Making the cut: Qualification rounds began for the women's moguls, and figure skaters took the ice for the team men short program and the team pairs short program.
The qualification rounds in the men's and women's slopestyle competition -- making its debut at the Sochi Games -- saw athletes whiz down a daunting course littered with bumps, rails and jumps.
Thanks, I'll pass: The aforementioned event is the one ditched by champion U.S. snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White.
The king of cool, who's been nursing a wrist injury, withdrew Wednesday, a day after admitting the slopestyle course presented an "intimidating" challenge. He's going to focus instead on winning his third gold medal in the halfpipe, another snowboarding event.
Record numbers, record tally?: Team USA, with 230 members, will be the largest athlete delegation for any nation in Winter Olympics history. Made up of 125 men and 105 women, the team has high hopes of bringing back a record tally of medals.