Best of the Sochi Olympics: Day 9

Check out all the best competition photos from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic celebrates winning the the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Finals on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States react after competing during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace. One of the Winter Olympics’ closest rivalries will culminate Monday with a another showdown between Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and the U.S.’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White. The Americans lead the Canadians by more than 3 points after Sunday's short-skate program, a margin that will be difficult to overcome.
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With another commanding victory in the Olympic hockey tournament on Sunday, the United States men won their division, earned a bye and an automatic berth into the quarterfinals.In other words, the Americans got to skip a step in its run for gold.
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United States' Bode Miller wipes his face as he stands with his wife, Morgan, after finishing the men's super-G at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Kjetil Jansrud of Norway wins the gold medal, Andrew Weibrecht of the USA wins the silver medal, Bode Miller of the USA and Jan Hudec of Canada win joint bronze medal during the Alpine Skiing Men's Super-G at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Jorien ter Mors led another Dutch sweep in Olympic speedskating, beating favorite Ireen Wust in the women's 1,500 meters Sunday and setting up a shot at becoming the first skater to win medals in both long and short track. (From L) Netherlands' silver medalist Irene Wust, Netherlands' gold medalist Jorien ter Mors and Netherlands' bronze medalist Charlotte van Beek pose during the Women's Speed Skating 1500 m Flower Ceremony at the Adler Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014.
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Yuka Fujimori of Japan falls during the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Seeding on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Jan Laco #50 of Slovakia tends goal against Russia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Alexei Yemelin #74 of Russia falls to the ice after a play at the net against Jan Laco #50 of Slovakia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Jacqueline Hernandez of the United States is stretchered off the course by medics after a fall during the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Seeding on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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US Ashley Wagner trains during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 16, 2014.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the men's 4x10 K cross-country relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on February 16, 2014 in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia. Putin and Medvedev are spending the weekend together in Sochi.
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Carmen Schaefer of Switzerland in action during the Curling Women's Round Robin match between Japan and Switzerland on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 16, 2014 in Sochi.
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Men's super-G joint bronze medal winner Bode Miller of the United States walks to the podium during a flower ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Teammates rush over as Russia's Maxim Vylegzhanin kneels after winning silver in the Men's Cross-Country Skiing 4 x 10km Relay at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi.
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French Cross Country team members including Robin Duvillard (C) celebrate the bronze madal in the Cross Country Men's 4 x 10 km Relay during day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Czech Republic's Eva Samkova leads the pack in the Women's Snowboard Cross Final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014.
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Torah Bright of Australia falls during the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic during the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Seeding on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Czech Republic's Ales Razym (L) and France's Jean Marc Gaillard (R) rest after competing in the first group of in the Men's Cross-Country Skiing 4 x 10km Relay at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi.
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France's Robin Duvillard catches his breath after competing in the Men's Cross-Country Skiing 4 x 10km Relay at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi.
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Athletes compete in the Women's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014.
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Germany huddle around their net before the Women's Ice Hockey Classification game against Finland on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Gold Medalist, Czech Republic's Eva Samkova (L) celebrates with Silver Medalist, Canada's Dominique Maltais during the Women's Snowboard Cross Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014.
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Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic during the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Seeding on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Maelle Ricker of Canada practices ahead of the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Seeding on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Silver medal winner Andrew Weibrecht of the United States makes a jump in the men's super-G at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Norway's Kjetil Jansrud passes a gate in the men's super-G at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Men's super-G gold medal winner Norway's Kjetil Jansrud celebrates on the podium during a flower ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Jan Hudec of Canada wins joint bronze medal during the Alpine Skiing Men's Super-G at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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John Landsteiner, of the United States delivers the stone during a round robin session against Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Canada's Brad Jacobs, back, watches as Ryan Harnden, left, and E.J. Harnden, right, sweep the ice during the men's curling match against the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Sweden's Fredrik Linberg, left, and Sebastian Kraupp, right, sweep the ice during the men's curling match against Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Michael Rene Grabner #40 of Austria celebrates as he scores a goal in the first period against Lars Haugen #30 of Norway during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group B game.
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Jenni Hiirikoski of Finland, (L-R) Tanja Eisenschmid of Germany, Michelle Karvinen of Finland and Manuela Anwander of Germany battles for control of the puck during the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Australia's Torah Bright reacts after a seeding run during women's snowboard cross competition at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States reacts after crashing in the second semifinal of the women's snowboard cross after being in the lead at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Czech Republic's Eva Samkova reacts after her seeding run during women's snowboard cross competition at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Czech Republic's Eva Samkova celebrates after taking the gold medal in the women's snowboard cross final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Michela Moioli of Italy comes off the second last jump in the Final of The Women's Snowboard Cross during day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Sweden's Marcus Hellner jumps in celebration after winning the gold in the men's 4x10K cross-country relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Keishin Yoshida of Japan reacts after competing on the second leg of the Cross Country Men's 4 x 10 km Relay during day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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