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Feb 12, 2014

“Miracle on Ice” haunts triple champion ex-Soviet goaltender

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Of all the goals conceded by Vladislav Tretyak in a glittering career that earned him three Olympic gold medals, there is one in particular that haunts him.

Just before the end of the first period of the 1980 Olympic showdown with the United States, the Soviet goaltender’s uncharacteristic error allowed the home side to draw level at 2-2.

Feb 12, 2014

Olympics-”Miracle on Ice” haunts triple champion ex-Soviet goaltender

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Of all the goals conceded by Vladislav Tretyak in a glittering career that earned him three Olympic gold medals, there is one in particular that haunts him.

Just before the end of the first period of the 1980 Olympic showdown with the United States, the Soviet goaltender’s uncharacteristic error allowed the home side to draw level at 2-2.

Feb 12, 2014
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North Caucasus Islamist group prays for earthquake at Sochi Olympics

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(The Olympic flame is seen after the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

A militant Islamist group has urged followers to pray for an earthquake in Sochi during the Winter Olympics to avenge Muslims who died there fighting “Russian infidels”.

Feb 11, 2014

Islamist group prays for earthquake in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – A militant Islamist group has urged followers to pray for an earthquake in Sochi during the Winter Olympics to avenge Muslims who died there fighting “Russian infidels”.

The appeal was made by a local branch of the Caucasus Emirate, a group which is waging an insurgency for an Islamist state in Russia’s North Caucasus and called on supporters last year to attack the Games.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-Islamist group prays for earthquake in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) – A militant Islamist group has urged followers to pray for an earthquake in Sochi during the Winter Olympics to avenge Muslims who died there fighting “Russian infidels”.

The appeal was made by a local branch of the Caucasus Emirate, a group which is waging an insurgency for an Islamist state in Russia’s North Caucasus and called on supporters last year to attack the Games.

Feb 10, 2014

Russian billionaire’s dog shelter helps Putin’s Games

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – A Russian billionaire who has invested heavily in the Winter Olympics has found a novel way to help Vladimir Putin stage a successful Games – by funding a shelter for Sochi’s stray dogs.

Oleg Deripaska’s gesture could help save hundreds of dogs that are in danger of being rounded up and destroyed as the host city on the Black Sea tries to clear them off the streets.

Feb 10, 2014

Olympics-Russian billionaire’s dog shelter helps Putin’s Games

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) – A Russian billionaire who has invested heavily in the Winter Olympics has found a novel way to help Vladimir Putin stage a successful Games – by funding a shelter for Sochi’s stray dogs.

Oleg Deripaska’s gesture could help save hundreds of dogs that are in danger of being rounded up and destroyed as the host city on the Black Sea tries to clear them off the streets.

Feb 9, 2014

Grumbles drowned out as Sochi party gets under way

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – After putting up for years with dust, noise and traffic jams while their drab Russian resort was transformed into a modern sports hub, the people of Sochi can finally judge for themselves whether it was worth it.

As the $51-billion Winter Olympics got into full swing on Sunday, the answer from spectators, seeing the Olympic Park up and running for the first time, was a resounding “Yes”.

Feb 9, 2014

Olympics-Grumbles drowned out as Sochi party gets under way

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) – After putting up for years with dust, noise and traffic jams while their drab Russian resort was transformed into a modern sports hub, the people of Sochi can finally judge for themselves whether it was worth it.

As the $51-billion Winter Olympics got into full swing on Sunday, the answer from spectators, seeing the Olympic Park up and running for the first time, was a resounding “Yes”.

Feb 8, 2014

Russia’s Putin to visit Japan, ties with Tokyo warming

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Saturday to visit Japan in the autumn, fuelling hopes of progress on a territorial dispute dating back to World War Two that is hampering trade.

At talks during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe greeted each other warmly and hailed the speed at which relations between their countries were improving – in contrast to Tokyo’s strained ties with Beijing.

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      "Timothy Heritage is Brussels Bureau Chief and European Affairs Editor, responsible for coverage of the European Union. He has previously been based in Moscow, Jerusalem, Paris, London, Warsaw and Belgrade, covering events ranging from the fall of Communism and conflict in the Balkans and Middle East to the euro zone debt crisis."
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