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Germany`s Savchenko, Szolkowy lead worlds

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 12:52

Retiring Olympic bronze medallists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany launched their bid for a fifth world pairs title in style by dominating the short programme on Wednesday.

Pussy Riot members attacked, injured

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 21:12

Two members of the Moscow-based Pussy Riots band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were seriously assaulted at a fast food outlet by local youths in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday.

Russian medal winners at Sochi Games rewarded with luxury cars

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 11:42

Russia rewarded the athletes who helped the Winter Olympics hosts top the medals table in Sochi by presenting the 13 gold medal winners and 20 other podium finishers with luxury SUVs on Thursday.

Putin`s Sochi Games to close, Russia top medals

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 23:10

Sochi`s $50 billion Olympics close Sunday with Russia hailing a Games closely wrapped up in the image of President Vladimir Putin and the country seizing first place in the medals table.

No celebration for Ukraine gold medal, says emotional Bubka

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 08:36

Ukraine`s second Winter Olympic Games gold medal will not be celebrated as the country`s Sochi team sticks together amid deadly clashes in anti-government demonstrations in Kiev.

S.Koreans blame Putin, bias for `Queen Yuna` loss

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 16:12

South Koreans blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin and biased judging at the Sochi Games after their top skater Kim Yuna was denied back-to-back Olympic golds by Russia`s Adelina Sotnikova.

Hockey heartache for hosts, Ukraine violence shocks Games

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:34

Russia fell to Finland in the big men`s hockey clash at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday, robbing the hosts of a shot at the gold they covet most, while athletes and officials reacted with shock to the deaths of protesters in neighbouring Ukraine.

Pussy Riot members released after arrest in Sochi

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 20:34

Russian police on Tuesday detained the two most famous Pussy Riot members in Sochi, host of the Winter Olympics, questioning the pair for several hours in a theft case.

Ice dancers glide to centre stage at Sochi Games

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 15:52

The climax to the Olympic ice dance competition will be a showdown between the United States and Canada in what should be the most captivating of seven medal events in Sochi on Monday.

India complete Olympic return, national flag unfurled at Sochi

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 21:16

The unfurling ceremony attended by a motley group of Indian squad, Indian Olympic Association`s newly-elected President N Ramachandran and other invitees marked the successful return of India to the Olympic fold.

Figure skating-Japan`s Hanyu survives slip and stumble to win gold

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 00:38

A fall and a stumble could not stop Japan`s Yuzuru Hanyu from becoming the first Asian to win the men`s Olympic figure skating title at the Sochi Games on Friday.

Freestyle skier "seriously hurt" in training crash

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 21:04

Russian Skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been seriously hurt in training with doctors making an immediate decision to operate, the Russian Freestyle Federation said on Saturday.