SOCHI, Russia -

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are officially in full swing. As of Monday night a total of 14 gold medals have been awarded, with two of those going to Americans -- and more in store.

With two days already in the books, there's still a lot to look forward to. This year’s Games feature no fewer than 12 new events including luge team relay, free skiing half-pipe, snowboard slopestyle and women's ski jump.

Anchorage Olympian Kikkan Randall began her quest for gold early Tuesday and men's hockey at the Bolshoy Ice Dome doesn't get started until Wednesday, but in the meantime plenty of people are coming to see the spectacle of athletes competing on the world stage.

Through the first few days of the Games, Olympic officials say they’ve sold about 90 percent of tickets for all events, although 10 percent of those who had tickets were unable to attend them. Russian authorities say spectators are still getting accustomed to the Olympic complex.

"During the first days, people are really working out with the timing -- how long does it actually take time to get to the venues, how long does it take them to cross the security perimeter," said Aleksandra Kosterina, head of the Sochi 2014 Commission. "So it's not an issue of security per se, but an issue of the logistics."

Sports are definitely the big draw here in Sochi, but they aren't the only thing visitors are looking forward to.

"What I'm really excited about is being in a place that is completely foreign to me, but I feel somewhat comfortable in," said Wyoming spectator Gabrielle Kouchacji. "I don't speak Russian, so this is really interesting -- going to a place that I would never go to on my own."

There are nearly two weeks of action still ahead for Sochi, with the closing ceremonies set for Feb. 23.