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South Korea's sports ministry probes federations

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 11:30

South Korea`s sports ministry has launched a probe into seven winter sports federations in a bid to uncover any illegal activities and recover public trust in the organisations ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games.

Zach Parise picked to captain Team USA for Sochi Games

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 15:31

Zach Parise, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Games, was named captain of the US men`s ice hockey team for the Sochi Olympics on Friday.

US studying rescue plans in case of crisis at Sochi Olympics

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 02:53

In the face of concerns about possible attacks by militants during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, U.S. military and intelligence officials have been studying contingency plans for evacuating Americans from the games in case of a crisis.

Indian luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan qualifies for Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 11:47

India`s sole luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan has qualified for the Winter Olympics to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi from February 7 to 23.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly withdrawn a blanket ban on demonstrations in and around the upcoming Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi.

IOC president Bach says terrorism must never triumph

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 20:31

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has insisted Sochi 2014 is for athletic achievements and that "terrorism must never triumph" in his New Year`s message following two deadly bomb blasts in the Russian city of Volgograd this week.

Sindhu stands out as Indian sports takes a beating

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 15:03

For Indian sport, 2013 was a year of controversies and low-key performances, the country`s image globally taking a beating with the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by the apex body of world sport. Amid the gloom, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu provided some cheer.

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.

Shift in power heralds changes to Olympic movement

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 16:46

The Olympic Movement was at a crossroads in 2013 when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) underwent a shift in power in more than a decade by electing Thomas Bach as its president, replacing Jacques Rogge.

`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.

Japan speeds up evacuation plans of 2020 Olympics facilities

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 17:28

Japan will reportedly speed up the evacuation plans for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, following a warning of 70 percent likelihood of a large earthquake striking the capital within 30 years.

Torch Relay for Sochi Winter Olympics braves storms

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 09:12

The Torch Relay of the Olympic Flame, which burns for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, braved storms in mainland Greece on Tuesday, as it continued its trip across the country.