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The spectacular rush of an Olympic victory
Sochi's first weekend turned athletes into Olympians

Feb. 9: Jamie Anderson of the U.S. basks in her women's snowboard slopestyle win. | (REUTERS/Mike Blake)



Feb. 10: Czech Republic's Ondrej Moravec celebrates his silver-medal effort in the men's biathlon 12.5km pursuit event. | (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)



Feb. 9: Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov react to winning gold in the team figure skating event. | (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)



Feb. 9: Switzerland's Dario Cologna collapses after winning the men's 30km skiathlon. | (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)



Feb. 9: Irene Wust of the Netherlands realizes she has won the women's 3,000-meter speedskating event. | (REUTERS/Issei Kato)



Feb. 10: Germany's Felix Loch (center) beams as he arrives at the German house after winning the men's luge singles title. | (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)



Feb. 10: Third-place Julia Mancuso of the U.S. cheers as she steps onto the podium for the women's alpine skiing super combined event. | (REUTERS/Ruben Sprich)



Feb. 10: Charles Hamelin of Canada grabs a hug after winning the men's 1,500-meter short track speedskating final. | (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)



Feb. 8: The United States' Sage Kotsenburg is carried by Norway's Staale Sandbech after Kotsenburg won the men's snowboard slopestyle final (Sandbech took silver). | (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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