2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics News

At Olympics and beyond, getting away with it is Russia's way
World

At Olympics and beyond, getting away with it is Russia's way

Vladimir Putin's Russia has perfected the art of flouting the rules, whether the venue is the Olympic arena, international diplomacy or meddling in other countries' elections. And it has suffered little consequences.

Sochi Winter Olympics samples from all sports, nationalities to be re-analysed, says ITA
Sports

Sochi Winter Olympics samples from all sports, nationalities to be re-analysed, says ITA

Under the World Anti-Doping Code, samples can be stored for up to 10 years after their initial analysis and still retain the same legal impact if re-tested and prosecuted.

International Biathlon Union bans two Russian athletes for doping based on computer data from Moscow laboratory
Sports

International Biathlon Union bans two Russian athletes for doping based on computer data from Moscow laboratory

The International Biathlon Union has prioritized clearing up older Russian cases as its own conduct comes under scrutiny after raids from Austrian officials

FIFA World Cup 2018: Gianni Infantino says Russia is absolutely ready to host the premier tournament
Sports

FIFA World Cup 2018: Gianni Infantino says Russia is absolutely ready to host the premier tournament

Infantino met Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi as Russia races against the clock to put finishing touches on preparations for the 14 June - 15 July.

Winter Olympics 2018: IOC bans Russian athletes from marching under country's flag in closing ceremony at Pyeongchang
Sports

Winter Olympics 2018: IOC bans Russian athletes from marching under country's flag in closing ceremony at Pyeongchang

Russian athletes will not be able to march behind their flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony after the IOC voted unanimously to keep the country's ban for mass doping.

Winter Olympics 2018: Russian Olympic curler Alexander Krushelnitsky denies doping, says positive test is a shock
Sports

Winter Olympics 2018: Russian Olympic curler Alexander Krushelnitsky denies doping, says positive test is a shock

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Winter Olympics, said on Tuesday he had never knowingly doped and welcomed an investigation into the "shock" result.

Winter Olympics 2018: Russia loses last-ditch bid to overturn doping ban as CAS rejects appeals on eve of Pyeongchang Games
Sports

Winter Olympics 2018: Russia loses last-ditch bid to overturn doping ban as CAS rejects appeals on eve of Pyeongchang Games

A group of 13 Russians lost a last-ditch bid to beat their country's doping ban and take part in the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday, the day before the opening ceremony.

Russia court issues arrest warrant on country's doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov
Sports

Russia court issues arrest warrant on country's doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov

Grigory Rodchenkov is the former director of Moscow's anti-doping lab that oversaw drug testing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Sochi Olympics: Lack of funds might force Indian athletes to withdraw
Sports

Sochi Olympics: Lack of funds might force Indian athletes to withdraw

With India due to be in Sochi on 4 February, time is running out for Thakur and Iqbal. If the money - roughly $7,500 per athlete – doesn’t come soon, India will be forced to withdraw them from the Games.

Journalists can Instagram images from the Winter Olympics, Committee clarifies
News & Analysis

Journalists can Instagram images from the Winter Olympics, Committee clarifies

The International Olympic Committee has gone on record to announce that it is not going to ban journalists from uploading images on Instagram....

IOC using 'quiet diplomacy' with Russia over anti-gay legislation: official
Sports

IOC using 'quiet diplomacy' with Russia over anti-gay legislation: official

Ng says Russia has invested heavily in the Sochi Olympics and will want to make sure the games are a success. He says calls for a boycott are "misplaced."

Russia to enforce anti-gay law during 2014 Winter Olympics
Sports

Russia to enforce anti-gay law during 2014 Winter Olympics

Russia's contentious law was signed by President Vladimir Putin in late June, imposing fines on individuals accused of spreading "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" to minors, and even proposing penalties for those who express these views online.