The fifth full day at Sochi featured eight events, six gold medalists, a high in the upper 50s and another metric ton of winter action.
After the hardware was all handed out, the rich were even richer; Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and Switzerland all picked up two medals each.
Team USA captured two of its own, but both came in the same event (women's snowboard halfpipe) while favorites like speedskater Shani Davis and the women's hockey team fell short of expectations.
No matter where your allegiances lie, it was another entertaining and compelling day of action. Only the Olympics can do what the Olympics can do. Here are the coolest images from a Wednesday below the blistering Russian sun.