Seeing Sochi Day 3: Our favorite Olympics photos Sochi, Russia AP -- Among the eight gold medalists on Day 3 were: snowboarder Jamie Anderson, the American slopestyle queen who triumphed in her sport's Olympic debut; Irene Wust, who showed why speedskating is Dutch territory; and Russia in team figure skating, likewise an Olympic newcomer, for its first gold in Sochi.
Here are some of our favorite photos from Day 3.February 9, 2014
Dignitaries, family bid farewell to Joan Mondale The wife of former vice president Walter Mondale, Joan Mondale wasn't shy about stepping out on her own. She leveraged the political prominence of her husband to focus national attention on arts and culture.February 8, 2014
First gold medal goes to an American Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg has won the first gold medal in the Sochi Olympics. The 20-year old said his winning run was the best of his life.February 8, 2014
Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuit against baseball, players union The federal lawsuit was the Yankees third baseman's last chance at trying to overturn the unprecedented punishment handed down by the league over allegations that Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs and then tried to scuttle an investigation into his use of the drugs.February 7, 2014
Photos: Joan Mondale remembered Joan Mondale, wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale and a tireless advocate for the arts, died Monday while in hospice care at the age of 83. Her memorial service is Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.February 7, 2014