About 40,000 people watched from the stands at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi the introduction of 3,000 athletes from 88 countries competing in a record 98 medal events. More than 50 heads of state and government are attending the opening ceremony in what organizers say is a record. Photos from the Opening Ceremony special to SochiPhotos.com by Suzanna Sidorenko.
Todd Lodwick led the US delegation during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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