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Sochi 2014 posts 5 billion ruble profit

Sochi 2014 today revealed an operational profit of 5 billion rubles (£85 million/$140 million/€102 million) following its hosting of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics...

Russian Doping Problems Continue as Weightlifters, Cyclists Banned for Failed Tests

A bad year for Russian sport has ended on a further sour note with the announcement that eight athletes, six from weightlifting and two...

Wider Role of Sport Epitomized by Putin’s Personal Olympic Legacy

One of the first essay's I wrote at school was rather bravely entitled "What is the relationship between politics and the Olympic Games?" At the...

Sochi 2014 Has Potential To Damage Olympic Brand

For Sochi 2014, read Beijing 2008: it has long been hard to resist the temptation to bracket together the Olympic Movement's principal recent flirtations...

Russia To Establish Protest Zones During Sochi 2014, Bach Reveals

Russia is to set-up public protest zones during Sochi 2014, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach revealed this week. Details of the decision, aimed...

New NBC Deal Will Help Raise Awareness of Paralympics, Claims U.S. Chief

NBC's new deal to cover the Paralympics means there is an outstanding opportunity for interest in the Games to grow to "new levels" in...

Bach: PED Testing Not an Expense, But an Investment in Future Of Athletics

“The future of sport greatly depends on our success of manipulation and related corruption in the fight against doping, any kind." -International Olympic Committee President...

Olympic Torch Back From International Space Station

Russia’s Soyuz space capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan on Monday, returning three astronauts and the symbolic Olympic Torch to Earth after its first ever...

Olympic Torch Set For Lift-Off With First Ever Trip To Outer Space

A specially branded Sochi 2014 rocket has been prepared for the first ever trip by the Olympic Torch into space. The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket which...

Australia “Unashamedly” Chasing Record Medal Haul In Sochi As Alcohol Ban Extends to Winter...

Ian Chesterman, Chef de Mission of the Australian team at Sochi 2014, has claimed they are "unashamedly" chasing a record medal haul and to...

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