Around the Games: Day 1 - Winter Olympic Games

Stunning Moments From Day 1 of the Winter Olympics

Control Issues Tom Pennington/Getty Images Control Issues Bryce Bennett barely holds it together during downhill training. Finish What You Start Clive Mason/Getty Images Finish What You Start Things were looking good for Andriy Mandziy until he fell off his sled and crashed midway through the course. But the determined Ukrainian hopped back on and finished his run. Speed Thrills Jamie Squire/Getty Images Speed Thrills Lim Hyojun gives South Korea its first gold of the Games, winning the 1500m and setting an Olympic short track speed skating record in the process. Night Flight Lars Baron/Getty Images Night Flight A spectacular backdrop surrounds ski jumper Michael Hayboeck during the men's normal hill individual final. Alone at the Top Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images Alone at the Top 16 years after winning her first Olympic medal in Salt Lake City, 37-year-old Marit Bjorgen took silver for Norway in the 15km skiathlon. It is her 11th career medal, making her the most decorated female Winter Olympian of all time. Rare Air Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Rare Air A dazzling color blankets Australia's Lydia Lassila as she twists through the sky during aerials training jumps. Nothing But the Back of the Net Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Nothing But the Back of the Net Alina Muller scored early and often, netting a hat trick in just the first period alone in Switzerland's convincing win over Korea in the women's ice hockey prelims. Exit Stage Left) MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images Exit Stage Left) France's Thibaut Fauconnet waved farewell to his medal chance with a crash in short track speed skating 1500m final. Mountains in the Mist Ryan Pierse/Getty Images, Mountains in the Mist Slopestyle snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight of New Zealand cuts through the less than perfect conditions at Phoenix Snow Park.