Records Fall On Golden Day In Sochi

Records Fall On Golden Day In Sochi

Via AFP:

Records tumbled on the first day of medal action at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday as organisers breathed a sigh of relief after a dazzling opening ceremony hailed as a success around the world.

Under picture-perfect blue skies US snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg took the first gold in the inaugural men's slopestyle event but two veterans stole the headlines.

Forty-year-old Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the joint highest medal winner in Winter Olympics history with his victory in the sprint while compatriot Marit Bjoergen, 33, became her country's most successful f...

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