Similar to most cultural events these days, the Sochi Winter Olympics are being recorded via Instagram, showcasing striking images captured during the many events of the Games. From selfies to sunsets, Instagram users offer an up-close and personal view of the Winter Olympics this year. Getty photographers, Olympic competitors, and various fans contributed to this stream of intense photos. While some images capture the energy, focus, and grace of the athletes, others present impressive scenery or more playful moments outside of the competitions. Experience the visual power of the Games with The Sochi Olympics Told Through Instagram.

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