An American wins Sochi's first gold, the US gets back on track in team figure skating, Sven Kramer of the Netherlands leads a Dutch sweep of the men's 5000m speedskating event and a king confirms his place on the throne with gold in the biathlon 10 km sprint.
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Kotsenburg strikes first Sochi gold
Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg of the United States wins the first slopestyle and first Sochi gold.
Women's hockey nets its first win
Team USA's Kelli Stack gets one by Noora Raty of Finland. The US beat Finland 3-1.
Dutch dominate in 5000m
The podium was full of orange after the men's 5000m speed skating event as Dutch went 1-2-3: Jan Blokhuijsen with the silver, Sven Kramer with the gold and Jorrit Bergsma with the bronze.
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The once and future king
Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen celebrates a gold-medal finish after winning the men's biathlon 10 km sprint and earning his record 12th medal.
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Bjoergen wins her fourth Olympic gold
Marit Bjoergen of Norway edges out Charlotte Kalla of Sweden to win the ladies' skiathlon 7.5 km classic + 7.5 km free. This marks Bjoergen's eighth Olympic medal overall.
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A drop at the finish
Bjoergen, Sweden's Charlotte Kalla, Norway's Therese Johaug, Norway's Heidi Weng and Finland's Aino-Kaisa Saarinen lie exhausted after the skiathlon event.
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Davis and White make their Sochi debut
Ice dancing gold medal favorites Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States skate to "My Fair Lady" in the team figure skating short program.
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Wagner shows she's in it to win it
American Ashley Wagner performs an outstanding short program in the team figure skating event (but she was less pleased with the score, as evidenced here).
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World to Julia Lipnitskaia: Nice to meet you
Fifteen-year-old Russian Julia Lipnitskaia's near-flawless team figure skating performance vaulted her into first place in the ladies' short skate and had the home crowd on its feet.
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Getting a little night air
Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Canada gets some air in the women's moguls final.
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Sisters finish 1 and 2 in the moguls
Chloe finished second behind her younger sister Justine Dufour-Lapointe.
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Kearney makes it back to the medal stand
Vancouver gold medalist Hannah Kearney finished third in the ladies' moguls event. For Friday's best Olympic moments, click here.