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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Putin`s Games sparkle despite shadows of doubt

Smoothly run and sometimes dazzling, the Sochi Olympics fulfilled President Vladimir Putin`s promise of a "spectacular event", even if doubts about the sustainability of the infrastructure and the political background were never fully banished.

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.

Selanne double as Finns crush USA for bronze

Teemu Selanne scored twice as Finland crushed the USA 5-0 to claim the bronze medal in the men`s hockey tournament at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday.

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.