Dara Howell of Canada displayed a fantastic score of 94.20 points on her first run to take gold in the Olympic women's freestyle skiing slopestyle event. Devin Logan of the US took silver (85.40), with Canada's Kim Lamarre in bronze just 0.40 behind.
Norway claimed gold and silver in the ladies sprint final at the Laura cross country course on Tuesday but it was not their better-known skiers taking the honours. Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (Norway) finished first and second with Vesnar Fabjan (Slovenia) grabbing bronze.
Ola Vigen Hattestad added to the gold medal Norway won moments earlier in the women's sprint event by emerging victorious in the men's event. Sweden completed a set of medals in this event as Teodor Peterson (Sweden) took the silver. Emil Joensson (Sweden) made it two Swedes on the podium.
Lee Sang Hwa (Republic of Korea) grabbed gold in the ladies speed skating 500m at Adler Arena on Tuesday night. Olga Fatkulina (Russia) took the silver and Margot Boer (Netherlands) the bronze.
Natalie Geisenberger (Germany) has won luge's women's singles with the biggest winning margin in any luge event at the Olympic Winter Games since 1964. Geisenberger's winning margin of 1.139 second over silver medallist Tatjana Huefner (Germany), Erin Hamlin (USA) took bronze.
Russian-turned-Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov dethroned superstar Shaun White to win men's snowboard halfpipe gold on Tuesday. Podladtchikov scored a mammoth 94.75 points with 15-year-old Ayumu Hirano second on 93.50 and 18-year-old Taku Hiraoka third on 92.25.
World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov from Russia set a new world record score for the short program to get their bid for a second Olympic figure skating gold. Trankov and Volosozhar performed flawlessly to "Masquerade Waltz" by Aram Khachaturian to score 84.17 points. It bettered the 83.98 they set on their way to a third European title in January at the Iceberg Skating Palace.
Carina Vogt (Germany) stunned favourite Sara Takanashi (Japan) to win the first Olympic gold medal in women's ski jumping on Tuesday night at RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre. Vogt, who has never won a world cup event, led after her first round jump of 103m and held on to win with a final round jump of 97.5m. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (Austria) moved up from fifth after the first round to win silver, while Coline Mattel (France) claimed bronze.