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Pyeongchang focused on test events, says IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the quality of construction work at venues for the 2018 Olympics and said Pyeongchang organisers are now focused on delivering next year`s test events for Asia`s first Winter Games outside Japan.

Snow not a concern for Beijing to host 2022 Winter Games

Snow not a concern for Beijing to host 2022 Winter Games

Snow will not be a concern for Beijing and Chongli county to host snow sports if China win hosting rights of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Chess set for Winter Olympic Games gambit: Report

Chess set for Winter Olympic Games gambit: Report

The Winter Olympics, with its spectacular ski jumpers, daring speed skaters and athletic snowboarders, should welcome chess into its schedule, the chief of the game`s governing body told Chinese media Wednesday.

IOC urged to back synchronised skating in Winter Olympics

IOC urged to back synchronised skating in Winter Olympics

The head of the world governing body for skating Thursday called on Olympic chiefs to "decide positively" ahead of an announcement on whether synchronised skating could become a fixture at the Winter Games.

American fan catches cricket bug at ICC World Cup 2015

American fan catches cricket bug at ICC World Cup 2015

Greg Conley didn`t know much about cricket until he watched the noisy high-profile World Cup game between Pakistan and India in Adelaide last week.

Almaty 2022 rules out co-hosting plan

Almaty 2022 rules out co-hosting plan

The Almaty 2022 winter Olympics bidding committee has ruled out the possibility to move some events out of the city.

IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids, including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country.

Cyclocross ideal for Winter Games: UCI chief

Brian Cookson, the president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), said on Wednesday that cyclocross could make the transition from the Summer Olympics to the Winter Games.

Russia celebrates as curtain falls on Putin`s Games

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.

Zubkov wins Russia`s second bobsleigh gold

Russia`s Alexander Zubkov sped to a gold medal in four-man bobsleigh Sunday, to give the hosts their second gold medal in this discipline.

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.

Russians laugh at their own Olympic ring hitch

Russian organisers of the Winter Games made a light-hearted joke at their own expense on Sunday when, at the closing ceremony, they referred back to the moment during the opening ceremony when one of the five Olympic rings failed to unfurl.

Canada play Sweden in hockey final as Games close

Defending ice hockey champions Canada play 2006 winners Sweden in the Olympic final on Sunday, bringing the curtain down on two weeks of thrills and spills at the Winter Games in Sochi.

Record-breaking Matt`s gloss finish as doping hits Sochi

Mario Matt became the oldest Olympic skiing champion on Saturday when he won a chaotic men`s slalom while the penultimate day of the Sochi Games saw a third positive dope test.

Sochi in home stretch, Russia says Games "broke the ice"

Norway held their lead at the top of the medals table on Saturday as the Sochi Olympics entered the final weekend, and Russia said its first Winter Games had helped "break the ice" of scepticism towards the host nation.

We failed in Sochi, says German team chief

Germany had set out to equal their Vancouver 2010 performance and finish in the top three in the medals table at the Sochi Olympics but with two days of competition left, team chief Michael Vesper admitted they had failed.

Ukraine wins first Olympic gold in Sochi

Ukraine Friday won its first ever Olympic women`s biathlon relay gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

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.

Omnipresent Putin keeps IOC `very happy`

Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be everywhere at the Sochi Olympics these days, whether it is the competition venues, team headquarters or even posing for pictures with sports fans and volunteers.

India complete Olympic return, national flag unfurled at Sochi

The unfurling ceremony attended by a motley group of Indian squad, Indian Olympic Association`s newly-elected President N Ramachandran and other invitees marked the successful return of India to the Olympic fold.