After years of training, competitors' dreams can come to a crashing end in a split-second at the Winter Olympics.

Warm temperatures in Sochi have resulted in soft snow and slush - and spectacular falls.

Women's slopestyle skier Yuki Tsubota of Canada was taken off the course with a suspected fractured jaw following a scary crash at the end of her second run in the finals.

In this gallery, IBTimesUK looks at thrills and spills on the ice and snow.