All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things. Let the competitions begin! Take a look at moments from Saturday, Feb. 8.
Rosa Lindstedt #4 of Finland skates for the puck against Kelli Stack #16 of United States during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A Game.
Hilary Knight #21 of United States celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal on Noora Raty #41 of Finland in the first period to during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A Game on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Team Pairs Free Skating during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
(L-R) Silver medalist Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Canada, gold medalist Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada and bronze medalist Hannah Kearney of the United States pose on the podium during Ladies' Moguls flower ceremony.
Ashley Wagner of the United States reacts after competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program.
Andi Langenhan of Germany makes a run during the Luge Men's Singles on Day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sliding Center Sanki.
Ronan Lamy Chappuis of France jumps during the Men's Normal Hill Individual Qualification.
Ashley Wagner of the United States reacts to her score after competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program.
Aiko Uemura of Japan competes during Ladies' Moguls Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
U.S. Olympian and gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg visits the USA House in the Olympic Village.
A general view of the Olympic Cauldron in the Olymnpic Park on Day 1 of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada celebrates winning gold in the Ladies' Moguls Final 3.