11 February 2014, 11:35

Sochi 2014 Olympics: fourth day of competitions. LIVE UPDATES

Sochi 2014 Olympics: fourth day of competitions. LIVE UPDATES

Eight sets of medals are at stake on Tuesday, February 11, at the XXII Winter Olympic Games  in Sochi. Women's slopestyle skiing is in the morning Olympic program, followed by cross-country skiing both in men's and women's category. Men's halfpipe snowboarding competition, women's 500m speed skating will take place today. Women's luge is scheduled for Tuesday as well, along with women’s ski jumping. In biathlon, women's 10km pursuit will follow yesterday's men's 12.5km event.

  • 07:10
    Germany’s woman ski jumper Carina Vogt, who has won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in the history of this event, is beside herself with joy and also with curiosity how she managed to put emotion under control seconds before the decisive jump, TASS reports.
  • 05:29
    Olympics medals table on Tuesday (Gold Silver Bronze Total): Norway 4 3 4 11; Canada 4 3 2 9; Germany 4 1 0 5; Netherlands 3 2 3 8; United States 2 1 4 7; Switzerland 2 0 0 2; Russia 1 3 3 7; Austria 1 3 0 4; France 1 0 2 3; Belarus 1 0 0 1; Poland 1 0 0 1; Slovakia 1 0 0 1; South Korea 1 0 0 1; Sweden 0 3 1 4; Czech Republic 0 2 1 3; Slovenia 0 1 2 3; Italy 0 1 1 2; Japan 0 1 1 2; China 0 1 0 1; Finland 0 1 0 1; Great Britain 0 0 1 1; Ukraine 0 0 1 1.
  • 00:40
    Russian pair-skaters Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov said after the individual short programme on Tuesday that they were happy to improve their skating record at the Sochi Olympics.
  • 23:01
    Germany’s Carina Vogt wins gold in Ski Jumping.
  • 22:47
    Russian born Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland wins Olympic gold in men's snowboard halfpipe. US snowboarder Shaun White's score of 90.25 lands him 4th place.
  • 22:32
    Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano clocked best result in final run of halfpipe competitions at Sochi Olympics. The athlete scored 90.75 points. Chinese Yiwei Zhang came second with 87.25 points, and Switzerland’s Yuri Podladchikov ranks third with 86.50 points. Two-fold Olympic champion American Shaun White scored 35 points in 1st run. Later will take place another run, after which the winners will be defined.
  • 22:24
    Russian figure skating pair Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov leads after short program.
  • 22:15
    Figure skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov get 84.17 points and score new world record.
  • 22:12
    Russian women’s curling team has lost 5:7 to Chinese squad in third match at Sochi Olympics. In the next game, the Russians will play against Japan. The match will take place on Wednesday at 10:00 GMT.
  • 21:48
    Luger Natalie Geisenberger has proven her class by claiming the predicted gold medal in the women’s singles at the Sochi Games. The German, who enjoyed a huge lead after three tries, had no problems in staying ahead after the fourth run at the Sanki Sliding Center.
  • 21:38
    Darya Domracheva, who won the women’s biathlon pursuit race at the Sochi Games, said it wasn’t easy to pull herself together after failing to win the sprint race.
  • 21:36
    The International Olympic Committee has hailed the Sochi Winter Games as "a great success" so far, four days into competition on the Black Sea coast.
  • 21:30

    Russian hockey team confirmed their place in the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over a spirited Japan side.


    Photo: AFP

  • 21:14

    Russia’s Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov post a huge score of 75.21 points in Figure Skating Pairs Short Program.


    Photo: RIA Novosti

  • 21:03
    It's the calm before the evening storm in Sochi. There's fireworks ahead in the shape of gold medals to be awarded in three of the most spectacular sports.
  • 21:02
    More than 500 hours of cultural program await the guests of the Games. One of them is coming to an end right now in "Galaktika" Hall in Krasnaya Polyana with Erwin Schrott and the "Rojotango" band playing
  • 20:48
    The Olympic champion Martin Fourcade is ready to take his gold in Medals Plaza.
  • 20:43
    This inaugural women's ski jumping event is being billed as a straight shootout between the two teenagers, Sara Takanashi of Japan, and American Sarah Hendrickson.
  • 20:39
    The Ukraine's Olena Stetskiv is leading in the 4th run of women's singles luge.
  • 20:30
    “I’ve been waiting for these Olympics all my life,” he said. “It’s a great feeling to play at the home Games with support of the fans.” Datsyuk said.
  • 20:28

    Pavel Datsyuk, Russia’s captain and forward for the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, has fully recovered after a lower-body injury that plagued him for over a month, he announced, saying he’s ready to play in Russia's opener against Slovenia on Thursday. “Everything is fine. My injury doesn’t bother me at all,” he told a news conference in Sochi.


    Pavel Datsyuk   Photo: RIA Novosti

  • 20:04
    There are three more gold medals to be dished out today - the women's luge, the men's snowboard halfpipe and women's ski jumping.
  • 20:04
    The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is increasingly popular with TV audiences worldwide, with 8 percent, or 25.1 million more people watching it as compared with the previous Games, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said, Interfax reported.
  • 19:50
    "It was a fabulous performance by Olga Fatkulina. She stayed low after the start and worked hard towards the line." - Wilf O’Reilly Former Olympic short track speed skater.
  • 19:49
    The podium was completed by Dutch speed skater Margot Boer, with the result of 75.48 seconds.
  • 19:46

    The silver medal at Adler Arena went to Olga Fatkulina of Russia, who clocked 75.06 seconds after two runs.


    Olga Fatkulina  Photo: AFP

  • 19:43
    Speed skater Sang Hwa Lee was the fastest in the woman’s 500 meters event at the Sochi Winter Games.
  • 19:38
    Just one miss on the shooting range and great speed on the distance, allowed the Belarusian to complete the 10 kilometers at the Laura Complex in 29:30.7 minutes and claim the gold medal. Silver medal went to Tora Berger of Norway, who crossed the finish line 37.6 seconds after the winning athlete.
  • 19:35

    Darya Domracheva of Belarus wins Olympic gold in women's biathlon pursuit.


    Darya Domracheva     Photo: AFP

  • 19:31
    Russia vs Japan women's Olympic hockey match. Russia scores.
  • 19:18
    The semi-finals of the men's halfpipe is under way.
  • 19:05
    State philarmonic orchestra "Novaya Rossiya(New Russia)" that splendidly performed the Olympic anthem at the Opening Ceremony of the Games in Sochi is getting ready to play "Viva Italia" in the Zimny Theater.
  • 18:33
    Captain of the USA Olympic Hockey team Zach Parise: " We are enjoying our stay in Sochi. The village is very nice and the weather is great".
  • 18:31
    Russian long-track speed skater Olga Fatkulina is second after the first attempt in the women's 500m at the Sochi Olympics.
  • 18:23

    Russia’s Alex Ovechkin has expressed the hope that the country’s hockey squad will be able to show off their best game under pressure in Sochi. “The Russian hockey team will cope with high pressure at the Sochi Olympics, as there are many experienced players,” he said at a press conference.


    Alex Ovechkin  Photo: EPA

  • 17:53
    Norwegian cross-country, Ola Vigen Hattestad, skier raced to a gold medal in the men’s free sprint event at the Sochi Olympics. Hattestad needed just 3:38.4 minutes to complete the 1.6 km loop at the Laura Complex in Krasnaya Polyana.
  • 17:50
    Cross-country skier Maiken Caspersen Falla raced to a gold medal in the women’s free sprint event at the Sochi Olympics. The Norwegian left five of her rivals in the final heat behind, clocking the time of 2:35.49 minutes.
  • 17:36
    Sochi Olympic organizers see no need to bring in stored snow to cope with the warm temperatures in the mountains - but are ready to do so if necessary.
  • 17:21
    Norway's Marit Bjoergen, the defending champion, crashes out of the ladies' sprint (free) in the semi-final after falling on the final bend, ending her hopes of adding a second gold at these Games.
  • 17:18

    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White tops the men's halfpipe qualification stage with 95.75 points.


    Shaun White  Photo: AFP

  • 17:08

    During the 123 days journey from Moscow to Sochi more than 14 thousand torchbearers carried the Olympic flame. Results of the longest Olympic Torch Relay in history are being summed up in Sochi right now!


    Photo: RIA Novosti

  • 17:05
    Ice hockey star Sidney Crosby, who has been appointed Canada’s captain for Sochi 2014, says that the responsibility will not change his approach to the Games. "I don't feel any different, aside from the fact you know a lot more guys, you're more familiar with what's going on, what to expect," Crosby told Reuters, adding that in a short-term event such as the Olympics, “the more you can get some consistency, get to know the guys, the more you can get the better."
  • 16:57
    Swedish women’s hockey team defeated German squad 4-0 (1:0, 0:0,3:0) in the second Group B match at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Plucks were delivered by Emma Nordin (1st minute), Cecilia Ostberg (48th minute), Johanna Olofsson (51st minute) and Pernilla Winberg (52nd minute). German women’s hockey team will play their next match against Japan on February 13. On the same day, Sweden will play against Russia.
  • 16:29
    Names of all the medalists are engraved on the wallsof the main stadium where the Olympic Games take place.
  • 16:12
    Canadian skier Yuki Tsubota, who was injured in a frightening crash at end of her slopestyle run in the women’s finals, is being treated for a possible fractured jaw, a Canadian team official said.
  • 15:47
    Women's alpine skiing 1/4 final starts in a few minutes.
  • 15:36
    “I definitely impressed by what the Russians did, everything is flawless,” Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, a Canadian freestyle skier said, adding that “the athletes are taken a good care of” in Sochi.
  • 15:22
    Kyrgyzstan president names Olympic opening ceremony grandiose, tremendous event
  • 15:22
    President of the International Skating Union (ISU) Ottavio Cinquanta highly appreciated the organization of a team figure skating event and Russia's figure skating star Yevgeny Plushenko - the winner in men's event of the team figure skating competition.
  • 15:08

    Vladislav Treyak: "For the Russian team every match is like a final one. We don't have any weak rivals".


    Russian hockey team. Photo: RIA Novosti

  • 14:51

    Russian skier Anastasia Dotsenko has qualified for the Olympics sprint race, skiing a distance of 1.3 kilometers within 2:38.14 minutes. Winners in the sprint ski race will be announced late on Tuesday.


    Photo: RIA Novosti

  • 14:49
    Snowboard halfpipe goes on as scheduled despite milder weather.
  • 14:48
    Russia ice hockey captain Pavel Datsyuk says he has recovered from a knee injury and is fit to play for the host nation at the Olympics. "Everything is fine, my injury doesn't bother me at all," he told a news conference Tuesday in Sochi attended by the entire Russian team.
  • 14:46
    Ice hockey is drawing special interest at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee's Director of Communications Mark Adams announced.
  • 14:28

    Ilya Kovalchuk: "Home Olympic Games - is a great honor for every athlete! That is why every member of the team is here".


    Photo: RIA Novosti

  • 14:26
    Russian president and prime minister congratulated freestyle skier Alexander Smyshlyaev with his bronze medal victory in men’s moguls.
  • 14:22

    US Devin Logan took silver, Canada’s Kim Lamarre won bronze. Russian skier Anna Mirtova finished in the 21st place.


    Photo: AFP

  • 14:21

    Canadian freestyle skier Dara Howell won gold in slopestyle at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.


    Photo: RIA Novosti

  • 14:17
    A total of 925,000 tickets have already been sold for competitions during the Sochi Olympics, says Dmitry Perlin, the head of the Ticket Program of the Sochi-2014 Organising Committee.
  • 14:09
    Dara Howell of Canada produced an incredible score of 94.20 points on her first run to take gold in the Olympic women's freestyle skiing slopestyle event on Tuesday.
  • 13:10
    "In the Olympic Village there is a fabulous international atmosphere!" the Olympic champion in snowboard Sage Kotsenburg said.
  • 12:56
    Russian mogul skier Alexander Smyshlyaev, who won the bronze medal in mogul skiing at the Winter Olympics in the southern Russian city of Sochi, was prepared to fight for Olympic medals technically and psychologically, head coach of Russian freestyle team Alexei Pokashnikov told reporters on Tuesday. On Monday, Smyshlyaev has won the Olympic medal in mogul skiing for Russia after an interval of 20 years. At the Winter Olympics in Norway’s Lillehammer in 1994 Sergei Shupletsov has won the silver medal in mogul skiing, Yelizaveta Kozhevnikova has won the bronze.
  • 12:24
    Russian freestyle skier Mirtova becomes 19th after first run in slopestyle qualification. 

    The Russian freestyle skier gained 17.40 points. Canadian freestyle skiers Dara Howell (88.80 points) and Kim Lamarre (85.40 points) have taken the first and second places, respectively. British freestyler Katie Summerhayes came third (81.40 points). Ski-slopestyle finals will be held later on Tuesday.

  • 12:04

    The International Olympic Committee Tuesday reinstated India, allowing its athletes to compete under their own flag in Sochi, officials from both sides said.


    Photo: EPA

  • 11:59
    Monday added two Olympic bronze medals to Team Russia’s collection, with Viktor An coming third in the 1500m short-track final and Alexander Smyshlyayev winning a surprise victory in mogul. Russia’s Olympic medal count now totals six medals, including a gold, two silvers and three bronzes.
  • 11:53

    Russia's women's curling team wins in second Olympic match against US squad!


    Photo: RIA Novosti


    Photo: RIA Novosti


    Photo: RIA Novosti

  • 11:44
    Did you know that 920.000 tickets have been sold for the first Winter Olympic Games in Russia!
  • 11:43
    Russian athletes are set to win medals in cross-country individual freestyle sprint, biathlon, speed skating and luge on Tuesday.
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