First doping shocks hit Sochi Games

The first doping cases to hit the 2014 Sochi Games emerged Friday after a double gold-medal winning German female biathlete and an Italian bobsledder tested positive for banned substances.

For Olympic athletes, tools for medal chase include video analysis apps

Teams striving for medals from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are turning to video analysis apps to help them fine-tune their performance and give them a competitive edge.

Ice dancers glide to centre stage at Sochi Games

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.

Fog delays snowboard cross start

Thick fog in the Caucasus mountains on Monday morning has delayed the start of men`s snowboard cross Olympic competition, which will now go ahead without the scheduled seeding runs, organisers said.

Wings of Fire, King of Ice: Japan cheers its medallists

Japanese newspapers ran exultant banner headlines and television stations had blanket coverage on Monday to celebrate the nation`s second Olympic medallist in as many days after Noriaki Kasai took silver in the ski jump at the age of 41.

US men edge Russians in ice hockey thriller, but skaters fail again

The United States edged out host nation Russia in a thrilling men`s ice hockey game at the Winter Olympics on Saturday, but a last-minute switch of high-tech suits failed to propel American speed skaters to their first medal of the Sochi Games.

IOC bans Burke memorial stickers from helmets

Athletes at the Sochi Games will not be allowed to use helmet stickers as a mark of respect for Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died in an accident two years ago, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

Matthias Mayer storms to downhill title, Russia eye first gold

Austria`s Matthias Mayer stormed to gold in the Winter Olympics men`s downhill Sunday as Russia eyed a first medal and tried to solve the problem of empty seats at its $50 billion showpiece.

Records fall on golden day at Sochi Games 2014

Records tumbled on the first day of medal action at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday as organisers breathed a sigh of relief after a dazzling opening ceremony hailed as a success around the world.

Sochi Games 2014: Dominant Kramer retains 5,000m speed skating crown

Speed skater Sven Kramer retained his Olympic 5,000m title on Saturday, destroying the field to win by nearly five seconds as the Netherlands swept the podium, 50 years after the last clean sweep in the event.

Sara Takanashi put in ski jump shade by Iraschko-Stolz

Austria`s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz dominated the women`s first outing on an Olympic ski jumping hill Saturday, winning two of the three training jumps and relegating Japanese favourite Sara Takanashi to second spot.

Director plays down Sochi ceremony glitch

The creative director of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony played down the significance of a technical hitch during the lavish show on Friday, where one of the five rings that make up the Games` symbol failed to open.

Sochi Games 2014: Russia captivates with stunning opening show

Sochi dazzled the world on Friday with an opening ceremony featuring a feast of Russian music and a cast of thousands including ballet stars, acrobats, cosmonauts -- and even an ex-heavyweight boxer.

Sochi Games 2014: Glitch at opening as Russia one ring short

Russia`s glitzy ceremony to open the Sochi Winter Olympic Games got off to a rocky start on Friday when one of the Olympic rings that was supposed to appear failed to emerge.