When the International Olympic Committee members vote on 40 recommendations next week to change the way the Games are awarded and run they will be saying `yes` to the biggest single overhaul of the Olympics in decades.
The jailing of a Russian environmentalist who had accused authorities of damaging the environment in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics is not related to the Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Saturday.
American snowboarder Shaun White, one of biggest draws at the Winter Olympics and favourite to win his third straight halfpipe title, bowed out without a medal on Tuesday in the biggest upset of the Games so far.
Carina Vogt of Germany made history on Tuesday when she won the women`s first ever Olympic ski jumping competition, marking the triumphant end of a 13-year fight by female athletes to take part in the Games.
A leading opponent of President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticised what he said was huge overspending on the Winter Olympics and accused Russian officials and businessmen of making big profits from the Games.
Russia, for years after the fall of the Soviet Union notorious as one of the world`s worst sports doping offenders, claims to have finally made progress in the fight against drugs and but now must convince sceptics when it hosts the Olympics.
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.