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Five cities submit application to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 18:56

The cities of Krakow (Poland), Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lviv (Ukraine) and Beijing (China) Friday submitted their respective applications to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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.

Pussy Riot came to Sochi looking for trouble: Russia Deputy PM

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 14:56

The high profile members of punk group Pussy Riot came to Olympics host Sochi this week looking for trouble, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Saturday after the women were filmed being beaten with a horsewhip.

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.

US govt issues shoe-bomb advisory to airlines

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:06

The US federal government has issued a new advisory to airlines, warning of potential threats of bombs hidden in shoes on inbound flights to the US.

Pussy Riot members say arrested in central Sochi

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 15:56

The two members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot who were released from prison colonies late last year said they had both been arrested Tuesday in downtown Sochi during the Olympic Games.

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.

Sochi activist launches hunger strike to protest jail term

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 15:40

A leading Russian activist who was jailed after criticising the environmental impact of the Olympic Games in Sochi has gone on hunger strike, his organisation said Monday.

Transgender ex-member of Italy Assembly held in Sochi

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 15:08

A transgender former member of Italy`s Parliament said on Monday she had been detained by Russian police for about three hours for trying to stage a gay rights protest at the Winter Olympics.

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.

Ban lead shot in Olympics to save wildlife, water: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 22:07

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must ban the use of lead shot used in the biathlon shooting events to prevent wildlife poisoning and health threats to surface and groundwater, says a paper.

Ukrainian charged over bid to hijack Turkish plane

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 03:19

An Istanbul court Sunday charged a Ukrainian man over his failed attempt to force a Turkish airliner to land in Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway.