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Sochi Olympic Games Day 1

Photos from the first day of competition Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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US snowboard athlete Charles Guldemond competes on his first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Guldemond qualified for Saturday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Charles Guldemond competes on his first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Guldemond qualified for Saturday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Ryan Stassel sails over a giant version of a Russian nesting doll on his first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Stassel qualified for Saturday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Switzerland's Jan Scherrer sails over a giant Russian nestin doll Thursday, February 6, 2014 during snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Course workers groom one of the jumps on the snowboard slopestyle course Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Workers install a Sochi 2014 logo on the side of a jump between competition runs Thursday, February 6, 2014 on the snowboard slopestyle course at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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British snowboard athlete Aimee Fuller sails through the air Thursday, February 6, 2014 on her second run in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Thursday was the opening day of competition a the Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Sweden's Niklas Matsson competes Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jessika Jenson crashes on her first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Jenson qualified for Sunday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jessika Jenson crashes on her first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Jenson qualified for Sunday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jessika Jenson reacts after crashing on her first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Jenson qualified for Sunday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Switzerland's Elena Koenz crashes on her second run Thursday, February 6, 2014 during snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The first day of snowboard slopestyle competition Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Ryan Stassel competes on his first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Stassel qualified for Saturday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Karly Shorr competes Thursday, February 6, 2014 during the first day of snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Shorr qualified to go straight to Sunday's finals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jamie Anderson, right, is congratulated by her sister, Nora Anderson, Thursday, February 6, 2014 following the first day of snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Anderson was the top US ladies' qualifier and goes straight to Sunday's finals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jamie Anderson spins with her niece, Kenzie Wilson, Thursday, February 6, 2014 following the first day of snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing being debuted at the Sochi Games. Anderson was the top US ladies' qualifier and goes straight to Sunday's finals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jamie Anderson laughs with her father, Joey Anderson, Thursday, February 6, 2014 following the first day of snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Anderson was the top US ladies' qualifier and goes straight to Sunday's finals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Russia's Alexey Subolev on his first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Sweden's Sven Thorgren vaults a giant Russian nesting doll on the snowboard slopestyle course, Thursday, February 6, 2014, on the opening day of competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Charles Guldemond competes on his first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Guldemond qualified for Saturday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Charles Guldemond competes on his first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Guldemond qualified for Saturday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Ryan Stassel sails over a giant version of a Russian nesting doll on his first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Stassel qualified for Saturday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Switzerland's Jan Scherrer sails over a giant Russian nestin doll Thursday, February 6, 2014 during snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Course workers groom one of the jumps on the snowboard slopestyle course Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Workers install a Sochi 2014 logo on the side of a jump between competition runs Thursday, February 6, 2014 on the snowboard slopestyle course at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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British snowboard athlete Aimee Fuller sails through the air Thursday, February 6, 2014 on her second run in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Thursday was the opening day of competition a the Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Sweden's Niklas Matsson competes Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jessika Jenson crashes on her first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Jenson qualified for Sunday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jessika Jenson crashes on her first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Jenson qualified for Sunday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jessika Jenson reacts after crashing on her first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Jenson qualified for Sunday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Switzerland's Elena Koenz crashes on her second run Thursday, February 6, 2014 during snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The first day of snowboard slopestyle competition Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Ryan Stassel competes on his first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Stassel qualified for Saturday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Karly Shorr competes Thursday, February 6, 2014 during the first day of snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Shorr qualified to go straight to Sunday's finals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jamie Anderson, right, is congratulated by her sister, Nora Anderson, Thursday, February 6, 2014 following the first day of snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Anderson was the top US ladies' qualifier and goes straight to Sunday's finals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jamie Anderson spins with her niece, Kenzie Wilson, Thursday, February 6, 2014 following the first day of snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing being debuted at the Sochi Games. Anderson was the top US ladies' qualifier and goes straight to Sunday's finals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jamie Anderson laughs with her father, Joey Anderson, Thursday, February 6, 2014 following the first day of snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Anderson was the top US ladies' qualifier and goes straight to Sunday's finals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Russia's Alexey Subolev on his first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Sweden's Sven Thorgren vaults a giant Russian nesting doll on the snowboard slopestyle course, Thursday, February 6, 2014, on the opening day of competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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