Sochi Winter Olympics

Curtain Comes Down on Sochi Winter Olympics

 February 28, 2014   R K Gupta

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For 17 days, Russian Black-Sea resort of Sochi was abuzz with excitement with nearly 3000 participants from 88 countries converging there for XXII Winter Olympics. While the show ended with a glittering ceremony on February 23, 2014, memories of Sochi will remain etched forever. It was an extravagant last show in Fisht Stadium, which also […]

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Russian Ice Hockey team disappoints an expectant home nation

 February 21, 2014   John Welsh

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When Russian president Vladimir Putin spent a reported £30 billion to allow the staging of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he and a nationwide audience may have expected a better display from the nation’s ice hockey team. After starting the tournament as second favourites behind Canada, an unexpected 3-1 quarter-final defeat by Finland was […]

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Downhill skiing receding as the main media focus of Winter Olympics

 February 12, 2014   John Welsh

Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze may not quite be household names in the world of sport but during the women’s downhill skiing event at Sochi, they became the first athletes to share a Winter Olympics gold medal. Similarly, Matthias Mayer won the men’s equivalent earlier in the week despite not having won a World Cup […]

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