Best of the Sochi Olympics: Day 2

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

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Jamie Anderson gave the U.S. a gold medal sweep in the Olympics' first-ever slopestyle snowboarding competition. The 23-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, Calif. became the first woman to win Olympic gold in the event, just a day after her teammate came from behind for a surprise victory at the men's competition.
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Gracie Gold's solid Sunday routine helped the United States clinch the bronze medal in the team figure skating competition.Gold delivered a solid technical routine in Sunday’s free skate, scoring a personal best 129.38. By the end of the ladies free skate, the U.S. had clinched the bronze medal, with the ice dancing free program remaining.
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The legend, 31-year-old Evgeny Plushenko, turned in two stellar routines that propelled the Russians toward likely gold. Two days after placing second in Friday’s short skate, he won Sunday’s free skate.
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After winning two training runs, America's Bode Miller couldn't live up to his favorite status in Sunday's men's Olympic downhill, finishing a disappointing eighth place, over half a second behind gold medalist Matthias Mayer of Austria. As Miller prophetically reminded the media all week, fast training times don't equal gold medals.
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Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Switzerland's Dario Cologna celebrates winning the men's cross-country 30k skiathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Ireen Wust of the Netherlands skates her way to gold in the women's 3,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Snowboarders train in the half pipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. At center is the course for freestyle aerials, and at right is the moguls course.
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Tatsuki Machina of Japan competes in the men's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Canada's Kevin Reynolds performs in the men's figure skating Team Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014.
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Italy's Karin Oberhofer prepares to shoot during the women's biathlon 7.5k sprint, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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France's Anais Bescond competes in the Women's Biathlon 7.5 km Sprint at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014.
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Valentin Cretu of Romania reacts after competing during the men's luge singles on Day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Russia's Yekaterina Smolentseva (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during the women's ice hockey group B match between Russia and Germany at the Shayba Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014. Russia won 4-1.
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Italy's Christof Innerhofer celebrates after finishing the men's downhill of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Innerhofer won the silver medal.
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Austria's Matthias Mayer celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's downhill at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Great Britain's Jenny Jones holds the cracked helmet of Sarka Pancochova of Czech Republic after Pancochova fell in the women's snowboarding slopestyle finals during day two of the 2014 Sochi Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014.
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Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby (1) and other skiers at the start in the men's cross-country skiing 15km + 15km skiathlon at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Olympics on Feb. 9, 2014, in Rosa Khutor.
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Austria's Matthias Mayer makes a turn in the men's downhill on his way to winning a gold medal Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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American Bode Miller rests on his ski poles after finishing the men's downhill at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The favorite for gold instead came in 8th place.
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(From L) Austria's gold medalist Matthias Mayer and Norway's bronze medalist Kjetil Jansrud pose on the podium during the Flower Ceremony after the men's Alpine skiing downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Games on Feb. 9, 2014.
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Members of the Sweden ice hockey team celebrate their 1-0 win over Japan during the women's ice hockey preliminary round Group B game at Shayba Arena on Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Italy's Werner Heel competes during the men's Alpine skiing downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.
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Dominik Paris of Italy skis during the Alpine skiing men's downhill at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Finland's Enni Rukajarvi competes in the women's snowboard slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014.
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Cecilia Ostberg #11 of Sweden tries to control the puck during the women's ice hockey preliminary round group B game on day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Jamie Anderson of the USA competes in the women's snowboard slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014. Anderson won the Gold.
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Lindsey Van of the United States jumps during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping training on day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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