Nail-biting finishes, near-miss moments and high emotional drama have marked many of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 events.

IBTimes UK takes a look at some of the stunning images of the athletes from across the globe.

Germany leads the table with seven golds, three silvers and one bronze followed by Switzerland with five golds and one silver and bronze.

Canada, Norway and the US occupy the third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

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The moon rises over the mountains behind the public entrance to the Olympic Park at the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
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A girl wipes her face while holding a Russian flag during the men's freestyle skiing moguls qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa KhutoReuters
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Sophie Caldwell of the U.S. prepares before the start of the women's cross-country 10km classic event at the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
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Olympic officials who maintain the ice jump out of the way as China's Kexin Fan crashes out into the barrier in the women's 500 metres short track speed skating semifinal event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
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An elderly woman sells sunflower seeds on an embankment at Adler during the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
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Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. speeds down the track during a women's skeleton training at the Sanki sliding center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, near Sochi,Reuters
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Estonia's Kadri Lehtla reacts during the women's biathlon 15km individual event at the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
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A supporter of Britain holds flags during the women's skeleton event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa KhutorReuters
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Emily Cook of the U.S. performs a jump during a practice session before the women's freestyle skiing aerials finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa KhutorReuters
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Japan's Daisuke Takahashi competes during the figure skating men's free skating program at the Sochi 2014 Winter OlympicsReuters
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Jason Brown of the U.S. competes during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter OlympicsReuters
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A person climbs on the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues, before the medals ceremony during the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
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Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu competes during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter OlympicsReuters
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Britain's Elizabeth Yarnold celebrates with her national flag after winning the women's skeleton event at the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
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Germany's Frank Rommel speeds down the track during the men's skeleton event at the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
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Germany's Richard Freitag soars through the air during the men's ski jumping large hill individual qualification round during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa KhutorReuters
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Kazakhstan's Zhibek Arapbayeva performs a jump during the women's freestyle skiing aerials qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa KhutoReuters
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Britain's skip Eve Muirhead shouts down the sheet during their women's curling round robin game against South Korea in the Ice Cube Curling Center at the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
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A fan shows off a Russian flag painted in her stomach before the start of the women's alpine skiing Super G competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine CenterReuters
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South Korea's skip Kim Ji-sun shouts down the sheet during their women's curling round robin game against Britain in the Ice Cube Curling Center at the 2014 Sochi OlympicsReuters