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Winter Olympics Nears the Halfway Point

Once every Olympics, it seems like there is one or two athletes that emerge from the hundreds who come to compete. Through a combination of charm, charisma and jaw-dropping performance, they grab the games and make them their own.

We're nearly to the halfway point of the Sochi Games, and it seems like we're still waiting on that star. We're waiting for that defining moment, the one you look back to years later when the Sochi Games come up in conversation and say, "That was something special."

Big names like Shaun White, Bode Miller and Shani Davis have all disappointed. Evegeni Plushenko won gold in the team figure skating event, but had to pull out of the individual competition because of a back injury.

Names that were big on Thursday were Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper who swept the podium for the United States in slopestyle skiing to capture one of the rarest triples of all: gold, silver and bronze.

Click here for some of the best pictures from day six of the Winter Olympics.

Valentines Day will be a busy one in Sochi with action taking place in curling, skiing, skating, biathlon, skeleton and hockey which is a lot for anyone who loves the Olympics.

Day seven of the Games is on tap Friday night – WECT News at 11 will still air at its normal timeLIVE online here: http://bit.ly/IF1M4O and on mobile: http://bit.ly/18l5Vot. We'll have an additional LIVE broadcast on WECT after day four has wrapped up at 11:30 p.m.

Tonight's Primetime Lineup:

7p – Wheel of Fortune

7:30p – Jeopardy

8p - 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

11p – WECT News DIGITAL Edition (online and mobile)

11:30p – WECT News Special Edition

Keep an eye on the WECT Olympic Zone for complete coverage of the Games. On mobile? Download the free WECT News App and look for the 2014 Sochi Olympics section featured under the "more" tab.

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