Olympic firsts: Making history in Sochi

Olympic debuts, new records, and first-ever ties — the Sochi Games were filled with first-time feats.

Women's downhill gold medalists Switzerland's Dominique Gisin, left, and Slovenia's Tina Maze, right, hold hands during a flower ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Maze, Gisin win gold in women's Olympic downhill
Women's downhill gold medalists Switzerland's Dominique Gisin, left, and Slovenia's Tina Maze, right, hold hands during a flower ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States pose for photographers with the U.S. flag after placing first in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Davis, White of US win Olympic ice dance gold
Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States pose for photographers with the U.S. flag after placing first in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Sarah Hendrickson jumps during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual first round at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Sarah Hendrickson jumps during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual first round at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Sarah Hendrickson jumps during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual first round at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
2014 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES -- Pictured: (l-r) U.S. Figure skater Jason Brown, host Meredith Vieira during an interview on February 15, 2014 during the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank).
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2014 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES -- Pictured: (l-r) U.S. Figure skater Jason Brown, host Meredith Vieira during an interview on February 15, 2014 during the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank).
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines peforms during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 7
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines peforms during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Gold medalist Maddie Bowman of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Ski Halfpipe on day fourteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 14
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Gold medalist Maddie Bowman of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Ski Halfpipe on day fourteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova's won the gold medal in women's figure skating in a program that narrowly topped favorite and silver medalist Yuna Kim. Betsy McKay reports from Sochi on the News Hub. Photo: AP.
Russia Takes Figure Skating Gold in Upset
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova's won the gold medal in women's figure skating in a program that narrowly topped favorite and silver medalist Yuna Kim. Betsy McKay reports from Sochi on the News Hub. Photo: AP.
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 19: Luke Steyn of Zimbabwe reacts during the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Alpine Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 12
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 19: Luke Steyn of Zimbabwe reacts during the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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