Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge
Rio 2016 Olympics makes low-carbon pledge

Eco-friendly initiatives will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tons during the Rio 2016 Olympics, Games organisers said.

Gigantic Games look a thing of past after Sochi

When the flame went out in Russia`s Sochi on Sunday, the 2014 Winter Games went down in history as the most expensive Olympics with an overall price tag estimated at more than $50 billion.

IOC chief says Russia `delivered all it promised`

IOC President Thomas Bach on Sunday congratulated Russia for delivering "all what it had promised" in hosting the Sochi Games and thanked President Vladimir Putin for his role ensuring their "extraordinary success".

Sochi prepares to close Putin`s Games

Sochi`s $50 billion Olympics, plagued by a chorus of fears over terrorism and civil rights in the build-up, close Sunday with Russia hailing a Games wrapped up in the image of President Vladimir Putin.

Olympics: Me, myself, I, says teen queen Shiffrin

Already compared to other greats of alpine skiing at the age of 18, US teen Mikaela Shiffrin insisted Friday she was her own person after being crowned Olympic champion.

Sochi Olympics: Topless Chamoun lets skiing do talking

Lebanon`s Jackie Chamoun insisted her mind was solely on skiing Friday as she competed in the Olympic slalom, days after footage of a topless photo shoot caused an uproar at home.

Figure skating-Korean officials seek `Queen Yuna` enquiry

The outcry over the judging in the women`s Olympic figure skating competition took a new turn on Friday when South Korea`s skating union requested an investigation into whether it was run fairly.

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen becomes most decorated Winter Games athlete

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen earned his 13th Olympic medal on Wednesday to become the most decorated Winter Games athlete when Norway won gold in the biathlon mixed relay.

Pussy Riot say Cossacks beat them with whips in Sochi

Members of the all-women Russian protest group Pussy Riot said they were beaten with whips on Wednesday by Cossacks who are helping patrol Sochi during the Winter Olympics.

Drama on ice at Sochi Games, Ukraine team frets over violence

The world`s ice hockey superpowers slug it out for a place in the men`s semi-finals at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday, when the more graceful yet no less competitive women`s figure skating also gets underway.

Figure skating - Zoueva coaches gold and silver winners

Marina Zoueva faced the ultimate test of her loyalties at the Winter Olympics on Monday as, in a bitter-sweet twist for ice dancing`s supreme coach, she found her allegiances torn three ways.

Sochi weathers warm temperatures but struggles with fog

Organisers of the Sochi Olympics defied the odds when they battled unusually warm temperatures for a week but they were helpless against a winter fog that caused events to be postponed on Monday.

Sochi Olympics: US skating pair break world record, Jamaicans flop

US ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White set a new world record in the short dance at the Olympics while the gallant Jamaican bobsleigh team came down to earth with a bump.

China`s Zhou retains women`s 1500m title

Chinese speed skater Zhou Yang timed her charge to perfection to retain her 1,500 metres short track title at the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday.

IOC says activist`s jailing `not Games related`

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday said that it believed the jailing of a Russian activist who criticised the environmental damage from Sochi 2014 was not related to the Games.

Unfancied Swiss wins alpine gold in balmy Sochi

Swiss outsider Sandro Viletta won men`s super combined Olympic gold Friday as the big Alpine ski stars failed to fire while soaring temperatures sent organisers scrambling to re-jig training schedules.

Sochi Games 2014: Girls go wild for skating heart-throb Brian Joubert

French figure skating heart-throb Brian Joubert has six world championship medals to show for his long career -- plus the undying devotion of legions of female fans.

Neureuther misses Sochi flight after car crash

German slalom specialist Felix Neureuther is being examined for whiplash following a car accident on an icy road on his way to the airport to the Sochi Olympic Games, Germany`s skiing federation spokesman said on Friday.

Sochi Games: Luger Keshavan 37th after penultimate round

Out of contention for a medal, India`s Shiva Keshavan remained at a disappointing 37th spot after third and penultimate round of men`s singles luge competitions in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games here today.

Sochi sells 92% of tickets, security keeps some away

The organisers of the Winter Olympics in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi said on Sunday they had sold 92 percent of the tickets available for the first day of main competition but admitted thousands had not made it on time due to tight security.