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Mar 12, 2014

Southampton appoint ice hockey coach as chairman

By Ossian Shine

(Reuters) – Southampton have appointed an international ice hockey coach as their new chairman, the English Premier League soccer club announced on Wednesday.

Ralph Krueger, who has just returned from the Sochi Olympics where he helped Team Canada win the gold medal, takes over the role vacated by Nicola Cortese in January.

Mar 12, 2014

Soccer-Southampton appoint ice hockey coach as chairman

March 12 (Reuters) – Southampton have appointed an international ice hockey coach as their new chairman, the English Premier League soccer club announced on Wednesday.

Ralph Krueger, who has just returned from the Sochi Olympics where he helped Team Canada win the gold medal, takes over the role vacated by Nicola Cortese in January.

Mar 11, 2014

Sochi exceeding all expectations, IPC chief says

By Ossian Shine

(Reuters) – The Sochi Paralympic Winter Games are on track to becoming the most successful ever, International Paralympic Committee President Phil Craven said on Tuesday.

“The Games are exceeding all expectations in every single area,” the Briton said of the March 7-16 extravaganza.

Mar 11, 2014

Paralympics-Sochi exceeding all expectations, IPC chief says

March 11 (Reuters) – The Sochi Paralympic Winter Games are on track to becoming the most successful ever, International Paralympic Committee President Phil Craven said on Tuesday.

“The Games are exceeding all expectations in every single area,” the Briton said of the March 7-16 extravaganza.

Feb 24, 2014

Sochi shows off modern Russia, and so much more

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – For the last seven years critics have lined up to paint the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as a wasteful extravagance. A $50 billion pet project designed purely to allow President Vladimir Putin to show off modern Russia’s might.

Certainly the price tag was enormous, there can be no argument about that. And Putin did successfully use the Games to showcase feats of engineering and architecture; building an entire resort from the ground up.

Feb 24, 2014

Olympics-Sochi shows off modern Russia, and so much more

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 24 (Reuters) – For the last seven years critics have lined up to paint the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as a wasteful extravagance. A $50 billion pet project designed purely to allow President Vladimir Putin to show off modern Russia’s might.

Certainly the price tag was enormous, there can be no argument about that. And Putin did successfully use the Games to showcase feats of engineering and architecture; building an entire resort from the ground up.

Feb 15, 2014

Putin to visit Russian skier after broken back surgery

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova underwent six-and-a-half hours of spinal surgery on Saturday after breaking her back in a Sochi 2014 training crash.

The 23-year-old had a metal implant inserted and surgeons will not know how successful the operation has been for three or four days.

Feb 15, 2014

Russian Freestyle skier ‘seriously hurt’ in crash

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been seriously hurt in training with doctors making an immediate decision to operate, the Russian Freestyle Federation said on Saturday.

Komissarova sustained the injury while training at the PSX Olympic skicross venue at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Russian Freestyle skier “seriously hurt” in crash

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been seriously hurt in training with doctors making an immediate decision to operate, the Russian Freestyle Federation said on Saturday.

Komissarova sustained the injury while training at the PSX Olympic skicross venue at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Feb 11, 2014

IOC welcomes India back, opens cash pipeline

SOCHI, Russia/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s return to the Olympic fold switches on a multi-million-dollar pipeline of funds and stokes the giant nation’s sporting ambitions.

A chronic under-achiever on every field of play bar the cricket pitch, the world’s second-most populous nation has been given a chance to start again with a clean slate, and a new sports leadership, after Olympic chiefs ended its suspension on Tuesday.

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      "I newsedit and direct Reuters sports coverage globally and ensure it meets our high standards. Based in Singapore, I took up the post of Asian Sports Editor in 2006. Prior to this I worked on the London sports desk and held the position of tennis correspondent and Olympics correspondent. I started my journalistic career in 1989 in British newspapers and on radio before joining Reuters in 1997."
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