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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.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-IOC welcomes India back, opens cash pipeline

SOCHI, Russia/NEW DELHI, Feb 11 (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.

Jan 30, 2014

No luck for the Irish as Yarde quits for Quins

LONDON (Reuters) – English top flight rugby club Harlequins are hoping international winger Marland Yarde will inject the “X-Factor” into their back line, after announcing the signing of the 21-year-old on Thursday.

Yarde will join next season from London Irish on a two-year deal which left Irish disappointed they had been unable to retain the player capped twice by England last year.

Jan 30, 2014

Rugby-No luck for the Irish as Yarde quits for Quins

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – English top flight rugby club Harlequins are hoping international winger Marland Yarde will inject the “X-Factor” into their back line, after announcing the signing of the 21-year-old on Thursday.

Yarde will join next season from London Irish on a two-year deal which left Irish disappointed they had been unable to retain the player capped twice by England last year.

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