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Arms on Putin's agenda before Mike Pompeo meeting

World / Politics May 14, 2019

Arms on Putin's agenda before Mike Pompeo meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit a top military flight test center and inspect new weaponry on Tuesday, hours before he meets U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Kremlin said. Pompeo will visit Putin in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi for ...

Putin marks 63rd birthday on ice with NHL stars, West-sanctioned tycoons

World Oct 8, 2015

Putin marks 63rd birthday on ice with NHL stars, West-sanctioned tycoons

Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday on the ice Wednesday, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons. Putin scored seven goals as his star-studded team, which included NHL legends Vyacheslav Fetisov and Pavel Bure, won the game 15-10. The opposing ...

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

Olympics | OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK May 9, 2015

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

by Ed Odeven

Two weeks after his shocking speech in Sochi, Marius Vizer gave a passionate, yet defiant defense of his fiery rhetoric, which drew the scorn of the IOC and other global sports governing bodies. The SportAccord chief, who also heads the International Judo Federation, insists the ...

Hanyu gets hero's welcome in parade

Figure Skating Apr 26, 2014

Hanyu gets hero's welcome in parade

Sochi Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu on Saturday was honored in a parade in his hometown, with some 92,000 people gathering to see the event. Hanyu, the first Japanese to win a gold medal in the men's singles Olympic competition, waved to fans ...