SEOUL: South Korea`s sports ministry has launched a probe into seven winter sports federations in a bid to uncover any illegal activities and recover public trust in the organisations ahead of the
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: India`s return to the Olympic fold switches on a multi-million-dollar pipeline of funds and stokes the giant nation`s sporting ambitions.
A chronic under-achiever on every field of play
New Delhi: The Indian sports fraternity on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief on the country`s return to the Olympic fold but said the IOA should learn a lesson from the 14 months of suspension so
Sochi: Defending champion Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia on Sunday became the first woman to win two Olympic titles in the same individual biathlon when she stormed to victory in the 7.5km sprint
Sochi: National idol Yevgeny Plushenko and rising star Julia Lipnitskaia got hosts Russia off the mark on Sunday sealing gold in the inaugural team figure skating team at the Sochi Olympics.
Rosa Khutor: Norwegian cross-country medallists Marit Bjoergen and Heidi Weng said they raced on Saturday for the family of bereaved teammate Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, whose brother died on the
Rosa Khutor, Russia: Austrian ski jumper Thomas Morgenstern already has three Olympic gold medals at home, and after a training accident left him hospitalised for a week in January his top
Sochi: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday determined to prove his doubters wrong after militant attacks, a row over gay rights and
Sochi: Brazil reacted with delight Thursday after the International Rugby Board handed automatic Rio 2016 Games slots to their men`s and women`s Rugby Sevens teams.
"We are delighted that the IRB
Washington: The US government warned American and foreign airlines that terrorists could try to place explosives disguised as toothpaste on Russia-bound flights.
An official told AFP it has
Sochi: Wrestling`s quickfire return to the Olympic programme was music to the ears of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who personally lobbied for its return last year.
Putin was honoured on
Washington: Openly gay tennis legend Billie Jean King has withdrawn from the US presidential delegation to the Winter Olympics in Russia, citing the ill-health of her mother, officials said
SOCHI: An International Olympic Committee rule that forces a sport to wait seven years before it can potentially become part of the Games programme is "more or less obsolete," IOC President Thomas
Moscow: Russian opposition figure and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny, who is restricted from travelling outside Moscow, has requested permission to visit Sochi during the Winter Olympics,
Sochi: Russia on Sunday welcomed the first teams to its southern resort of Sochi less than a week ahead of the start to the Olympic Games, as organisers worked all out to finish accommodation on
Sochi: Japan`s women ice hockey players, who have made it through to the Olympics for the first time in 16 years, are looking to emulate their country`s World Cup winning footballers in Sochi.
Sochi: Australian competitors at the Winter Olympics face travel restrictions in and around Sochi, it was revealed on Sunday by team chiefs wary of the tense security situation in Russia.
Should Javier Fernandez discover that his cherished skating boots have gone AWOL when he arrives in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, don`t expect him to lose his temper.
In fact, if anything, he
Zach Parise, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Games, was named captain of the US men`s ice hockey team for the Sochi Olympics on Friday.
The 29-year old from Minneapolis was one of the
Two freed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot said Friday they hoped a high-level Dutch delegation to the Sochi Olympics would see beyond the glittering opening ceremony and speak out on
Moscow: There will be no discrimination against gay people during the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, a Russian lawmaker said on Monday.
Former Olympic ice-skating champion Svetlana Zhurova
Moscow: The Sochi Winter Olympics are meant to be Vladimir Putin`s crowning achievement as Russian leader but are in danger of becoming a symbol of his country`s problems.
When the Games open
Sochi: Russia, for years after the fall of the Soviet Union notorious as one of the world`s worst sports doping offenders, claims to have finally made progress in the fight against drugs and but
Tokyo: Former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori will head the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic organising committee, officials announced on Friday.
Mori, 76, will serve as the
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