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 ...

Pussy Riot members released after detainment in Sochi

World Feb 18, 2014

Pussy Riot members released after detainment in Sochi

Pussy Riot protest band members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were detained on Tuesday in connection with a theft in the Winter Olympics host city of Sochi, less than two months after their release from prison under an amnesty. The pair were held for around ...

Putin's fall visit viewed as step to peace treaty

National / Politics Feb 9, 2014

Putin's fall visit viewed as step to peace treaty

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Japan in the fall, as the two countries try to resolve a territorial dispute that has prevented them from signing a peace treaty following World War II. The announcement came after the ...

In Sochi, a backlash against the backlash emerges

World Feb 9, 2014

In Sochi, a backlash against the backlash emerges

by Shaun Walker

As the sport got under way in earnest in Sochi on Friday, and the first medals were won, the tide of public opinion in Russia and the world began to turn, slowly. The Sochi Olympics have been tainted by myriad controversies during the buildup — ...