The Team USA 25-man hockey roster is completely full of NHL players. Team Russia has but 14 NHL players on its roster. Still, Russia has an impressive lineup, especially among its forwards.
US and Norway now have identical numbers of gold, silver, and bronze medals, while Japan lands its first-ever gold in men's figure skating.
A few Team USA athletes sparked global attention by things other than their Olympic prowess (though that helped too). Here are five Olympians who caught our eye this week.
Jeremy Abbott, who finished 12th in the men's figure skating, launched into a tirade when asked about choking. In some ways, the Sochi Olympics are taking on shades of Turin.
Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan fell twice Friday, but Canada's Patrick Chan couldn't take advantage to win his country's first men's figure skating gold. The entire night was error-filled.
After two bronze-place finishes on the World Cup circuit, the US women's relay team could win its first Olympic medal tomorrow. Their success is due in part to exceptional team unity.
Ladies' ski aerials, skeleton, men's downhill super-combined and figure skating are top events to watch today.
Team USA sweeps the freestyle ski slopestyle in only the third US sweep in Winter Olympic history, and Germany pulls ahead in the gold medal count.
Jason Brown skated beautifully in the men's short program at the Sochi Olympics Thursday. But the night belonged to rising Japanese star Yuzuru Hanyu, who set a world record.
The US men's hockey team kicked off their Sochi Olympics gold medal quest with a 7-1 rout of Slovakia on Thursday. Team USA plays Russia on Saturday.
The Russians have not won an Olympic gold in men's hockey since 1992, and they've looked worse and worse every Winter Games. The pressure is immense to turn it around in Sochi.
The high-flying men's ski slopestyle, ice hockey, figure skating, and luge are events you don't want to miss today.
The men of slopestyle skiing put team USA back within striking distance of the top of the medal count with a stylish podium sweep in an event that was fun from start to finish.
American Kaitlyn Farrington triumphs in the women's snowboarding halfpipe, while Russia re-takes its historic position as the dominant force in pairs figure skating.
The medal table looks much better for Team USA after a gold and bronze from Kaitlyn Farrington and Kelly Clark in the halfpipe. But that can't mask a run of disappointing results.
Canada beat the USA, 3-2, in a women's hockey preliminary round match. The same old problem endures – both teams are much better than everyone else – but there are subtle signs of progress.
US skater Shani Davis finished eighth in the 1,000-meter speedskating event in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Dutch skaters continue to dominate, taking 10 of 15 medals in speedskating events so far.
Speed skating, women's halfpipe, ice hockey, and pairs figure skating headline today's events at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Shani Davis is perhaps the most transcendent American athlete at the Sochi Olympics but has often been viewed with ambivalence at home. Will his pursuit of history Wednesday change that?
Women's ski jumping entered the Olympics in captivating style Tuesday night, and for pioneer Lindsey Van, battered by the long fight for acceptance, it was the moment of a lifetime.