Mikaela Shiffrin skis to slalom gold, the US speedskating team finally finds its silver lining, and other #RISE highlights from the Sochi Winter Games.
What the puck?
Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot by Finland during the third period of a men's semifinal game. Sweden beat Finland 2-1 to advance to the gold medal game.
ASSOCIATED PRESSJulio Cortez
Speedskating team pursuit
US speedskaters Shani Davis, left, Brian Hansen, right, and Jonathan Kuck, top, after competing in the men's team pursuit quarterfinals.
ASSOCIATED PRESSPatrick Semansky
Out like a bullet
The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Steven Holcomb, takes a curve during the men's four-man bobsled training.
ASSOCIATED PRESSNatacha Pisarenko
Hot. Cool. Orange.
Speedskaters Jan Blokhuijsen, Koen Verweij and Sven Kramer of the Netherlands compete in the team pursuit quarterfinals.
ASSOCIATED PRESSPavel Golovkin
The sun sets in Sochi
Drops of water sit along the edge of the pool at the Olympic cauldron.
Shiffrin is as good as gold
Skiing phenom Mikaela Shiffrin, 18, of the United States makes good on her alpine promise, becoming the youngest person ever to win gold in the Olympic slalom.
Getty ImagesDoug Pensinger
US speedskating finally finds its Sochi silver lining
J.R. Celski, Jordan Malone, Chris Creveling, and Eddy Alvarez end the US speedskating drought with a silver-medal finish in the men's 5000m short track relay.
Canada and the US go head to head
A hockey fan walks around outside the Bolshoy Ice Dome before the US-Canada semifinal game.
Canada's Ryan Fry (center) delivers the rock while teammates Ryan Harnden (left) and E.J. Harnden, (right) sweep the ice. Canada beat Great Britain and defended their Olympic gold medal once again.
Not for the faint of heart
Russia's Anastasiia Chirtcova crashes during a ski cross heat at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
ASSOCIATED PRESSSergei Grits
Taking it through the curve
Italy's ITA-1 four-man bobsled team, piloted by Simone Bertazzo, during a training run.
Hear Viktor roar
Viktor Ahn, center, roars at his first-place finish in the 500m short track final. This was the South Korean- turned Russian short track champion's second gold medal of the Games; he would later win a third with his Russian teammates in the 5000m relay.
Hot cross gals
Marielle Thompson of Canada, right, jumps for joy with teammate Kelsey Serwa after finishing first and second, respectively, in the freestyle ski cross.
Shim Suk-Hee of South Korea right before the women's 1000m short track speedskating semifinal.
An epic ice rivalry
Jeff Carter (77) of Canada controls the puck as USA's Joe Pavelski (8) follows in the Olympic semifinals game.
Getty ImagesAl Bello
Watch out for that drop
Canada's Marielle Thompson, Switzerland's Sanna Luedi, and Australia's Katya Crema take a jump during a ski cross quarterfinal run.
Rings around the Sochi
Spectators on the steps of the Bolshoy Ice Dome are seen through a screen.
One and done
Team Canada's Jamie Benn (22) scored the sole goal in the men's semifinal game vs. the US. Canada will meet Sweden in the gold medal game on Sunday; USA will face Finland on Saturday for the bronze.
Getty ImagesMartin Rose
The Ukraine gets a much-needed win
Ukraine's Olena Pidhrushna, bottom left, and her teammates celebrate gold -- the country's first in Sochi -- in the women's biathlon 4x6 km relay.
Floating on golden air
Women's slalom gold medal winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States steps off of the podium after the flower ceremony.
Kamil Aizetulin gets his face painted in the colors of the Russian flag during a women's ski cross seeding. For more top moments from the Sochi Winter Games, click here.