Olympic gold medalist at 40 by winning the men’s 10-kilometer sprint Saturday at the Sochi Games.
Fifteen-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia had the look of an Olympic champion Saturday night, dazzling the home crowd with a near-perfect performance in the women’s team short program.
American Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal of the 2014 Sochi Games on Saturday, beating Norway's Staale Sandbech (left) and Canada's Mark McMorris in the men's slopestyle.
American Sage Kotsenburg recorded his highest score on his first run of three in the final round in slopestyle.
Team USA's goalie Jessie Vetter made a save against Finland in their women's ice hockey game on Day 1 of the Winter Olympics. The US won 3-1 to start their Olympics off with a bang.
Marit Bjoergen (left) of Norway and Justyna Kowalczyk (center) of Poland led the pack in the ladies' Skiathlon 7.5 km Classic + 7.5 km Free.
Competitors fell to the snow next to the finish line after competing in the Ladies' Skiathlon 7.5 km Classic + 7.5 km Free during Day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
People walk during sunset along the Bolshoy Ice Dome, one of the two ice hockey venues for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (RUSSIA—Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
SOCHI, RUSSIA—FEBRUARY 23: Performers dance during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)