Kasai driven by quest to capture gold

Mar 1, 2014

Kasai driven by quest to capture gold

Sochi Olympic hero Noriaki Kasai may be satisfied with his results from the Winter Games, but he has one more goal in mind. Competing in his seventh straight Olympics, the 41-year-old Kasai won large-hill silver and team bronze in Sochi, giving him three career ...

Gay-rights activist detained at Olympic Park

Feb 18, 2014

Gay-rights activist detained at Olympic Park

An Italian activist shouting “It’s OK to be gay” and dressed in a rainbow-colored outfit and large headdress was detained Monday as she entered an arena to watch an Olympic hockey game. Vladimir Luxuria, a former Communist lawmaker in the Italian parliament who has ...

Olympians urged to show energy

Jan 21, 2014

Olympians urged to show energy

The Winter Olympics delegation was urged Monday to demonstrate the country’s “energy” and aim for its best-ever medal haul as they readied to leave for the games in Sochi. About 100 Japanese athletes so far selected for Sochi gathered at a plush hotel in ...

Jan 14, 2014

Tour firms say sales of tickets for Sochi brisk

Contrary to concerns that Japanese tourists might be put off by high-priced tours to Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, tour operators say sales have been brisk. Sochi, a resort area in the Krasnodar Krai district located on the Black Sea coast, ...