Sochi Olympic Games: February 8, 2014

The 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.

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Stefania Berton (top) and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy compete during the figure skating team pairs free skating on February 8, 2014.

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Russia's Ekaterina Stolyarova crashes while competing in the women's freestyle skiing moguls final.


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Staale Sandbech of Norway competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final.

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Russia's Alexander Glebov goes airborne in a training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill race.

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Zhang Kexin of China competes during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Roope Tonteri of Finland competes during the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Final on Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014.


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Canadian players celebrate a goal by teammate Jocelyne Larocque, not seen, against Switzerland.

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Norway's Staale Sandbech arrives on the finish line during the men's snowboard slopestyle final.


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David Murdoch of Britain takes part in a training session at the Ice cube curling center.

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Dmitriy Babenko of Kazakhstan competes during the Men's 5000m Speed Skating event at Adler Arena Skating Center

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Shane Dobbin, left, of New Zealand and Ivan Skobrev of Russia compete during the Men's 5000m Speed Skating event.

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The sun shines over the Olympic flame on February 8, 2014.