Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Day 1 Winners and Losers

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Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Day 1 Winners and Losers
Andy Wong/Associated Press
Sage Kotsenburg celebrates his snowboard slopestyle victory.

Finally the discussion of stray dogs, dangerous accommodations and questionable security can come to an end. It's time to focus on what really matter in Sochi—the athletic competition.

The opening day of the 2014 Winter Olympics was a busy one, both on the rink and the slope. The Americans and Norwegians are expected to battle back and forth for supremacy but, for one day at least, the Netherlands were in the mix with three medal wins—all in the same sport.

Let's take a look at the day and play both judge and jury. Who were the real winners and losers on Saturday in Sochi? Come explore the answer. Have some thoughts of your own? Let us know in the comments.

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