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Sochi in Pictures: Highlights of the Day

Sochi in Pictures: Highlights of the Day

Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. celebrates after winning the gold in the men's snowboard slopestyle final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games on Feb. 8. Scoring a 93.50 on his first run, Kotsenburg earned the first gold medal of the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the first-ever gold medal awarded in the new snowboarding slopestyle discipline.

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Sage Kotsenburg of the United States competes in the men's snowboard slopestyle final.

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Aleksandr Rumyanstsev of Russia competes in the men's 5000 meters speed skating race.

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Christian Oberstolz, top, and Patrick Gruber from Italy take a turn during a training session for the men's doubles luge.

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Scotty James of Australia performs in the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-finals.

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Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe celebrates victory after the women's freestyle skiing moguls final competition.

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Canada's Erik Guay goes airborne in a training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill race.

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Australia's Taylah O'Neill performs a jump during the women's freestyle skiing moguls final competition.

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Poland's Kamil Stoch soars through the air during his trial jump in the men's ski jumping individual normal hill qualification round event.

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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec falls during the men's normal hill ski jumping qualification.

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Fans cheer underneath the Olympic rings in Olympic Park on Feb. 8.

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