Latvian player gets 18-month doping ban

A Latvian ice hockey player has been banned for 18 months for failing a doping control during the 2014 Winter Olympics, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said Tuesday.

Winter Olympics 2014: Google Doodle marks the Sochi Games

To mark the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Google has come up with a colourful and vibrant doodle.

2014 Winter Olympics: Police hunts for suspected suicide bomber `Black Widow` in Sochi

Russian authorities are hunting for `Black Widow`, a possible suicide bomber, whose presence in Sochi has been confirmed ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

FBI sending security staff to secure Sochi Olympics from possible terror threats

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is sending dozens of agents and specialists to Russia ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Russia tightens security in Sochi before Olympics

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.

International Olympic Committee must push Russia on gay rights: Navratilova

Tennis star Martina Navratilova and US basketball player Jason Collins said on Tuesday the International Olympic Committee has not done enough to defend the rights of gay athletes ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Reigning Olympic champ Vonn hurt in training crash

Reigning Olympic downhill champion and four-time overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn was injured in a crash during a downhill training run at Copper Mountain.

UN urges Olympic social inclusion amid Russian gay rights storm

The UN General Assembly called on Wednesday for an international truce during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and urged Moscow "to promote social inclusion without discrimination" amid outrage over the country`s ban on gay "propaganda" among minors.

Olympic torch to go on spacewalk for first time as part of Sochi 2014 relay

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics torch will be sent to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft this week.

Torch Relay for Sochi Winter Olympics braves storms

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.

Putin demands regular reports on Sochi Olympics

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

Security not improving fast enough in region near Olympics: Vladimir Putin

Russia`s president ordered intelligence agencies on Monday to step up efforts to secure a volatile region near next year`s Winter Olympics, saying the situation was not improving fast enough.

Sochi Games work in full swing as torch ceremony looms

Preparations in Russia`s Black Sea resort are in full swing less than six months before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Cameron `concerned` over "gay abuse" in Russia, but rules out Sochi boycott

British Prime Minister David Cameron ruled out a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, saying on Saturday that attending the games is a better way of tackling prejudice against gays.

Russia will enforce anti-gay law during Olympics

Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

Edward Snowden row: Barack Obama may cancel talks with Vladimir Putin

US President Barack Obama may cancel his scheduled visit to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, as tension build up over Edward Snowden.

World and Olympic ski champion Lindsay Vonn’s knee surgery a success

Lindsay Vonn underwent a successful knee surgery after suffering a crash at the Alpine Ski World Championship.

Russia foils terror plot targeting Sochi Olympics

Three men suspected of being ringleaders of a cell of the North Caucasus-based terrorist group Caucasus Emirate were arrested in Abkhazia.

Rogge happy with Sochi`s progress for 2014 Games

IOC president Jacques Rogge gave his full support to the organisers of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, saying he was very happy with Sochi`s progress.

Rogge happy with Sochi`s progress for 2014 Games

IOC president Jacques Rogge gave his full support to the organisers of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, saying he was very happy with Sochi`s progress.