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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.