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Olympic workers fall from roof while clearing snow

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 07:44

Six workers have fallen off a roof at the bobsled centre for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi when the snow they were clearing slid to the ground.

Finnish minister to boycott Sochi opening ceremony

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 16:15

Finland`s sports and culture minister will boycott the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month due to concerns over Russia`s human rights violations.

Russia tightens security in Sochi before Olympics

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 14:21

Russian forces went on combat alert in Sochi and tightened restrictions on access to the Black Sea resort as part of measures by President Vladimir Putin to ensure security at next month`s Winter Olympics.

Putin lifts `blanket ban` against protests, demonstrations at Winter Olympics

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 14:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly withdrawn a blanket ban on demonstrations in and around the upcoming Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi.

US offers security assistance to Russia for Winter Olympics

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 13:25

The US has offered security assistance to Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, in view of the two bombings in the country just before New Year.

Putin lifts ban on protests at Sochi Games

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 14:11

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed a decree lifting a blanket ban on political protests at the Sochi Winter Olympics, bowing to pressure from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Volgograd suicide attacks: Vladimir Putin says will fiercely fight terrorists

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 09:38

Just weeks before the crucial Sochi Games are to begin, Russia was stunned by two suicide attacks that killed a total of 31 people within a span of 48 hours, triggering a high alert in the country.

Second suicide bomber in Russia`s Volgograd kills 14 on bus

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 03:07

A bomb ripped a bus apart in Volgograd on Monday, killing 14 people in the second deadly attack blamed on suicide bombers in the southern Russian city in 24 hours and raising fears of Islamist attacks on the Winter Olympics.

Volgograd suicide attacks `linked`; Russia steps up security ahead of Sochi Games

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 09:36

A day after the horrific attack at a railway station in Russia`s Volgograd, another blast was reported to have taken place on a trolleybus in the city on Monday, killing 10 people.

Defending champion Shiva settles for silver in Luge Asia Cup

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 16:31

India`s Shiva Keshavan failed to retain his title in the 16th Luge Asia Cup as he settled for the silver in Nagano, Japan on Sunday.

Putin urges popularising new Olympic sports

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 20:17

Russian athletes should try themselves in the modern sports featuring in the Olympics while not forgetting about the traditional ones, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

`Heavy snowfall may disrupt Sochi Games`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 14:35

No shortage of snow has been forecast for the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, but potential heavy snowfall may cause real problems, a Russian official said.