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Feb 11, 2014

Lebanese skier Chamoun apologizes for racy pictures

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Lebanese skier Jacky Chamoun apologized on Tuesday after photos and a video from a shoot three years ago surfaced on the internet, causing a stir in her Arab nation.

Chamoun, who also competed in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and lives in Switzerland, said the material that appeared on the internet showing her topless was not part of the shoot for an Austrian skiing calendar.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-Lebanese skier Chamoun apologises for racy pictures

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Lebanese skier Jacky Chamoun apologised on Tuesday after photos and a video from a photoshoot three years ago surfaced on the internet and caused a stir in her Arab nation.

Chamoun, who also competed in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and resides in Switzerland, said the material that appeared on the internet showing her topless was not part of the shoot for an Austrian skiing calendar.

Feb 11, 2014

Mild weather disrupts Winter Games, temps to rise further

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – A spell of mild winter weather is disrupting events at the Sochi Olympics and Games organizers are concerned about the outlook with temperatures forecast to rise further this week.

Training for the women’s Alpine skiing downhill was scrapped on Tuesday to protect the piste while mild conditions meant a mushy track for the Nordic Combined event.

Feb 11, 2014

Mild weather disrupts Winter Games, temperatures to rise further

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – A spell of mild winter weather is disrupting events at the Sochi Olympics and Games organisers are concerned about the outlook with temperatures forecast to rise further this week.

Training for the women’s Alpine skiing downhill was scrapped on Tuesday to protect the piste while mild conditions meant a mushy track for the Nordic Combined event.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-Mild weather disrupts Winter Games, temps to rise further

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) – A spell of mild winter weather is disrupting events at the Sochi Olympics and Games organisers are concerned about the outlook with temperatures forecast to rise further this week.

Training for the women’s Alpine skiing downhill was scrapped on Tuesday to protect the piste while mild conditions meant a mushy track for the Nordic Combined event.

Feb 11, 2014

India returns to Olympic fold as IOC lifts ban

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – India has returned to the Olympic fold after the IOC lifted a ban on the country’s Olympic Association on Tuesday, and its athletes will now be able to march behind the Indian flag at the Sochi Games closing ceremony.

India’s athletes have been competing in Sochi under the Olympic flag due to the country’s suspension, imposed after the country held a 2012 Olympic association (IOA) election in which a corruption-tainted official was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 11, 2014

India returns as IOC lifts ban

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – India has returned to the Olympic fold after the IOC lifted a ban on the country’s Olympic Association on Tuesday.

Indian athletes have been competing at the Sochi Winter Games under the Olympic flag due to the country’s suspension, imposed after the country held a 2012 Olympic association (IOA) election in which a corruption-tainted official was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-India returns as IOC lifts ban

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) – India has returned to the Olympic fold after the IOC lifted a ban on the country’s Olympic Association on Tuesday.

Indian athletes have been competing at the Sochi Winter Games under the Olympic flag due to the country’s suspension, imposed after the country held a 2012 Olympic association (IOA) election in which a corruption-tainted official was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 10, 2014

IOC bans Burke memorial stickers, Norway armbands a no-no

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Athletes at the Sochi Games will not be allowed to use helmet stickers as a mark of respect for Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died in an accident two years ago, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

The IOC has told at least one athlete, Australian snowboarder Tora Bright, to refrain from using a sticker.

Feb 10, 2014

Sochi volunteers filling empty seats, say organisers

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Sochi Winter Olympics organisers are asking volunteers to fill some of the empty seats at venues during competition, they said on Monday.

Some 70 percent of tickets were sold prior to the event in the Russian Black Sea resort and briefs have also been put on sale at ticket offices in the city.

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