Sochi activist sent to prison for three years

World Feb 13, 2014

Sochi activist sent to prison for three years

An activist who shed light on the environmental impact of Olympic construction in Sochi was ordered Wednesday to serve three years in prison for spray-painting a fence. A court in the regional capital of Krasnodar converted the suspended sentence given to Yevgeny Vitishko in 2012 ...

Suicide bombers called biggest Sochi Olympics risk

World Feb 3, 2014

Suicide bombers called biggest Sochi Olympics risk

by Nataliya Vasilyeva

While Sochi's Olympic venues are now among the most tightly guarded facilities in the world, the rest of the sprawling Black Sea resort looks more vulnerable. With about 100,000 police, security agents and army troops flooding Sochi, Russia has pledged to ensure "the safest Olympics ...

German prince skis for Mexico

Alpine skiing Feb 1, 2014

German prince skis for Mexico

The German prince who skis for Mexico has a noble ambition in Sochi: Become king of the hill. Not so much with his finish in the slalom — he has no illusions of winning — but rather through his fashion statement. Hubertus Von Hohenlohe, who turns ...

Pressure on Russia to win Olympic gold on home ice

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jan 31, 2014

Pressure on Russia to win Olympic gold on home ice

Sidney Crosby and Canada are traveling halfway around the world in search of another golden moment. Sweden, Finland and the U.S. team arrive in Sochi brimming with NHL talent and intending to depart with medals. While every elite hockey player in the world desperately wants ...

Tough drug-testing net in place for Sochi Games

World Jan 29, 2014

Tough drug-testing net in place for Sochi Games

Go ahead — just try to get away with it. If you're willing to take the risk, you'll pay the price. That's the challenge laid down to drug cheats thinking they can dope their way to success at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. International Olympic and ...

Ski jumper Takanashi retains crown

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 29, 2014

Ski jumper Takanashi retains crown

Sochi Olympics gold medal hope Sara Takanashi became the first ever to win three consecutive titles at the World Junior Ski Championships on Tuesday. The 17-year-old ace nailed the day's longest jumps with efforts of 100.5 meters in both rounds earning her a total of ...