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Sochi Olympics Photos: Captivating Images From Day 1 Of The 2014 Winter Games

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Bummed you didn't get tickets to the most exciting event in winter sports this year? Can't believe you're about to miss your favorite alpine skiers? Wish you could see the bobsledding competition in real time? Don't fret. HuffPostSports and the HuffPost photo team are your eyes and ears in Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

From women's hockey to men's speedskating, here's a selection of the most memorable photographs of Day 1 of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

  • Streeter Lecka / Getty Images
    Qingshuang Yue of China during curling training on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Ice Cube on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Matthew Stockman / Getty Images
    Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi of Germany compete in the Figure Skating Team Ice Dance - Short Dance during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Christophe Ena / AP
    Switzerland's Nadja Jnglin-Kamer crashes near the finish line during a women's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Vladimir Rys Photography / Getty Images
    Agnieszka Szymanczak of Poland in action in the Ladies' Skiathlon 7.5 km Classic + 7.5 km Free during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 08, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Matt Slocum / AP
    Nina Tikkinen of Finland and Anne Schleper of the United States battlers from control of the puck against the glass during the second period of the women's ice hockey game at the Shayba Arena during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
  • Martin Rose / Getty Images
    Team Canada talk before thre game prior to the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A Game against Switzerland on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
  • Natacha Pisarenko / AP
    Kate Hansen of the United States prepares to start her run during a training session for the women's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Jae C. Hong / AP
    Kelly Clark of the United States trains for the women's snowboard halfpipe competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • Charlie Riedel / AP
    Fans supporting Norway watch the men's biathlon 10k sprint, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
  • David J. Phillip / AP
    Sven Kramer, of the Netherlands, competes in the men's 5,000-meter speed skating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Kramer set a new Olympic record.

Check back tomorrow as we'll have even more more photos from the XXII Olympic Winter Games.

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