• Plenty of attention on Saturday in Sochi was going to be focused on the ice...
  • Evgeni Malkin finds himself in the net - but not the puck - during a feisty opening period between Russia and the United States...
  • And there was certainly no love lost between the two long-time rivals in a repeat of their 'Miracle on Ice' match at Lake Placid in 1980
  • The United States eventually won in a shoot-out after the teams had finished regulation play level at 2-2
  • The women's tournament is already at the quarter-final stage - with Finland unable to bump out Sweden
  • Austria's Anna Fenninger reacts after the women's Super-G on the taxing course at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center...
  • Spain's Carolina Ruiz Castillo was one of those to come a cropper, though she wasn't alone in failing to finish.
  • Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany had to settle for silver, having already claimed one gold medal on the slopes of Sochi.
  • A volunteer enjoys a sunbath before the women's cross-country skiing 4x5km relay takes place
  • Great Britain's Eve Muirhead roars out instructions during her side's victory over South Korea.
  • Russia's men have certainly made an impact in the curling competition with their choice of kit.
  • The athletes were training for the Gundersen Large Hill/10 km Nordic Combined
  • Germany cross-country skiers celebrate winning the bronze medal in the women's 4x5 km relay
  • Short track speed skater Viktor Ahn of Russia led a 1-2 finish for the host nation in the final of the men's 1000m...
  • And it all got too much for the man who won three golds representing South Korea in Turin back in 2006
  • A day on from her brilliant win in the Women's Skelton, Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold (middle) picks up her gold medal
  • Lizzy wipes away the tears as she reflects on her superb achievement

Winter Olympics: Day Eight

Plenty of attention on Saturday in Sochi was going to be focused on the ice...