Sunday, March 9, 2014
Paralympians set out about turning the spotlight on to the sporting action as competition got underway in the Winter Paralympics on Saturday after an opening ceremony overshadowed by Russia's intervention in Crimea.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Russia will open its first ever Paralympic Games in Sochi on Friday, a chance to lift the stigma against people with disabilities in the country but already shadowed by Moscow's intervention in neighboring Ukraine.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Sochi's US$50 billion Olympics, closely interwoven with President Vladimir Putin's image and plagued by controversy in the build-up, closed Sunday with bold praise and Russia supreme on top of the medals table.
Monday, February 24, 2014
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 fourth positive dope test.
Teemu Selanne scored twice as Finland crushed the U.S. 5-0 to claim the bronze medal in the men's hockey tournament at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday.
A leading Austrian cross country skier has been thrown out of the Sochi Olympics after testing positive for EPO, in the fifth doping case to hit these Winter Games, organizers and the Austrian team said Sunday.
Sochi's US$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.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Ukrainian athletes won an emotional first gold of the Sochi Games for their violence-wracked nation on Friday as defending champions Canada saw off the United States in a tight ice hockey semifinal.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper aimed to collect Friday on a wager for beer with U.S. President Barack Obama after Canada's women's and men's Olympic ice hockey teams beat U.S. squads.