The first days of the Sochi Winter Olympics became really hot. We offer a selection of photos highlights made in the early days of the Olympics. Russian President Vladimir Putin is photographed with the Russian team of skaters, who won first place in the team competition, in the palace of winter sports "Iceberg", February 9, 2014.
Russian women's hockey team before the game against Germany at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, February 9, 2014.
American Gold Gracie stands in the long program in figure skating, February 9
Ameriksky snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg wins the gold medal in slopestyle at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, February 8, 2014.
Skater Alexander Rumyantsev, speaking at a distance of 5000 meters, 8 February 2014.
Italians Christian Oberstolz and Patrick Gruber train ahead of the competition in the downhill on a sled, February 8, 2014.
Australian Scott James stands in the semifinals of the competition on the Slope-style, 8 February 2014.
Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapuant mines gold in the women's freestyle mogul, February 8, 2014.
Canadian Erik Guay trains before the performance in the downhill, 8 February 2014.
Australian Tile O'Neill appears in the final in the women's freestyle mogul, February 8, 2014.
Pole Kamil Stoch stands in qualifying competitions in ski jumping from the springboard from an average
Robert Kranjec of Slovenia falls on the descent in qualifying competitions Ski jumping, February 8, 2014.
Sports fans in the Olympic Park in Sochi, February 8.
Luger Felix Loch after his final race at a single Winter Olympics in Sochi, February 9, 2014.
Severin Freund falls on the way down in the first round of competition for Ski jumping at the "Russian Hill" in Sochi, February 9, 2014.
Russian figure skaters are on the podium, February 9, 2014.
Canadian biathlete Zina Kocher performs at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, February 9, 2014.
Norway's Thomas Ulsrud preparing for curling tournament in kerlingovom center "Ice Cube" in Sochi, February 9, 2014.
Skiers test track before the start of competition skiathlon, February 9, 2014.
Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapuant (gold medal) and Chloe Dufour-Lapuant (silver medal) and American Hannah Kearney (Bronze) during the awarding ceremony of winners in the women's freestyle mogul, February 9, 2014.