The men's individual classic race has ended at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center. Switzerland's Dario Cologna gained victory in the 15 km. He was Olympic champion in Vancouver at the same distance.Cologna showed the best time of 38 minutes and 29.7 seconds to secure his second gold of the Games in Sochi. His first gold was won yesterday in skiathlon.
The second and third steps of the podium were taken by representatives of Sweden: silver medal for Johan Olsson who finished the race with a delay of 28.5 seconds from the leader, and bronze for Daniel Richardsson with a final time of 39:08.5 (+38.8 seconds).
Swiss skier Sandro Viletta won his first Olympic medal in his sporting career, surging ahead after the slalom during the fight for Olympic medals in the super combined.
The silver medal went to Ivica Kostelić of Croatia, who finished 0.34 seconds behind Viletta, and Italian Christof Innerhofer secured bronze (+0.47).
It is gold again for Darya Domracheva (Belarus) with her victory in the women's 15km individual event on Friday night at the Laura biathlon course.
Domracheva also won gold in the pursuit at Sochi 2014 and won a bronze medal in the 15km individual at Vancouver 2010.
Finishing with silver was Selina Gasparin (Switzerland). It is her first Olympic medal, and Switzerland's first biathlon medal of Sochi 2014.
Nadezhda Skardino won bronze, making it three medals for Belarus in biathlon at the Games so far.
Elizabeth Yarnold of Great Britain earned her country's first gold medal of the Sochi Games on Friay with victory in the skeleton.
The 25-year-old, who led the event after the two opening runs, produced two more consistent rounds to clock a combined time of 3min 52.89sec to finish 0.97sec ahead of second-placed Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States.
In her third heat, Yarnold, who repeated the triumph at the 2010 Vancouver Games of compatriot Amy Williams, set a new track record with a time of 57.91sec.
Russia's 2013 European champion Elena Nikitina was third with a time of 3:54.30.
Competing in her fifth and final Olympic Games, veteran Alla Tsuper (Belarus) was able to cleanly land a back full, full, full jump to score 98.01 and take gold in the Sochi 2014 ladies aerials competition on Friday night.
Yuzuru Hanyu became the first Japanese man to win an Olympic figure skating gold in Sochi on Friday, as the teenager also claimed Japan's first title of the 2014 Winter Games.
The 19-year-old from Sendai fell twice but took his first major title ahead of three-time world champion Patrick Chan after the men's free skating final.