Sochi Olympics

Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt gunning for Russian ban at Rio; says move will scare drug cheats

Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt gunning for Russian ban at Rio; says move will scare drug cheats

Russia won the third biggest overall medal haul at the London Olympics in 2012.

Jul 22, 2016, 15:30 PM IST
Russian sports ministry suspend four officials over doping scandal

Russian sports ministry suspend four officials over doping scandal

The Kremlin on Monday pledged to suspend all those implicated and deputy sports minister Yury Nagornykh.

Jul 19, 2016, 19:39 PM IST
Russia found guilty of doping manipulation; WADA demands complete ban from Rio Olympics

Russia found guilty of doping manipulation; WADA demands complete ban from Rio Olympics

McLaren's report said the sports ministry under Vitaly Mutko organised the subterfuge under which tainted urine samples were replaced.

Jul 18, 2016, 23:51 PM IST
Findings from WADA's report on Russian doping scandal – Here are the key pointers!

Findings from WADA's report on Russian doping scandal – Here are the key pointers!

The Moscow laboratory operated, for the protection of doped Russian athletes, within a state-dictated failsafe system.

Jul 18, 2016, 19:48 PM IST
Russia to be banned from Rio Olympics? Government found guilty of doping manipulation

Russia to be banned from Rio Olympics? Government found guilty of doping manipulation

The Moscow laboratory operated, for the protection of doped Russian athletes, within a state-dictated failsafe system.

Jul 18, 2016, 19:01 PM IST
Doping program behind Russian medals at Sochi Olympics: Report

Doping program behind Russian medals at Sochi Olympics: Report

The head of Russia`s Cross-country Skiing Federation Elena Vyalbe told Russia`s R-Sport news agency that there was "no doping."

May 13, 2016, 13:14 PM IST
Vladimir Putin spokesman says Russia doping charges appear unfounded

Vladimir Putin spokesman says Russia doping charges appear unfounded

Vladimir Uiba told Interfax he believed the report to be "politically motivated".

Nov 10, 2015, 19:42 PM IST
Olympic gold great, but Hahnenkamm win my dream:  Matthias Mayer

Olympic gold great, but Hahnenkamm win my dream: Matthias Mayer

Life has changed for Matthias Mayer after he streaked to Austria`s first men`s downhill gold in over a decade at last year`s Sochi Olympics.

Jan 23, 2015, 09:21 AM IST
Incheon says low-cost Games a role model for Asia

Incheon says low-cost Games a role model for Asia

The Asian Games in South Korea has not been a hit with spectators, but organisers insist their low-cost spectacle involving 9,500 athletes should be a role model for the continent.

Sep 27, 2014, 16:43 PM IST

Plushenko wants to compete at Pyeongchang Games

Double Olympic figure skating champion Yevgeny Plushenko says he wants to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Jul 03, 2014, 02:24 AM IST

Journalists protest internet fee for Commonwealth Games

Sports journalists from more than 100 countries have signed a petition protesting the internet fee imposed by the organisers of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

May 07, 2014, 12:12 PM IST

Latvian player gets 18-month doping ban

A Latvian ice hockey player has been banned for 18 months for failing a doping control during the 2014 Winter Olympics, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said Tuesday.

Apr 29, 2014, 17:26 PM IST

IOC announces another doping case from Sochi Games

Latvian ice hockey player Ralfs Freibergs became the eighth athlete and third hockey player to fail the Sochi Olympics dope tests.

Apr 26, 2014, 16:22 PM IST

Germany`s Savchenko, Szolkowy lead worlds

Retiring Olympic bronze medallists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany launched their bid for a fifth world pairs title in style by dominating the short programme on Wednesday.

Mar 26, 2014, 12:52 PM IST

Pussy Riot members attacked, injured

Two members of the Moscow-based Pussy Riots band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were seriously assaulted at a fast food outlet by local youths in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday.

Mar 06, 2014, 21:12 PM IST

Russian medal winners at Sochi Games rewarded with luxury cars

Russia rewarded the athletes who helped the Winter Olympics hosts top the medals table in Sochi by presenting the 13 gold medal winners and 20 other podium finishers with luxury SUVs on Thursday.

Feb 28, 2014, 11:42 AM IST

Vladimir Putin says Sochi Games wrongfoot critics of Russia

The Sochi Olympics "opened Russia`s soul" to the world and wrongfooted critics of the host country, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks broadcast on Tuesday.

Feb 25, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

German athlete denies conscious doping

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.

Feb 25, 2014, 11:53 AM IST

Swedish ice hockey player Backstrom fails dope test: Source

Sweden`s Nicklas Backstrom missed Sunday`s Olympic ice hockey final at the Sochi Winter Games after testing positive for a banned substance.

Feb 24, 2014, 00:42 AM IST

Bach brings Sochi Games to a close

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach brought the Sochi Winter Games to a close on Sunday, ending 17 days of competition on snow and ice.

Feb 24, 2014, 00:38 AM IST