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US Network Sees Strong Ratings for First Day of Sochi Olympics
US television network NBC drew an average of 25.1 million viewers for its primetime telecast of the first day of the Sochi Winter Olympics, down slightly from the same period for the 2010 Vancouver Games but up 8 percent from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy
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IOC Chief Confident Sochi is Safe Despite 'Cowardly' Volgograd Attacks
The head of the International Olympic Committee has written to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to express his confidence that the country can deliver a safe Winter Games in Sochi despite the deadly bombings in the city of Volgograd.
Russian Basketball Star to Get New Olympic Medal
CSKA Moscow guard Vitaly Fridzon told R-Sport on Wednesday he is to receive a new London 2012 Olympic bronze medal to replace one stolen from the Russian basketball star last summer.
Russian Authorities Have 'No Info' on Missing Cuban Sprinter
The whereabouts of a top Cuban hurdler who fled his team at the Moscow world athletics championships earlier this month remained a mystery Friday with the Russian Federal Migration Service claiming it could not shed any light on the situation.
Sunshine Draws Russians Away From Moscow Athletics
Organizers of the IAAF World Athletics Championship - Russia's first major athletics event since the Olympics were held here in 1980 - are facing mounting concern over the feeble attendance at Moscow’s cavernous Luzhniki stadium that is hosting the event that opened Saturday morning.
Record-Breaking Pole-Vaulter Isinbayeva to Retire After Championship
Two-time Olympic pole vault champion and world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva announced Tuesday that she would retire after the world championships in Moscow next month.
Universiade: Mustafina Stars at Artistic Gymnastics
Russia’s Aliya Mustafina, who topped the podium four times at the London 2012 Olympics, dominated the field on the final night of artistic gymnastics at the 2013 World University Games Wednesday, winning two medals, including a gold.
Most Russians Critical of Sochi Olympic Spending – Poll
Almost two-thirds of Russians think government money is being put to poor use on preparations to host next year’s Winter Olympics, pollsters said on Thursday.
Olympic Failure Prompted Russian Judoka's Suicide - Coach
Failure at the London 2012 Olympics was a contributing factor in the apparent suicide of Russian judoka Elena Ivashchenko, a judo official who knew her said Monday.
Russia on Her Mind — Adopted US Paralympic Champ to Return Home
It was still dark outside when Jessica Long ambled into the Olympic aquatic center on a recent morning wearing a pastel one-piece swimsuit and gray knee pads to shield the stumps of her legs from the poolside concrete.
Marichev Appointed Russia Volleyball Coach
Dynamo Krasnodar coach Yuri Marichev has been appointed Russian national women's volleyball head coach, the federation told R-Sport on Friday.
Russia Sets Up Commission to Coordinate Humanitarian Assistance to Ukraine
Russia’s Tenth Humanitarian Convoy Heads for Southeastern Ukraine: Ministry
UN Secretary General Calls for Vigilance on Ebola in Guinea, Mali
Merkel, Poroshenko Call Ukraine Contact Group Conference ‘Positive Shift’
African American Attacks Two Police Officers in Brooklyn and Kills Himself
Merkel on Fire: European Farmers Protest in Brussels
Obama Congratulates Jews on Hanukkah and Says American Released From Cuban Prison
What Europeans Think About EU Foreign Policy