In the "Roza Khutor" Extreme Park, the competitions in men's and women's parallel giant slalom have ended. Switzerland's Patricia Kummer became the Olympic champion , Japan's Tomoka Takeuchi ranked second, and Russia's Alena Zavarzina took the third place. In the men's competition Vic Wild of Russia won gold, Nevin Galmarini of Switzerland won silver and Zan Kosir of Slovenia won bronze.
Norway's cross country skiing superstar Marit Bjoergen on Wednesday took her country to victory in the women's team sprint race, the fifth Olympic gold of her career. Bjoergen raced with Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg in the relay, where teams of two women each perform three alternate sprints. In a clean sweep for the nordic nations, Norway finished in 16 min 4.05sec, with Finland 9.09sec behind for silver. Sweden took the bronze in 16min 23.82sec.
Finland have stunned their better-fancied rivals to win gold in the men's team cross country sprint, taking advantage of a fall by Germany on the final descent. They finished in 23min 14.89sec. Nikita Kriukov took silver in 23:15.86. Sweden won the bronze.
Czech Republic's Martina Sablikova denied speed skating powerhouse the Netherlands another Olympic gold, powering to victory in the women's 5,000m. Sablikova, racing in the penultimate pair with the Netherlands' Ireen Wust, crossed the line in 6min 51.54sec. Wust took silver, 2.74sec behind. Bronze went to Carien Kleibeuker of the Netherlands.
Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse edged the US two woman bob team by a tenth of a second to retain their Olympic title on Wednesday.
Humphries et Moyse, who won gold at Vanvouver 2010 beat Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams while in third place another American team Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans were third.
Norwegian biathlon star Ole Einar Bjoerndalen on Wednesday won a record 13th medal at the Winter Olympics by taking gold in the mixed relay at the Sochi Games.
The Czech Republic team won silver and the Italian team took bronze.
In the quarterfinal matches of the Olympic ice hockey tournament Canada defeated Latvia 2-1, the United States defeated the Czech Republic 5-2, and Sweden won solid against Slovenia 5-0.
The tournament host's team Russia lost to Finland 1-3 and was eliminated from medal contention.
Yuna Kim of South Korea leads after the short program figure skating competition at the Games in Sochi with a score of 74.92 points. Adelina Sotnikova of Russia is in second place going into the free program, only 0.28 points behind Kim. In third place is figure skater Carolina Kostner of Italy (74.12 points).
One more Russian team member, Yulia Lipnitskaya, is in fifth place with 65.23 points.