Dominic Ebenbichler/ReutersWorld NewsSochi Olympic Games: February 8, 2014The first day of the Winter Games got off to a fierce start with hockey, snowboarding, speed skating and more. See photo highlights from the competitions.02.08.14 9:54 AM ETBrian Snyder/ReutersStefania Berton (top) and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy compete during the figure skating team pairs free skating on February 8, 2014. Dylan Martinez/ReutersRussia's Ekaterina Stolyarova crashes while competing in the women's freestyle skiing moguls final. Ryan Pierse/GettyStaale Sandbech of Norway competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final. Dominic Ebenbichler/ReutersRussia's Alexander Glebov goes airborne in a training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill race. Lucy Nicholson/ReutersZhang Kexin of China competes during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Cameron Spencer/GettyRoope Tonteri of Finland competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final on Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014. Jim Young/ReutersCanadian players celebrate a goal by teammate Jocelyne Larocque, not seen, against Switzerland. Lucas Jackson/ReutersNorway's Staale Sandbech arrives on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle final. Adrian Dennisa/AFP/GettyDavid Murdoch of Britain takes part in a training session at the Ice cube curling center. Quinn Rooney/GettyDmitriy Babenko of Kazakhstan competes during the Men's 5000m Speed Skating event at Adler Arena Skating Center Paul Gilham/GettyShane Dobbin, left, of New Zealand and Ivan Skobrev of Russia compete during the Men's 5000m Speed Skating event. Eric Gaillard/ReutersThe sun shines over the Olympic flame on February 8, 2014.