Violinist Vanessa Mae has appealed a four-year ban from ski competitions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after being found guilty of manipulating results in order to qualify for the Olympics.
Russian environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko, who was sentenced to three years in prison during the Sochi Olympic Games, has been transferred to a penal colony almost 1,000 kilometres away, his organisation said Thursday.
The attorneys of German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle Monday denied the accusation of conscious or "even willful" doping, three days after the biathlete was kicked out of the Sochi Games due to positive doping test result.
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`s $50 billion Olympics, closely interwoven with President Vladimir Putin`s image and plagued by controversy in the build-up, closed on Sunday with bold praise and Russia supreme on top of the medals table.
Russian short track speed skater Victor Ahn has become the most successful athlete at the Sochi Games with three gold medals and a bronze, eight years after he was a triple Olympic gold winner for his native South Korea.
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.
The Olympic Games in Sochi were hit by a third doping case on Saturday after a Ukrainian skier failed a drugs test, as German prosecutors searched the home of a double Olympic gold medal-winning biathlete.
German prosecutors have carried out searches at the home and training base of double Olympic gold medal-winning biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle after she tested positive for a banned substance, the German team at the Sochi Games said Saturday.