Sochi: Day 12 highlights – Russian ice hockey star Alexander Ovechkin (R) was left distraught following his team's quarterfinal defeat by Finland at the Winter Olympics in Sochi on Wednesday.
Sochi: Day 12 highlights – Corey Perry (R) scored in the third period to give Canada a 2-1 victory over Latvia and put the three-time defending champion through to the semifinals.
Sochi: Day 12 highlights – The Canadians will next face the United States in a rematch of the 2010 final. The Americans progressed by beating the Czech Republic 5-2 at the Shayba Arena.
Sochi: Day 12 highlights – Canada claimed gold in the women's bobsleigh when Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse triumphed ahead of Americans Elana Myers and Lauryn Williams -- the latter of whom was seeking to add to her Summer Games sprint relay title.
Sochi: Day 12 highlights – Biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time after being part of the Norway team's success in the mixed relay -- it was the eighth gold of his career and 13th overall.
Sochi: Day 12 highlights – American skier Ted Ligety claimed the second gold medal of his career with victory in the men's giant slalom.
Sochi: Day 12 highlights – However, compatriot Bode Miller's Olympic career is likely over after the 36-year-old -- who shared bronze in the super-G -- pulled out of Saturday's slalom due to a knee problem. He was 20th in the giant slalom.
Sochi: Day 12 highlights – Norway also won the women's cross country team sprint, with Marit Bjoergen (right) claiming her second gold of the games alongside Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg.
Sochi: Day 12 highlights – Finland won its first gold of the Sochi Games as Sami Jauhojaervi (R) and Iivo Niskanen triumphed in the men's cross country team sprint.
Sochi: Day 12 highlights – U.S.-born snowboarder Vic Wild took gold for his adopted nation Russia in the parallel giant slalom, while his wife Alena Zavarzina claimed bronze in the women's event won by Switzerland's Patrizia Kummer.
Sochi: Day 12 highlights – Czech speed skater Martina Sablikova halted Dutch dominance at Adler Arena by defending her women's 5,000 meters title from 3,000m champion Ireen Wust and Carien Kleibuker, also from the Netherlands.