He's been quiet at the venues today but Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has been offering his thoughts on last night's spectacular opening ceremony.
“I think that I would express everyone’s opinion by saying that this show was very bright, appropriate for Russia and impressive,” RIA Novosti report him as saying. “At the same time, I would like to point out that this is only the beginning.”
“We should not relax after this bright beginning. On the contrary, we should mobilize all our resources,” Putin said.
Just about to begin at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park is the freestyle skiing ladies moguls final.
Defending champion Hannah Kearney from the USA topped qualifying but breathing down her neck are the Canadian sisters Chloe, Justine and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, who came second, third and eighth respectively.
We’ve got three rounds to get through before we know where the medals are going. Who are you rooting for? Get involved by using the hashtag #CNNSochi.
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USA wins the first gold of the 2012 Games, a triple medal Dutch performance in the men’s 5,000m speed skating and Norway’s Ole Einar Bjoerndalen becomes the joint most decorated Winter Olympian of all time! What do make of all that?!?!
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So, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway takes gold in the men’s 10 km sprint biathlon with a time of 24:33.5. Dominik Landertinger of Austria claims silver while Jaroslav Soukup from the Czech Republic gets the bronze.
The pre-event favourite, Martin Foucarde of France could only make sixth position.
He’ll be disappointed with that but Bjoerndalen won’t care. That’s Olympic number 12 for him (7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze, in case you’re asking) Bravo Sir, bravo!