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Dizzying photos of Sochi athletes in flight

Olympic photography is a competitive business, especially for the veteran professionals who have to go toe-to-toe with drone cameras, photo agencies installing lightning-speed fiber optic networks at the games, and astronomically expensive and rapidly changing camera technology.<p>As such, …

Figure Skating

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark<p>• Check out our gallery of motion blur photos here

Sochi 2014: 10 best agony and ecstasy pictures at the Winter Olympics

From the heartbreak of defeat to the joy of winning gold, the emotions of these Olympians are laid bare for all to see. Here are the most emotive shots from the Games thus far<p>• Check out our other ‘10best’ galleries such as the 10 best multiple exposure photos

An Olympic bronze can bring more joy than a silver medal, study suggests

If you are an Olympic athlete and you don't win the gold, taking the bronze may bring you more joy than winning a silver medal.<p>It seems counter-intuitive. Coming second, after all is better than coming third when it comes to sports rankings and bragging rights. And yet on an emotional basis, for …

18 Of The Most Eye-Catching Costumes From The Olympic Figure Skating Team Event

With competition underway and the first medals already handed out in Olympic figure skating in Sochi, fans of the games' most glamorous sport have already gotten down to business evaluating the on-ice fashions on display during the inaugural team event.<p>Ahead of the individual figure skating events …