Black Sea

US naval ship runs aground in Black Sea: Pentagon

One of two US naval ships sent to the Black Sea as a security precaution for the Sochi Olympic games ran aground at a Turkish port, officials said on Tuesday.

Feb 19, 2014, 02:56 AM IST

Eyes on ice with big hockey clash, US speed skaters` suit switch

Russia meets the United States in men`s ice hockey at the Winter Olympics on Saturday in a clash redolent of rivalries past, while the American speed skating team are hoping a change of suits brings a change in fortunes.

Feb 15, 2014, 20:16 PM IST

Critic of Sochi Games construction jailed for 3 years

A Russian environmentalist who campaigned against ecological damage from construction work for the Sochi Olympics is to spend three years in a prison colony, after losing an appeal against his sentence on Wednesday.

Feb 13, 2014, 17:52 PM IST

2014 Sochi Winter Games begin, President Vladimir Putin keen to prove doubters wrong

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 ballooning costs overshadowed preparations.

Feb 07, 2014, 03:19 AM IST

US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights

The US government warned American and foreign airlines that terrorists could try to place explosives disguised as toothpaste on Russia-bound flights.

Feb 06, 2014, 06:19 AM IST

Two US ships arrive in Black Sea before Sochi Olympics

Two US warships have arrived in the Black Sea and will stand ready to offer assistance in the case of a security emergency at the Sochi Olympic games.

Feb 06, 2014, 02:37 AM IST

Two US ships arrive in Black Sea before Sochi Olympics

Two US warships have arrived in the Black Sea and will stand ready to offer assistance in the case of a security emergency at the Sochi Olympic games, officials said Wednesday.

Feb 06, 2014, 01:18 AM IST

US studying rescue plans in case of crisis at Sochi Olympics

In the face of concerns about possible attacks by militants during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, U.S. military and intelligence officials have been studying contingency plans for evacuating Americans from the games in case of a crisis.

Jan 21, 2014, 02:53 AM IST

Indian luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan qualifies for Sochi Winter Olympic Games

India`s sole luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan has qualified for the Winter Olympics to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi from February 7 to 23.

Jan 19, 2014, 11:47 AM IST

The Olympic Mess

Sports and games, after all, are also international affairs, loaded with nationalistic feelings. Like any other cultural facet which helps form image of a country, what a player or a group of players from a particular country does in the international arena, also defines that dominion - their collective dreams and common aspirations. That`s why countries spend fortunes to establish sporting infrastructure and fight for podium finishes in any available competition. Sports today, well and truly,

Jan 09, 2014, 19:03 PM IST

Five bodies found in Russia region near Olympics host Sochi

Russia on Thursday launched a counter-terror operation after five bodies riddled with bullets were found in a southern region bordering the Winter Olympics host Sochi, less than a month before the start of the games.

Jan 09, 2014, 16:07 PM IST

Russia to monitor Sochi Games from space

Russian emergency situations ministry will monitor from space the vicinities of Sochi during the upcoming Winter Olympics, the ministry`s regional chief said Thursday.

Jan 09, 2014, 15:35 PM IST

No carry-on liquids at Moscow airports for Olympics

All carry-on liquids will be banned at Moscow`s three international airports ahead of next month`s Winter Olympics in Sochi for security concern, the Russian flight authority posted the decision Wednesday.

Jan 09, 2014, 12:43 PM IST

Sochi Games: Four Indian skiers to go as independent athletes

Four Indian skiers, who have qualified for the Winter Games, will represent the country as independent athletes at the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia, Feb 7-23.

Dec 31, 2013, 17:27 PM IST

Russia plays down Sochi medals chances

Russia`s sports minister on Saturday played down the host`s chances at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi following a bitterly disappointing 2010 performance in Vancouver.

Dec 28, 2013, 16:00 PM IST

Russian court sentences Olympics critic to three years

A Russian environmentalist working on a report about impact of the Sochi Olympic Games was sentenced to three years in a penal colony Friday for causing damage to property, in what he said was an attempt to scare other activists.

Dec 21, 2013, 00:32 AM IST

Juve return to Turkey for Europa League

Italian champions Juventus return to Turkey as the Serie A giants were drawn against Trabzonspor in the Europa League last-32 on Monday.

Dec 16, 2013, 23:40 PM IST

Russia, NATO to hold joint Black Sea drills

Russia and NATO will conduct a joint naval exercise in the Black Sea this coming fall (September to November), Russia’s envoy to NATO has said.

May 29, 2013, 10:11 AM IST

Black Sea `goldmine of ancient genetic data`

Researchers believe ancient plankton DNA might be widely preserved in Black Sea lake sediments and can likely be used to reconstruct past life in the majority of oceanic and lake environments.

May 07, 2013, 15:25 PM IST

`Russia not obliged to notify West of war games`

Russia is not obligated to notify western countries beforehand of its recent snap military exercises, a top Russian defence ministry official said Monday.

Apr 02, 2013, 13:43 PM IST