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Winter Olympics

Russians celebrate as costliest Olympics ever comes to a close

Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

Monday, 24 February, 2014, 10:19am 1 comment

Snub fired me to gold, says Russia's new Olympic figure skating champion Adelina Sotnikova

Newly-crowned Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova admitted that her fury at being overlooked in favour of fellow teen Julia Lipnitskaia to compete for Russia in the new team event in Sochi had motivated her desire for victory.

21 Feb 2014 - 9:51am 1 comment

Tuesday's highlights at the Winter Olympics


19 Feb 2014 - 12:05pm

Monday's highlights at the Winter Olympics

LOST IN A FOG Soup was the special on the Olympic menu. Thick, soupy fog in the mountains rolled in to Krasnaya Polyana on Sunday night, stuck around on Monday and knocked out a bunch of events. A men’s biathlon race and a snowboard event were both postponed until Tuesday. “Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate,” American snowboardcross rider Nate Holland said.

18 Feb 2014 - 11:27am

China, world's dominant aerials force, beaten by Belarus

China came to the Sochi Games with the top-ranked men’s and women’s aerials team in the world.

It left without an Olympic gold medal. Again.

18 Feb 2014 - 11:20am

Skater Barton Lui had no need for doctor, says Hong Kong Olympics chief

Hong Kong’s sole Winter Olympian, Barton Lui Pan-to, had been passed fit by a doctor before he left to take part in the Winter Games in Sochi, said senior Hong Kong Olympic Committee official Pang Chung.

13 Feb 2014 - 5:15am 8 comments

52 Olympians urge Russia to repeal gay laws

Current and former Olympians criticise Games officials and sponsors for lack of action over anti-gay measures On the eve of the Sochi Winter Games, more than 50 current and former Olympians have called on the Russian authorities to repeal recently introduced anti-gay laws and criticised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and multinational sponsors for not doing more to force them to do s

31 Jan 2014 - 5:22pm

Team USA's Olympics gear made entirely in America, Ralph Lauren says

Ralph Lauren Corp unveiled its Team USA designs for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday, emphasising that – “from yarn to dye” – they were made in America.

30 Oct 2013 - 2:31pm

The force behind Russia's 'Oligarch Olympics'

The mountains of Sochi are now home to Potanin's slope, Gazprom's gondola lift and Sberbank's ski jump. The nicknames used by locals and an army of construction workers leave no doubt about who is paying for the 2014 Winter Games: Russia's business powerhouses.

26 May 2013 - 5:54am

Russia have reality check before Sochi Winter Olympics

Any dreams Russia had of dominating their home Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next year have been dealt a harsh reality check by the mediocre performances of the country's athletes this season.

31 Mar 2013 - 4:56am