Best of the Sochi Olympics: Day 11

The eleventh day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi kicked off on the snow and ice. Click to see the best photos from the competition.

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Benoit Valentin of France competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Qualification on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Alexej Baumgaertner of Germany competes during the Men's 10000m Speed Skating event on day eleven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Silver medalist Magnus Hovdal Moan of Norway, gold medalist Joergen Graabak of Norway and bronze medalist Fabian Riessle of Germany celebrate on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Nordic Combined on day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at RusSki Gorki Nordic Combined Skiing Stadium on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Magnus Hovdal Moan of Norway celebrates in the Nordic Combined Men's Individual LH during day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at RusSki Gorki Jumping Center on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Bob de Jong of the Netherlands competes during the Men's 10000m Speed Skating event on day eleven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Dmitriy Babenko of Kazakhstan competes during the Men's 10000m Speed Skating event on day eleven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Gold medalist David Wise of the United States celebrates after the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Torin Yater-Wallace of the United States waits for his score after his run in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Qualification on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Damien Brunner #96 of Switzerland slides into the net after a play against Edgars Masalskis #31 of Latvia during the Men's Ice Hockey Qualification Playoff game on day eleven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Members of South Korean short track team celebrate winning the gold medal in the Short Track Ladies' 3000m Relay Final at Iceberg Skating Palace on day 11 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Alexander Ovechkin #8 of Russia falls to the ice against Alexander Bonsaksen #47 of Norway during the Men's Ice Hockey Qualification Playoff game on day eleven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Russia huddles around the net before the Women's Classifications Game against Finland on day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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USA-1 teammates Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams hold a comfortable lead over Canada-1 and USA-2 after two runs of women's Olympic bobsled.nWilliams is seeking to become just the second athlete to win a gold medal in the Summer and Winter Olympics. She and Meyers completed two heats at the Sanki Sliding Center track in 1 minute, 54.89 seconds on a rainy Tuesday night.
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Celebrated hurdler turned bobsledder Lolo Jones and teammate Jazmine Fenlator in USA-3 are 11th. Jones took up bobsled to keep chasing her dream of winning a medal after failing in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games.
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USA-1 teammates Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams hold a comfortable lead over Canada-1 and USA-2 after two runs of women's Olympic bobsled. Williams is seeking to become just the second athlete to win a gold medal in the Summer and Winter Olympics. She and Meyers completed two heats at the Sanki Sliding Center track in 1 minute, 54.89 seconds on a rainy Tuesday night.
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Taihei Kato of Japan crashes as he competes in the Nordic Combined Men's Individual LH during day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Monika Bittner #26 of Germany reacts to a missed shot against Akane Konishi #29 and Tomoko Sakagami #18 of Japan in the third period during the Women's Classifications Game on day 11 of the Sochi Games.
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Charle Cournoyer of Canada and Freek Van Der Wart of the Netherlands cross the finishing line in the Short Track Men's 500m Heat at Iceberg Skating Palace on day 11 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014.
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(L-R) Russia's Sofia Prosvirnova, France's Veronique Pierron, Hungary's Bernadett Heidum and Italy's Arianna Fontana compete in the Women's Short Track 1000 m Heats at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014.
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Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway practises at the shooting range before the Men's 15 km Mass Start during day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 18, 2014.
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France's Pierre Vaultier celebrates his Gold Medal ahead of Russia's Nikolay Olyunin (L) and US's Alex Deibold (R) in the Men's Snowboard Cross Final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014.
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Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Hanae Kubo #21 of Japan shoots and scores against Viona Harrer #27 of Germany in the first period during the Women's Classifications Game on day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Anna Fenninger of Austria makes a run during the Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom on day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Snowboarders race in Heat 13 in the Men's Snowboard Cross Semifinals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014.
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Nikolay Olyunin of Russia celebrates after his heat in the Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Snowboarders take off in Heat 4 of the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014.
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Spain's Lucas Eguibar (C), Spain's Regino Hernandez (L) and US Alex Deibold compete in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014.
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Lotte Smiseth Sejersted of Norway reacts after a run during the Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom on day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Spectators hold umbrellas and flags during the Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom on day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Kim of South Korea has a training session on day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Iceland's Erla Asgeirsdottir competes during the Women's Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom Run 1 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014.
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Emily Bamford of Australia reacts after a run during the Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom on day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Alessandro Haemmerle of Austria (red bib) and Stian Sivertzen of Norway (green bib) compete in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Norway's Skip Thomas Ulsrud shouts instructions to his sweepers during the men's curling tie-breaker match between Great Britain and Norway at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 18, 2014 during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics.
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Great Britain's Skip David Murdoch shouts instructions to his sweeper as he throws the final stone to win the game during the men's curling tie-breaker match between Great Britain and Norway at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 18, 2014 during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics. Great Britain won the game 6-5 and advance to the semi-final.
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Norway's Skip Thomas Ulsrud shouts instructions to his sweepers during the men's curling tie-breaker match between Great Britain and Norway at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 18, 2014 during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics.
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Great Britain's Skip David Murdoch (bottom) watches his stone during the men's curling tie-breaker match between Great Britain and Norway at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 18, 2014 during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics.
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