Sochi

  • Sochi Autodrom ready for Russian F1 Grand Prix August 20, 2014

    Sochi: The Sochi Autodrom is ready to host the first edition of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix scheduled for Oct 1012. "The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a license," F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting said after inspecting the venue on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Chief organiser...
  • We had to deal with challenges at Sochi Olympics: Shiva Keshavan March 4, 2014

    The five-time winter Olympian, Shiva Keshavan, spoke to CNN-IBN about his experience in the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. ...
  • Russia pokes fun at itself by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in closing ceremony February 24, 2014

    Russia proved to the world it had a sense of humour by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. In the closing ceremony, dancers mimicked the expanding rings of the Olympic logo. However, similar to what the...
  • Closing ceremony paints hosts Russia in softer colours February 23, 2014

    Sochi: Sunday's closing ceremony at Russia's first Winter Olympics will aim to paint the host nation in softer colours than the muscular spectacle that kicked off the Games, organisers said. The show at the gleaming Fisht Stadium on the Black Sea coast will take viewers on a poetic journey through...
  • Russia tops medals table as Sochi Games end, Canada wins hockey February 23, 2014

    Sochi: The Winter Olympics drew to a close on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men's ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes have tested positive for a banned substance dimmed the golden glow. Canada claimed the last, most coveted...
  • Is a big bad wolf stalking the corridors of Sochi hotels where Olympians are staying? Or is that a Jimmy Kimmel prank? February 21, 2014

    Jimmy Kimmel does it again. Apparently the wolf in the 'wolf in my hall' video isn't a wolf at all. It is a dog. A frightened US luger Kate Hansen posted the video with the title 'Epic #SochiFail: Wolf in my hall' two days ago. In the 17second video, you...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics: Husband and wife win medals within moments of each other February 20, 2014

    This couple truly defines the phrase 'made for each other'. See the husband and wife celebrate after they win medals within moments of each other at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The picture has gone viral with more than six million views so far. ...
  • Indian skier ready for flag to fly at closing ceremony February 19, 2014

    Rosa Khutor, Russia: India's only Olympic Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur finished last in the men's giant slalom on Wednesday and cannot wait for the Sochi Games to end. Not because he is homesick or fedup with his performance he just wants to walk with his country's flag at the closing...
  • India's Himanshu 72nd in giant slalom event in Winter Olympics February 19, 2014

    Sochi: India's campaign in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games came to a disappointing end with Himanshu Thakur finishing 72nd in the men's giant slalom event, on Wednesday. 20yearold Himanshu, in his first Winter Olympics, clocked a combined timing of 3 minutes 37.55 seconds over two races to finish last among those...
  • Sochi tension: Pussy Riot members briefly detained February 19, 2014

    Sochi: Russian punk group Pussy Riot burst onto the Olympic scene Tuesday when two of its members were picked up by police in host city Sochi and then ran away defiant down a rainsoaked street a few hours later, shouting and wearing their trademark garish balaclavas. The police questioning of...
  • 2 members of punk band Pussy Riot held in Sochi February 18, 2014

    A member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one her bandmates on Tuesday were detained while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wrote on Twitter that she and Maria Alekhina were stopped and accused of a crime. She said a third...
  • India completes Olympic return with Sochi flag raising February 16, 2014

    Sochi, Russia: India completed its return to the Olympic family on Sunday when its flag was hoisted at the Sochi Games, five days after the International Olympic Committee lifted its suspension on the Southeast Asian nation. India had been banned since December 2012 after elections at its Olympic association (IOA) saw...
  • The ultimate Vladimir Putin selfie clicked at Sochi Olympics with Canadian fans February 15, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin posed for an impromptu selfie with Canadian fans at the Sochi Olympics. He also dropped in on the US Olympic Committee's headquarters at the Olympic Park. The image soon went viral. ...
  • Exceptional technology powers Olympic wins more than exceptional physical ability February 14, 2014

    Krasnaya Polyana: Nineteenyearold Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22yearold sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season. It's not...
  • Tricolour to be hoisted at Sochi Games on Feb 16 February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The suspension on the Indian Olympic Association having been lifted by the world body, the tricolour will be hoisted at the Winter Olympic Games Village in Sochi, Russia on February 16. Senior officials of the International Olympic Committee and Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Winter Games are expected...
  • Islamist group prays for earthquake in Sochi Winter Olympics February 12, 2014

    A terrorist Islamist group has urged followers to pray for an earthquake in Sochi during the Winter Olympics to avenge Muslims who died there fighting "Russian infidels". The appeal was made by a local branch of the Caucasus Emirate, a group which is waging an insurgency for an Islamist state in...
  • Athletes back to India from indy in Sochi Games February 11, 2014

    Sochi: Shiva Keshavan and two other athletes are going from indy to India at the Sochi Games. They entered the Winter Olympics without acknowledgement of their home nation, but will leave with its flag flying in the athletes' village and hopes for better sports governance at home. "You have a lot...
  • India back in Olympic fold February 11, 2014

    The IOA was banned in December 2012 for governmental interference and as a result India's athletes marched under the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics. ...
  • American figure skater Ashley Wagner mouths 'bulls**t' after seeing judges' score during Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 February 10, 2014

    With almost a million hits so far, Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner's reaction to the judges' score is totally worth your while. Forget the other "bulls**t" viral videos today, and enjoy this very human reaction from the American Olympic athlete. It has the potential for being used as new reaction...
  • IOC's tolerance message cut from NBC opening ceremony US broadcast February 10, 2014

    An antidiscrimination message by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in his Sochi Olympics opening ceremony speech was cut from the NBC prime time broadcast in the United States on Friday, but seen by viewers in other countries. The omission follows international criticism of a law signed by Russia's President Vladimir...
  • Luger Keshavan 37th after penultimate round at Sochi 2014 February 9, 2014

    Sochi: Out of contention for a medal, India's Shiva Keshavan remained at a disappointing 37th spot after third and penultimate round of men's singles luge competitions in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games here on Sunday. The 32yearold Indian, who is on his fifth Winter Olympics, clocked a combined 2:44.604 after three...
  • Sochi Olympics: US athlete Quinn breaks down door after getting locked in toilet February 9, 2014

    Russia: Locked in a bathroom inside the athlete's village, US Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn knew only one way to get out. Through the door. Literally. Quinn said on his Twitter account that he was taking a shower and the "door got locked/jammed." A former NFL player with Green Bay and Buffalo, Quinn...
  • Luger Shiva Keshavan virtually out of contention at Sochi 2014 February 9, 2014

    Sochi: India's Shiva Keshavan brought up the rear after two rounds of men's singles luge competitions, standing 37th out of 39 athletes in the Sochi Winter Games, here on Saturday. The 32yearold Indian, who represented India in four Olympic Games, is virtually out of medal contention as he clocked 1:49.108 (53.905...
  • Keshavan clocks 53.905 in heat 1 at Sochi Winter Olympics February 8, 2014

    Sochi (Russia): India's luger Shiva Keshavan clocked 53.905 in the first heat of the men's singles luge event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday. The 32yearold Indian, who represented India in four Olympic Games, had a maximum speed of 130.1 km/hr during the first heat and ranked 35th after starting...
  • Olympian Sushil Kumar unhappy with treatment meted out to Indian athletes at Sochi February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: When sportspersons from across the world marched into the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics at Sochi on Friday, it was a moment of shame for India. Indian Olympians have always complained of stepmotherly treatment from officials but say they have the support and backing of their...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics: One technical glitch spoils an otherwise epic Olympic opening ceremony February 8, 2014

    The Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 has been plagued with all sorts of controversies. Be it terror a threat, reports of corruption or unfinished hotels or even gay rights, the Russian city of Sochi has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Probably Russian President Vladimir Putin was hoping...
  • Turkey: Passenger tries to divert Istanbulbound plane to Sochi, detained February 8, 2014

    A Ukrainian plane bound for Turkey was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday after a suspected hijacker said that there was a bomb on board and tried to divert the flight to Sochi. However, the authorities tackled the situation and the plane landed safely in Turkey. The alleged...
  • Google quotes the Olympic Charter, doodles against Russian antigay law February 8, 2014

    San Francisco: With the Winter Games underway in Sochi, Google quietly but vibrantly added its voice Thursday to the chorus of US companies speaking out against Russia's law restricting gayrights activities by updating its iconic search page logo to depict illustrations of athletes skiing, sledding, curling and skating against a...
  • Winter Games open, Putin keen to prove doubters wrong February 7, 2014

    Russia's Winter Olympics officially got underway on the Black Sea coast on Friday with a burst of fireworks and a dazzling opening ceremony that President Vladimir Putin hoped would dispel fears of militant attacks and a row over gay rights. Putin has staked his reputation on hosting a safe and successful...
  • Turkey: Passenger tries to hijack Istanbulbound plane to divert it to Sochi February 7, 2014

    Ankara: A passenger on board an Istanbulbound flight on Friday claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off, an official said. The plane from Kharkov, Ukraine, landed safely at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport, but 110 passengers are...