Some Sochi venues unnerve even daredevils Athletes warn slopestyle ski event might be too extreme ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Sergei Grits/Associated Press American Sage Kotsenburg took a jump during the men’s snowboard slopestyle semifinal. Kotsenburg captured the gold medal. Vincent Jannink/EPA Alexej Baumgaertner of Germany negotiated a turn in the track during the men’s 5,000-meter speed skating event. Clive Mason/Getty Images Charlotte Kalla of Sweden celebrated her silver-medal performance after the ladies’ skiathlon event. Harry How/Getty Images Cross-country skiers departed from the mass start at the beginning of the ladies’ skiathlon. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Josephine Pucci (left) of the US fought for the puck with Finland’s Michelle Karvinen during their game Saturday.