World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 26, 2015
A man drowned on Thursday when severe flooding hit the Russian resort of Sochi which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, destroying homes and cutting off transport links.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Friday December 26, 2014
The anti-doping in the first half of 2014 had got its fair share in the limelight when six offenders were exposed in Sochi Winter Olympic Games in February.
Friday October 10, 2014
Nico Rosberg set the fastest time at the FP1 session of the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi circuit. On a new circuit, Rosberg set a best time of 1:42.311 to beat team-mate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.065s.
Monday September 22, 2014
Four-time Formula One World Champion - Sebastian Vettel - became the first F1 driver to lap the newly completed Sochi Autodrom in Krasnodar Krai, Russia on Monday. Those who don't know, Sochi Autodrom will host the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in October, 2014.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Monday July 14, 2014
After spending more than the $50 billion on this year's Sochi Winter Olympics, Vladimir Putin faces another multi-billion dollar bill for the 2018 FIFA World Cup project.
Associated Press | Friday June 20, 2014
Facebook says a week of the World Cup 2014 has seen more interactions than the Sochi Olympics, Super Bowl and Academy Awards combined.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 8, 2014
The October 10 to 12 F1 race meet, the first on Russian soil, will take place at the Sochi Olympic Park in the Black Sea resort, where athletes this week began competing in the Paralympic Games.
NDTVSports | Thursday February 27, 2014
Indian Winter Olympic athletes Shiva Keshavan, Himanshu Thakur and Nadeem Iqbal walked under the Olympic flag during the opening ceremony at Sochi while the country was serving an International Olympic Committee suspension period. The year-long ban was lifted on February 11 which brought India back into the Olympic fold.
Reuters | Sunday February 23, 2014
Speaking to reporters hours before the Games closing ceremony, Thomas Bach, who presided over his first Olympics after taking over as International Olympic Committee chief last September, said Russian government support and President Vladimir Putin's personal involvement had contributed to the success.
Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 23, 2014
The price tag of the Winter Olympics this time was more than USD 50 billion, making Sochi the most expensive Games in history, and the project bore the hallmark of the Russian strongman from even before the bid in 2007.
Associated Press | Thursday February 20, 2014
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen, who along with Canadian women's hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser was elected to the International Olympic Committee recently, now has 13 career Winter Olympics medals, including eight gold.
Reuters | Thursday February 20, 2014
India's only 2014 Winter Olympics Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur is now looking forward to walking with the tri-colour at the closing ceremony after being denied that honour when the torch was lit nearly two weeks ago in Sochi.
Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday February 19, 2014
Timo Lumme, managing director of Olympic television and marketing, said at a press conference that the global broadcast is bigger than ever before for an Olympic Winter Games.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 19, 2014
Bjoergen raced with Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg in the relay, where teams of two women each perform three alternate sprints.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 19, 2014
Himanshu Thakur, in his first Winter Olympics, clocked a combined timing of three minutes 37.55 seconds over two races to finish 72nd out of 107 skiers.
Reuters | Monday February 17, 2014
Training runs can be reviewed in slow motion to identify faults and compare runs.
Associated Press | Sunday February 16, 2014
All over the Sochi Olympics, siblings are competing next to each other - some as teammates, some as rivals. For all of them, the experience makes for a special addition to the family album.
Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 16, 2014
Billie Jean King, 70, had withdrawn from the US party for the opening ceremony in the Russian coastal resort city of Sochi in order to care for her ailing mother, Betty Moffitt, in the United States.
Press Trust of India | Friday February 14, 2014
Nadeem Iqbal, in his first Winter Olympics, clocked 55 minutes and 12.5 seconds to cover the 15km distance and secure a lowly 85th position out of 87 athletes who finished the race at the Laura Cross-country Ski and Biathlon Center.
Agence France-Presse | Friday February 14, 2014
Some of Brian Joubert's many admirers have shown themselves ready to take desperate measures to get closer to figure skating's poster boy.
Associated Press | Friday February 14, 2014
India has never won a medal at the Winter Olympics, and the three Indians competing this year at Sochi - a luger and two skiers - are not household names. Shiva Keshavan finished 37th out of 39 competitors in Sunday's men's singles event for luge.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 13, 2014
As he skied down the 500-metre course, Henrik Harlaut gradually started to lose his ski pants, until they were almost down to his knees by the time he landed his final jump.
Press Trust of India | Thursday February 13, 2014
Havildar Nadeem Iqbal in his journey up to Winter Olympics has gained sufficient experience by participating at various National and International Ski Championships.
Associated Press | Thursday February 13, 2014
Every advance in the ever-accelerating juggernaut of sports technology threatens to widen the divide between Olympic haves and have-nots. Well-sponsored teams and rich governments pay top-end scientists and engineers to shape their skis, perfect their skates, tighten their suits, measure their gravitational pull. That brings home medals, which in t...