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The first medals are awarded at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi

Today we have delivered the first medals of the Olympic Games in Sochi. The first trophies were handed out after the competition of the discipline of slopestyle in the U.S. Sage Kotsenburg won the gold medal. Norway leads the medal so far thanks to his second gold, obtained by the biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen in the men's 10 km sprint . Were opened in Sochi Olympic Winter Games. In our special coverage of RT correspondents who will be present in the city during all competitions, inform us in detail of the opening ceremony, regarded as " the most spectacular in the history " of this great sporting event. The countdown has ended : Friday , right at 20:14 (local time), ripped the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014 , one of the most ambitious in history. From the beginning, Sochi 2014 was not just a sports issue. " It is not only a recognition of the sporting achievements of Russia, but is undoubtedly an opinion on our country. 's Recognition of our growing capabilities , first , economic and social place ," said the president at the time Vladimir Putin. The result of seven years of permanent works are innovative facilities designed by the best architects in the world . The competition will take place in several separate spaces. The centerpiece is the Fisht Olympic Stadium which was named in honor of a local mountain . It has a capacity of 40,000 spectators and that is where the opening ceremony of the Olympics is held. The closing ceremony will also take place at this site. In 2015 the stadium will host the first Formula 1 race in Russia and also form part of the headquarters of the World Cup 2018.

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