The Olympians are getting warmed up...
Wow! @shaun_white drops in and hits an amazing run in the #halfpipe #Sochi2014 pic.twitter.com/UxKy5n7sR3
Maiken Caspersen Falla of Norway wins Olympic gold in women's cross-country sprint
Sweden secures 3rd straight win in men's Olympic curling by beating struggling Canada 6-4
Sochi Olympic organisers see no need to bring in stored snow to cope with the warm temperatures in the mountains - but are ready to do so if necessary
Ola Vigen Hattestad of Norway won the cross-country men's sprint gold medal
Darya Domracheva of Belarus wins women's biathlon 10k pursuit
Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea wins Olympic gold in women's 500-meter speedskating.
Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer has withdrawn from the 1,500 metres to boost his chances of completing an Olympic long distance double in Sochi. The 27-year-old won the men's 5,000m at the Adler Arena on Saturday and skates in the 10,000m on Tuesday - an event he thought he had won four years ago only to be disqualified for an incorrect lane change after easily clocking the best time.
Switzerland's Dominique Gisin and Slovenia's Tina Maze tied for women's downhill gold in a first for Olympic Alpine skiing. The timing system revealed that both had clocked one minute, 41.57 seconds. Maze started in 21st position and Switzerland could also take some credit for her gold, with the Slovenian skier trained by Mauro Pini, the former Swiss women's coach.
Germany's Eric Frenzel wins the men's Olympic Nordic Combined normal hill after landing the longest jump of the day and then beating Japan's Akito Watabe to the line on the cross-country track.
World champion Arielle Gold missed the Olympic women's snowboard halfpipe competition after sustaining an injury from a fall in her warm-up. It marks a disappointing end to the Olympics for the Gold family, with older brother Taylor failing to make the final of the men's halfpipe event on Tuesday.
An activist who shed the light on the environmental impact of Olympic construction in Sochi has been ordered to serve three years in prison for spray-painting a fence. A court in the regional capital of Krasnodar converted the suspended sentence given to Yevgeny Vitishko in 2012 into a prison term, according to his lawyer.
American teenager Sarah Hendrickson wants another shot at Olympic gold in 2018 after making history as the first woman ski jumper to compete at the Winter Games.
"This is the beginning of a journey through hopefully at least one more Olympics, if not two," the world champion told media.
A nice start for Sweden then, 4-2 against the Czechs. Can they repeat their 2006 feat and go for gold? Or will the final on February 23rd be another Canada-USA classic like in 2010? And why am I asking these questions when there is absolutely no way of knowing until it happens?
Well, maybe not everyone is mesmerised by events on the snow. Who will top the Sochi 2014 dog-rescuing medal table? Or is it the arf pipe?
Injury update: a track worker has been struck by a bobsled at the Sanki Sliding Center and suffered a broken leg and possibly mild concussion. The worker was hit by a forerunning sled in the braking area near the finish line on the track being used for sliding races at the Games.
It continues to get warmer in Sochi with the sun shining brightly today. I'm sure tomorrow's large hill individual ski jumper's will be following the weather reports with interest.
Biathlon stat - Martin Fourcade is the first French athlete to win multiple gold at 1 OWG since Jean-Claude Killy won 3 golds alpine skiing in 1968.