Armin Zoeggeler of Italy takes a turn during a training session for the men’s singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Great Britain’s Billy Morgan during the Snowboard Men’s Slopestyle first qualifying heat during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
A member of Japan’s short track speed skating team skates during a training session in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace, on Wednesday
Members of the Norwegian speedskating team round the track at the Adler Arena Skating Centre at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games
Course worker Svyatoslav Shirvel wears headphones and goggles during slopestyle snowboard training at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, Sochi
A worker dangles from the Olympic cauldron as preparations take place for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which begin on Friday
Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines skates at the Iceberg Skating Palace during a training session for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. The figure skating competition begins on February 6, one day before the opening ceremony.
Vladimir Putin (left), president of Russia, and Dmitry Medvedev (centre), prime minister, ride in a ski cable car as they visit the Laura cross-country and biathlon centre near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympic Games this year .
Nikolay Petshak carries the Olympic torch as he leads members of local winter swimming clubs during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay in the waters of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
The Olympic torch, held by Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, returns to Earth after 66 days aboard the International Space Station ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The satellite landed near the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan.