Complete coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Ted Ligety recovered from some early disappointments in Sochi to give the United States its first gold medal in Alpine events by winning the giant slalom. There are three mascots in a nod to the three places on the Olympic podium. The Caucasian Mountains soar majestically above the Black Sea, symbolising the two competition clusters, one on the coast in Sochi, even for the ice events, and the other in the Krasnaya Polyana valley, for the snow, bobsleigh, luge and skeleton events. The notions of simplicity and modernity are at the root of the design of the official emblem for the Games in Sochi. Denis Ten of Kazakhstan took the bronze. The 2014 Winter Olympics Full Episodes Online. Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen won three more gold medals in Sochi (skiathlon, team sprint and 30km freestyle), making a total of six since her first title in Vancouver in 2010, as well as a total of 10 medals won since the Games in Salt Lake City in 2002, becoming one of the Olympic Winter Games female athlete with the most medals (with Smetanina and Belmondo). Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway tied the record for most medals won at the Winter Olympics when he took gold in the men’s biathlon 10-kilometer sprint. 2014 Winter Olympics; IOC code: CAN: NOC: Canadian Olympic Committee: Website: www.olympic.ca (in English and French) in Sochi; Competitors: 222 in 14 sports: Flag bearer : Hayley Wickenheiser (opening ceremony) Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse (closing ceremony) Medals Ranked 3rd: Gold 10 Silver 10 Bronze 5 Total 25: Winter Olympics appearances Results page for 2014 Winter Olympics - Women's singles figure skating competition Lara Gut of Switzerland took the bronze. The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XXIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (Template:Lang-rus) and commonly known as Sochi 2014, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held from 7 to 23 February 2014 in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, with opening rounds in certain events held on the eve of the opening ceremony, 6 February 2014. Vladislav Tretiak carries the Olympic torch, Victor An of Russia leads the pack on the way to winning the gold medal during the Men's 1000 m Final Short Track Speed Skating, Women make a name for themselves in Sochi, Golden oldies: A tribute to the 'veterans' who have made their mark on Sochi 2014, A day in the life of the Sochi 2014 Olympic medals, Sochi 2014 volunteers helping to create “special atmosphere”. Jan 6, 2014 - Explore Alicia Lutz's board "2014 Winter Olympics", followed by 163 people on Pinterest. A unique domination of one discipline at the Games. Â. Below, the figure 2014 next to the Olympic rings vertically mirrors the letters of the word Sochi. For the first time, there was no image or drawn elements but rather a typographical exercise, featuring the novel inclusion of the internet address on the first line of text. The American also took bronze in the event. Matt, who turns 35 in April, had never finished higher than 34th in three previous Olympic races dating to 2006. The global broadcast of Sochi 2014 – both on television and digital platforms – is setting new records for an Olympic Winter Games, with more coverage on more channels than ever before. Some 1,300 medals were produced for the 2014 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Sochi. Argentina competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014.A team of seven athletes in two sports competed for the country. Twelve new events were contested: team figure skating, luge relay, biathlon mixed relay, women’s ski jumping, snowboard and ski slopestyle (men and women), ski half-pipe (men and women) and snowboard parallel slalom (men and women). But it seemed as much a great sigh of happy relief as anything else. Trailing by two goals with four minutes left in regulation, Canada forced overtime and then defeated the United States to win its fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in women’s hockey. Finally the official title of the Games “XXII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES”. The host city was Sochi in Russia. After a five-minute overtime failed to produce a winner, the United States defeated Russia, 3-2, in a shootout, when T.J. Oshie scored four times, including the game-winner. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan had a sloppy long program but still hung on for the gold in men’s figuring skating when Patrick Chan of Canada was equally sloppy. The host city Sochi has a population of 400,000 people and is situated in Krasnodar, which is the third largest region in Russia. The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XXIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (Russian: XXII Олимпийские зимние игры, Kaitlyn Farrington, center, upset the long-established order atop snowboarding by winning the gold in the halfpipe over the silver medalist Torah Bright, left, and the bronze medalist Kelly Clark. The Park ensured a very compact concept with an average distance of 6km between the Olympic Village and the other coastal venues. The Olympic medals weigh between 460 and 531 grams depending on which metal is used – gold, silver or bronze. Julia Volkova and Lena Katina of t.A.T.u perform during the Opening Ceremony. 2014 Winter Olympic Games was a multi-sporting event during the 2013-14 season. Mikaela Shiffrin, the 18-year-old wunderkind of ski racing, overcame a potentially devastating mistake on her second run to take the gold medal in the women’s slalom. It was Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland — I-Pod to his friends — who won the gold medal by doing a trick and a run that White and the others could not match. The Games were organised in two clusters: a coastal cluster for ice events in Sochi, and a mountain cluster located in the Krasnaya Polyana Mountains. The work of a master craftsman, mixing metal and polycarbonate, the medals blend lightness and beauty, which makes them even more special for the “lucky few” who won them. Kasai also equalled the record for the longest interval between two (silver) medals: 20 years! Cool. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display. See more ideas about Winter olympics, Olympics, Sochi. More than 2,500 doping tests were performed, in the largest detection campaign in the history of the Olympic Winter Games. Action everywhere, from the Black Sea coast to the Krasnaya Polyana mountains. Cristian Javier Simari Birkner, an alpine skier, was the flagbearer for the second consecutive games.It also marks the third consecutive games a member of the Simari Birkner family has carried the flag for Argentina. They finished behind Russia and Switzerland. The Sochi Olympic Park was built along the Black Sea coast in the Imeretinskaya Valley, where all the ice venues such as the Bolshoi Ice Palace, the Maly Ice Palace, the Olympic Oval, the Sochi Olympic Skating Centre, the Olympic Curling Centre, the Central Stadium, the Main Olympic Village and the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre, had been built anew for the 2014 Games. It is an international winter sports event that was held from February 7 to February 23, 2014. In total, 464 television channels around the world are broadcasting the Sochi 2014 Games, compared with 240 in Vancouver four years ago, while there are also more digital platforms offering coverage than at any previous Winter … For the first time in figure skating, the 100-point barrier was broken in a short programme, by Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu (101.45), who went on to win the gold medal. Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, winner of the sprint 10km and the new Olympic event, mixed relay, brought his medal count to 13, after starting at the Nagano Games in 1998 (8 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze). Joss Christensen soared over the nesting doll and everyone else to win the gold medal in ski slopestyle. Based on the report by a working group, three of the seven cities were unanimously selected by the IOC’s Executive Board as Candidate Cities at its meeting on 22 June 2006: The final decision on the host city for the XXII Olympic Winter Games was made by the full IOC membership during the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City on 4 July 2007. Williams would have been the first woman to win gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Games if the Americans had hung on. Images from the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The host city Sochi has a population of 400,000 people and is situated in Krasnodar, which is the third largest region in Russia. Duration: 123 days, from 7 October 2013 to 7 February 2014 Maria Höfl-Riesch of Germany won the women’s super combined Monday, as expected, and Julia Mancuso, the American with a surprise up her sleeve at every Olympics since 2006, barged into another awards ceremony with a bronze medal. “Today we welcome tomorrow. Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, athletic festival held in Sochi, Russia, that took place February 7–23, 2014. President Vladimir Putin's -- the -- -- Olympics in history. Matthias Mayer of Austria, flanked by the second-place finisher Christof Innerhofer (left) of Italy and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, the bronze-medal winner, whooped it up after taking the gold in the men’s downhill. Yours.” “Hot”, for the intensity of the sporting competition, the passion of the spectators and the location of these Games, in southern Russia. Russian luger Albert Demchenko and Japanese ski jumping champion Noriaki Kasai, both in their forties, were competing in their seventh edition of the Games, both winning two medals in Sochi. The medals of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi symbolise the mosaic of national designs from the various cultures and ethnicities that make up the Russian Federation. Sage Kotsenburg of Park City, Utah, was a surprise winner in snowboard slopestyle, as the event made its Olympic debut. Medals were won by athletes from 26 National Olympic Committees. 2014 Winter Olympics. The last CD also contains the list of Olympic and Paralympic medallists (bilingual – English and Russian). The 2014 Olympic Winter Games were the first time that the Russian Federation hosts the Winter Games; the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow. Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Sochi Olympics, a first for the Americans. USA 1, with Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams, led the women’s bobsled competition after three runs but was overtaken by a team from Canada and settled for the silver medal. The mountain cluster in Krasnaya Polyana was home to all the skiing and sliding sports. The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XXIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (Russian: XXII Олимпийские зимние игры, tr. She was followed by Ireen Wust (silver) and Lotte van Beek (bronze). Canada won, 3-0, and defended its Olympic title. Maria Hoefl-Riesch, left, of Germany won the silver and Nicole Hosp of Austria took the bronze. After seven years of building to the opening of the Winter Olympics, the message of Friday’s over-the-top ceremony was simply this: In a big way, Russia is back. There was more social media activity than ever, with more than 2.2 million new followers on all platforms, and a total 7.7 million Facebook fans. Ligety also became the first American to win the event at an Olympic Games. The Germany Olympic team enters the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium, Feb. 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. 88 National Olympic Committees + 1 independant Olympic Participant participated in the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, a new record. At the top is the slogan, “Hot. Jorien ter Mors, the first woman to compete in both short- and long-track speedskating at an Olympics, won gold. Ireen Wüst was a member of the Netherlands speed skating team which won 23 medals, achieved four top-three clean sweeps and was present on every one of the 12 podiums, men’s and women’s alike. Superb competition venues for spectacular events, historic performances and numerous records – the XXII Olympic Winter Games kept all their promises. Sochi 2014 coverage sets new broadcast records. The closing ceremony was advertised as a celebration of Russian culture and heritage – a grand party to show off the work of distinguished Russian musicians, dancers, artists and authors through the centuries — like the performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. American Bode Miller, third in the Super-G at the age of 36 years and 127 days, became the oldest-ever medallist in his discipline. Gus Kenworthy, a friend of Christensen’s since childhood, won silver, while Nick Goepper, the winner of the slopestyle event at the X Games the last two years, took the bronze. The Official Report published by the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 is composed of a box set containing a commemorative book (published in English and Russian) as well as four CD-ROMs, dealing with various aspects related to the organisation and running of the Games: Vol. The latest results and highlights, including snowboard halfpipe, hockey and downhill skiing, from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. There was also a sub-media centre in the mountain cluster. Beats Russia, Fenninger Finds Top of Podium in Women's Super G, As Austrians Prevail, American Skiers Falter, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan Wins Men’s Figure Skating Gold, Viletta of Switzerland Outduels Kostelic in Super Combined, A Surprise Swiss Skiing Victory as U.S. Stars Are Shut Out, American Men Sweep the Ski Slopestyle Medals, A Sweep for U.S. Men in Slopestyle Skiing, Farrington Surprises With Gold in Women's Halfpipe, Upstart Ends Gold Medal Run by the Big 3 in Women’s Halfpipe, First Tie for Alpine Gold, Though Not Precisely, White’s Run Ends With a Thud Instead of a Gold, Shaun White’s Run Ends With a Thud Instead of a Gold, Frozen Slopes Serve as Incubator for a Rivalry, Anderson Helps U.S. to Sweep of Slopestyle Gold, Jamie Anderson, Slopestyle’s Star, Is on Top Again, Austrian Is Surprise Winner in Men's Downhill, Misstep Costs Bode Miller a Medal as Austrian Wins Downhill, American Snowboarder Earns First Gold of Games, American Snowboarder Wins First Gold of Games, Olympics Opening Ceremony Offers Fanfare for a Reinvented Russia. 2014 Winter Olympics The 2014 Sochi Olympics are finally underway, but long before workers carved the first halfpipe in Russia’s Caucasus mountains, Olympic athletes were hard at … Content is available under CC … Bruno Banani, a luger, was the only athlete Tonga sent to Sochi. 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