Can Brazil successfully hold 2014 World Cup amid political turmoil?

Can Brazil successfully hold 2014 World Cup amid political turmoil?

Sweden take on Norway in World curling championship final

Defending champions Sweden claimed a berth in the final of the 2014 World men`s curling championship after beating Canada Saturday and will face Norway on Sunday.

Jailed Sochi ecologist sent to far-flung colony: Group

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.

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.

Gigantic Games look a thing of past after Sochi

When the flame went out in Russia`s Sochi on Sunday, the 2014 Winter Games went down in history as the most expensive Olympics with an overall price tag estimated at more than $50 billion.

IOC chief says Russia `delivered all it promised`

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".

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.

Putin`s Sochi Games to close, Russia top medals

Sochi`s $50 billion Olympics close Sunday with Russia hailing a Games closely wrapped up in the image of President Vladimir Putin and the country seizing first place in the medals table.

Games a success despite no gold - Australia chief

Australia may not have brought home a gold medal from the Sochi Olympic Games but team chief Ian Chesterman insisted Sunday that the tournament had still been a success.

Top Austrian nordic skier tests positive for EPO

A leading Austrian cross country skier has tested positive for the banned substance Erythropoietin (EPO) and has been thrown out of the final nordic race at the Sochi Olympics, organisers said Sunday.

Ex-Korean superstar becomes Russia`s King of Sochi

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.

F1 makers meet bobsleigh need for speed

In the desperate search for the fractions of a second that separate winners from losers, Olympic bobsleigh teams are harnessing the cutting-edge technology of Formula One.

Sochi prepares to close Putin`s Games

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.

Third doping case hits Sochi Games

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.

IOC confirms first Sochi Olympics doping case

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Saturday confirmed the first doping case of the Winter Olympics as German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle tested positive for a stimulant.

Sochi pins hopes on viable alpine resort

The Rosa Khutor ski fields and villages cost billion of dollars to construct, but Sochi Olympic officials are confident the resort will be commercially viable after the Games close.

South Korea demand figure skate gold probe

South Korea have demanded a review of the controversial Olympic Games women`s figure skating competition which saw national heroine Kim Yu-Na beaten to gold by Russia`s Adelina Sotnikova.

German prosecutors carry out searches after doping shock

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.

Olympics: Me, myself, I, says teen queen Shiffrin

Already compared to other greats of alpine skiing at the age of 18, US teen Mikaela Shiffrin insisted Friday she was her own person after being crowned Olympic champion.

Figure skating-Korean officials seek `Queen Yuna` enquiry

The outcry over the judging in the women`s Olympic figure skating competition took a new turn on Friday when South Korea`s skating union requested an investigation into whether it was run fairly.