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Russia to host ``highest-level`` FIFA World Cup

Russia to host ``highest-level`` FIFA World Cup

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 09:00

Russia vowed to hold its first FIFA World Cup in 2018 at the highest level possible.

Putin demands regular reports on Sochi Olympics

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 14:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the organisers of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for fortnightly reports on the preparations for the Games.

IOC seeks clarity on Russia`s anti-gay law

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 15:12

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants more clarifications from the Russian government on its anti-gay law ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Russian astronauts to take Olympic torch to ISS

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 11:47

A team of Russian astronauts will take the unlit Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the relay route.

Firm of ex-Olympic boss faces probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:42

Russian prosecutors are investigating the possible misuse of government funds at a firm run by an official criticised for the mismanagement of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic.

Shiva gets IOC scholarship, Winter Games dream still alive

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 10:01

Left in lurch after denial of government funding, Indian luge competitor Shiva Keshavan has found support from the IOC, which has granted him the Olympic Solidarity Scholarship to compete in the qualifiers for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

Sochi Olympics torch relay to be longest one

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 19:04

Organisers of the Sochi Olympics said the torch relay of the 2014 Winter Games will be the longest and vowed to bring the audience a splendid opening ceremony.

Russian PM exhorts athletes to do best at Sochi Games

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 18:31

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has expressed the hope that Russian athletes would do their best at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Russian Winter Olympic mascots to appear on coins

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 09:36

Russia has started minting 10 million commemorative coins featuring the three mascots of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

Russian deputy PM admits delays for 2014 Olympics

Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 11:12

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak acknowledged that more than 70 construction projects for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games are behind schedule but denied the Olympics would be affected.