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.
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.
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.
Russia's ruling party wants students to watch the Sochi Games, and has suggested that teachers cut back on homework assignments so they can see all the action.
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.
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.
Mulder twins won Olympic medals Monday in Sochi. The Mulder twins birth was held up so their mother could watch an annual Dutch speedskating event over 20 years ago.
Olympic officials estimate that 70,000 gallons of borscht will be served in Sochi during the Winter Games. Here's a vegetable-based, warm version of the popular Slavic dish.