Russia to consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympic Games
Russia to consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympic Games

In a bid to stop injury-prone athletes from denying places to young competitors, the Russian parliament would consider a proposal to bar athletes from competing in more than two Olympic Games.

My Russian heritage is non-negotiable, says Maria Sharapova
My Russian heritage is non-negotiable, says Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova`s life-changing move from Siberia to Florida as a seven-year-old propelled her on a path to fame and fortune but she says she would never turn her back on her mother country.

Russian official dismisses 2018 World Cup boycott suggestion
Russian official dismisses 2018 World Cup boycott suggestion

Russia will stage the 2018 soccer World Cup and will host it well, the Russian Football Union`s honorary president told Reuters on Monday, dismissing calls by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for his country`s allies to boycott the event.

IOC hopes sweeping Olympic changes to mark Games revival
IOC hopes sweeping Olympic changes to mark Games revival

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.

US ski star Miller hit in Masters quesadilla caper

Six-time Olympic ski medalist Bode Miller, long known as a bad boy on the global alpine circuit, ran afoul of the Augusta National rules Thursday while at the Masters.

Sixers pound Pistons to halt losing skid

The Philadelphia 76ers avoided a record-setting 27th consecutive loss with a dominating 123-98 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.

Killy quits IOC amid Putin links criticism

French ski legend Jean-Claude Killy on Friday resigned from the International Olympic Committee, insisting he had no regrets about his close ties to Russia`s President Vladimir Putin.

After Sochi, gay sports event faces high hurdles in Russia

Days after the closing of the Sochi Winter Olympics, a gay sports organisation`s plan to hold Russia`s first open Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender athletic competition was under threat from bureaucratic barriers it said stemmed from discrimination.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Record fifth gold for An

Victor An, a former South Korean who represents Russia in the Sochi Olympics, won the men`s 500m short track at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Friday to bring his tally to a record five golds in this sport.

US govt issues shoe-bomb advisory to airlines

The US federal government has issued a new advisory to airlines, warning of potential threats of bombs hidden in shoes on inbound flights to the US.

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.

Ski jumps are fine, official says in wake of crashes

The International Ski Federation has no concerns about the ski jumps at the Sochi Winter Olympics, a federation spokesman said on Thursday, in the wake of two night-time training crashes, one of which sent an athlete to hospital.

Satirist under fire for comparing Sochi Games and Hitler`s Olympics

President Vladimir Putin`s allies are seeking an apology from a Russian satirist who drew a comparison between the Sochi Winter Olympics and the 1936 Berlin games Adolf Hitler used to help entrench his power and offer a rosy picture of Nazi Germany.

Howell takes women`s freestyle slopestyle gold

Dara Howell of Canada produced an incredible score of 94.20 points on her first run to take gold in the Olympic women`s freestyle skiing slopestyle event on Tuesday.

Canada`s Bilodeau retains men`s moguls title

Alex Bilodeau retained his men`s moguls title at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday with a stunning score of 26.31 as Canada continued to dominate the discipline.

Ukrainian charged over bid to hijack Turkish plane

An Istanbul court Sunday charged a Ukrainian man over his failed attempt to force a Turkish airliner to land in Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway.

US lawmakers see serious threat of attacks in Russia during Olympics

Top lawmakers from the US House of Representatives` intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics.

US lawmakers see serious threat of attacks in Russia during Olympics

Top lawmakers from the US House of Representatives` intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics.

Luger Shiva Keshavan virtually out of contention in Winter Games

India`s Shiva Keshavan brought up the rear after two rounds of men`s singles luge competitions, finishing 37th out of 39 athletes in the Sochi Winter Games, here today.

India`s luger Shiva Keshavan clocks 53.905 in heat 1 at Sochi Winter Olympics

India`s luger Shiva Keshavan clocked 53.905 in the first heat of the men`s singles luge event at the Sochi Winter Olympics here on Saturday.