Team USA huddles around the net before the game against Switzerland during the 2014 Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Sochi, Russia
Members of the Norwegian speedskating team round the track at the Adler Arena Skating Centre at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games
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 .
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.