Best of the Sochi Olympics: Day 6

The sixth day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi kicked off on the snow and ice. Click to see the best photos from the competition.

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In this image made with a multiple exposure, Finland's Antti Ollila competes in the men's ski slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Jeremy Abbott of the United States falls as he competes in the men's short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Turns out that Evgeni Plushenko is mortal.The four time Olympic medalist, a favorite to win the men's program, suddenly withdrew from the short skate after pulling up from a warmup jump holding his back. Details of his injury weren't immediate clear.
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Henrik Harlaut is bringing baggy pants to Rhosa Khutor Extreme Park. The Swedish slopestyle skier advanced to the men's finals on Tuesday with a look that is equal parts "Fab Five" and "Bob Marley."
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Sweden's Henrik Harlaut competes in the during the men's ski slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Dreadlocks flowing through the air, pants sagging to his ankles at every jump, the 22-year-old put on a show in more way than one. He lost his skis during his first qualifying run, forcing him to do the walk of shame back up the hill to fetch him, his blue tights evident as his suspenders fought a mostly losing battle to keep the pants somewhere in the vicinity of his waist.
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The American squad danced around Slovakian defenders in men's hockey Thursday. It looked as if the Slovakian defense, led by Boston Bruins stalwart Zdeno Chara, was stuck in mud, while Team USA was spot on. The U.S. won 7-1.
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Team USA's Zach Parise falls during the men's ice hockey group A match against Slovakia.
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Robert Kristan #33 of Slovenia dives to make a save against Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of Russia in the first period, but Russia beat Slovenia 5 to 2.
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Andrej Tavzelj #4 of Slovenia checks Vyacheslav Voynov #26 of Russia into the glass in the first period during the preliminary round game.
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Marrit Leenstra of the Netherlands finished in sixth place after this performance in the women's 1000m speed skating event.
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Brittany Bowe of the United States competes during the women's 1000m speed skating event. She finished in eight place.
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Monique Angermueller of Germany hit the wall while competing during the women's 1000m speed skating event.
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Gold medalist Jianrou Li of China and silver medalist Arianna Fontana of Italy celebrate wins in the short track speed skating ladies' 500 m.
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Victor Lobo Escolar of Spain competes in the men's individual 20 km.
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Alexei Almoukov of Australia competes in the men's individual 20 km.
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Simon Schempp of Germany collapses in the snow after the men's individual 20 km.
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Tim Burke of the United States competes in the men's individual 20 km.
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Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nicholas Goepper gave the U.S. a slopestyle skiing sweep Thursday on the last Sochi event to be held on the challenging Extreme Park course. Christensen took the gold with a score of 95.80 on his first of two runs, which was good enough to carry him to the top of the podium. Silver went to Kenworthy, following a big recovery in his second run, which earned him a 93.60.
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Track wardens try to clear the way as Fan Kexin of China crashes in a women's 500m short track speedskating semifinal at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk competes to win gold in the Women's Cross-Country Skiing 10km Classic at the Laura Cross-Country and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi.
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competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Slopestyle Qualification during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Julia Zorn #8 of Germany handles the puck against Ayaka Toko #4 of Japan in the second period during the women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group B game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Sarah Reid of Canada makes a run during the Women's Skeleton heats on Day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Nana Fujimoto #30 of Japan looks as the puck flies past for a goal by Franziska Busch #25 of Germany (not pictured) in the second period during the women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group B game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Katharine Eustace of New Zealand starts her first run during the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Pavel Korpachev of Russia competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Slopestyle Qualification during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain finishes a run during the Women's Skeleton heats on Day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 13, 2013, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Russell Henshaw of Australia competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Slopestyle Qualification during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Switerland's skip Mirjam Ott, right, delivers the rock to her teammates during the women's curling competition against Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Sweden's skip Margaretha Sigfridsson, releases the rock while her teammate Maria Wennerstroem, right, prepares to sweep the ice during the women's curling competition against Switzerland at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Switzerland's Mauro Caviezel makes a jump during men's downhill combined training at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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