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  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 11 November 23, 2014

    Trailing by a full point with just two games remaining, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand would desperately need a victory to stay afloat against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship match here on Sunday. With the scores at 5.5-4.5 in favour of the Norwegian, Anand needs one victory, and the...
  • World Chess Championship: Make-or-break time for Anand in Game 11 November 23, 2014

    Sochi: Trailing by a full point with just two games remaining, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand would desperately need a victory to stay afloat against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship match here on Sunday. With the scores at 5.5-4.5 in favour of the Norwegian, Anand needs one victory, and...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand draws Game 10 against Magnus Carlsen November 21, 2014

    Sochi: Overcoming some anxious moments, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen on Friday played out the 10th game of the world chess title match to a 32-move draw against Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in Russia. Perhaps the one notable aspect of the game was that Anand was able to queen a...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 10 November 21, 2014

    Trailing by a point with just three games to go, challenger Viswanathan Anand needs a win today to bring the championship at level pegging. The last game ended in a quick draw after just 20 moves, maintaining Magnus Carlsen's one-point at 5-4. The Norwegian now needs just 1.5 points to defend his...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 9 November 20, 2014

    Preview: Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. Click HERE for all you want to know about the 12-game rubber to decide the 2014 FIDE World Champion. With...
  • World Chess Championship: Game 8 between Anand and Carlsen ends in a draw November 18, 2014

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw after suffering for a long time in the seventh game of the World Chess championship against Magnus Carlsen. Trying to recuperate from a double blunder in the previous sixth game of the 12-game match, Anand did not show any signs of fatigue and...
  • As it happened: Anand vs Carlsen, World Chess Championship, Game 7 November 17, 2014

    Preview: Viswanathan Anand will aim to stage a quick comeback and improve his chances of regaining the World Championship crown from Magnus Carlsen when the two resume their battle. Having done well for five games, Anand seemed to have missed the thread completely in the sixth game played on Saturday and...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 6 November 15, 2014

    Locked at 2.5 points each, the duo would like to take home the advantage as the 12-game championship hits midway. Game 1 ended in a draw, followed by Carlsen bagging full points in the second Game. Anand, though, hit back soon to level it at 1.5 points each by winning Game...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Carlsen vs Anand, Game 5 November 14, 2014

    Having shocked Magnus Carlsen with a victory in Game 3 and then held him at bay in Game 4, Anand, playing with white, has a chance to take the lead in Game 5. While a draw would not be a bad result for Anand, he needs to keep the pressure...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 4 November 12, 2014

    Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand defeated World Champion Magnus Carlsen in 34 moves in the third game of their world title match held in Russia, in the process breaking the "Carlsen Jinx" bugging him since losing the world title to Carlsen last year. Click HERE for all you want to know...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 3 November 11, 2014

    Defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway drew the first blood by defeating challenger Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Chess Championship. With his first victory as early as in the second tie of the 12-game match, Carlsen now leads the series by 1.5-0.5 and Team Anand will now...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand loses Game 2 to Magnus Carlsen November 9, 2014

    Sochi, Russia: Defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway drew the first blood by defeating challenger Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Chess Championship here on Sunday. It turned out to be a shocking defeat for Anand, who played the black side of a Ruy Lopez after what appeared...
  • As it happened: Carlsen vs Anand, World Chess Championship, Game 2 November 9, 2014

    After the drawn opening game on Saturday, the win in Game 2 gives Carlsen one-point lead over his challenger Anand who has 0.5 points.Click HERE for all you want to know about the 12-game rubber to decide the 2014 FIDE World Champion.Satisfied with the draw in a tough opening match,...
  • As it happened: Carlsen vs Anand, World Chess Championship 2014, Game 1 November 8, 2014

    The 12-game rubber begins today in Sochi with Viswanathan Anand, the challenger, fighting to win the crown he lost last year to Magnus Carlsen, the champion. Click HERE for all you want to know about the championship. ...
  • Mercedes secure one Formula One trophy, other to follow October 13, 2014

    Sochi: The Formula One constructors' world championship trophy found a new home just down the road from Red Bull's factory in England on Sunday as Mercedes celebrated a historic first for their 'Silver Arrows' team. Russian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton might cover the distance in a matter of minutes but...
  • Force India cars qualify 12th, 13th for Russian Grand Prix October 11, 2014

    Sochi: Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez set almost identical times to qualify 12th and 13th, respectively, for the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom here Saturday. However, their starting grid positions are likely to change as Hulkenberg, McLaren's Kevin Magnussen and Marussia's Max Chilton will...
  • 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...