Best of the Sochi Olympics: Day 12

The twelfth 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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Gracie Gold of the United States competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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American Ted Ligety won gold in the giant slalom in Sochi on Wednesday.Team USA ended the day with 23 total medals, one more than the Russians and the Dutch, in a surge fueled by historic performances in Alpine skiing and bobsled events.
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The short-skate portion of Wednesday’s ladies’ figure skating competition was dominated by South Korea’s Yuna Kim,
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But just behind them are three Americans, all in the top seven heading into Thursday’s free skate program. They are led by Gracie Gold, in fourth place, followed by Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds, in sixth and seventh, respectively.
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All but Gold are long shots for the podium.
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Ashley Wagner of the United States competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Jumping and doing dance twizzles to the Pink Cherries Cha Cha, the 15-year-old Polina scored 61.04 during the Sochi Winter Olympic Games on Wednesday morning.
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Polina Edmunds scored 61.04 during the Ladies Short Program in Sochi Winter Olympic Games on Wednesday morning.
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Sebastian Brigovic of Croatia competes during round two of the Men's Giant Slalom on Day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Great Britain's Jenna McCorkell waits for her marks in the Kiss and Cry zone after performing in the Women's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014.
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Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen competes in the Biathlon mixed 2x6 km + 2x7,5 km Relay at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi.
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Netherlands' Yvonne Nauta competes in the Women's Speed Skating 5000 m at the Adler Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014.
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Belarus' Liudmila Kalinchik competes in the Biathlon mixed 2x6 km + 2x7,5 km Relay at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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Gabrielle Daleman of Canada competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Bronze Medallist, Russia's Alena Zavarzina celebrates in the Women's Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014.
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Ina Meschik of Austria reacts during the Snowboard Ladies' Parallel Giant Slalom Quarterfinals on day twelve of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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France-1 four-man bobsleigh, steered by Loic Costerg takes part in the first four-man Bobsleigh official training during the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 19, 2014.
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Zan Kosir of Slovenia (L) and Andreas Prommegger of Austria compete in the Snowboard Men's Parallel Giant Slalom Quarterfinals on day twelve of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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US skier Bode Miller competes during the Men's Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom Run 2 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014.
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Austria's Andreas Prommegger competes in the Men's Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Quarterfinals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014.
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Simon Schoch of Switzerland competes in the Snowboard Men's Parallel Giant Slalom Quarterfinals on day twelve of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Ziga Pavlin #17 of Slovenia battles for position against the boards with Gabriel Landeskog #92 of Sweden in the second period during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Brazil-1 four-man bobsleigh, steered by Edson Bindilatti takes part in the first four-man Bobsleigh official training during the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 19, 2014.
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Andorra's Joan Verdu Sanchez is taken away by emergency personnel after crashing during the Men's Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom Run 1 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014.
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Nina Micic of Serbia crashes in the Snowboard Ladies' Parallel Giant Slalom Qualification on day twelve of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Stefan Luitz of Germany crashes into the barrier during the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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A fan looks on before the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff between Sweden and Slovenia on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Karolina Sztokfisz of Poland competes in the Snowboard Ladies' Parallel Giant Slalom Qualification on day twelve of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Patrik Berglund #14 of Sweden collides with Ales Kranjc #28 of Slovenia in the first period during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Latvia-1 four-man bobsleigh, steered by Oskars Melbardis takes part in the first four-man Bobsleigh official training during the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 19, 2014.
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Ziga Pavlin #17 of Slovenia and Daniel Alfredsson #11 of Sweden push each other in the second period during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Spain's Alex Puente Tasias crashes during the Men's Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom Run 1 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014.
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