Sochi 2014

Former Sochi 2014 President and chief executive given new top media role in Russia

By Duncan Mackay

Former Sochi 2014 President and chief executive Dmitry Chernyshenko is to head Gazprom-Media ©Getty ImagesFormer Sochi 2014 President and chief executive Dmitry Chernyshenko has been appointed as the new head of Gazprom-Media, Russia's largest media company, it has been announced. 

"We achieved even more than we dreamed about" at Sochi 2014, claims Putin

By Duncan Mackay

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed the success of Sochi 2014 at his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow ©The KremlinThe success of Sochi 2014 surpassed the expectations of even Russia, despite international attempts to sabotage it, claimed President Vladimir Putin today.

NBC tops podium at Olympic Golden Rings awards for Sochi 2014 coverage

By David Owen at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club

NBC dominated the Golden Rings awards for their coverage of Sochi 2014 ©IOCNBC was the big winner at this year's Olympic Golden Rings awards for outstanding broadcast coverage of Sochi 2014. 

RIOU students hold debrief with F1 Sochi Grand Prix officials after taking part in observation programme

By Daniel Etchells

Sergei Vorobyev (left), deputy general director of Russian Grand Prix promoters Omega Centre, speaks with Parth Kalke (right), a RIOU MSA student ©RIOUStudents from the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) who participated in an innovative observation programme at this year's inaugural Formula One Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, an important part of the city's Winter Olympic Games legacy, met with key officials from the Autodrom race circuit to engage in an official debrief last week.

Snow sports enjoying boom in Britain since Sochi 2014

By Paul Osborne at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead

Aimee Fuller and Jamie Nicholls joined snowboarding hopefuls at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead today ©ITGWinter Olympic stars Aimee Fuller and Jamie Nicholls were joined by snowboarding hopefuls here today as the Go Ski Go Board ambassadors gave a taster session into a sport that has been rocking since Sochi 2014.

Sochi 2014 construction giant accused of withholding wages from workers

By Nick Butler

The Bolshoy Ice Dome, the main ice hockey venue at Sochi 2014, was among those developed by Oleg Shishov's company ©Getty ImagesOleg Shishov, a Russian businessman heavily involved the construction of facilities for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, has been detained on suspicion of deliberately withholding wages from employees amounting to RUB35,000 (£7,000/$11,500/€9,000).

Putin in Sochi as Hamilton wins inaugural Russian Grand Prix

By Gary Anderson

Lewis Hamilton is congratulated by Vladimir Putin after winning the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi ©Getty ImagesRussian President Vladimir Putin was in Sochi to hand over the winning trophy to Lewis Hamilton after the Briton dominated from start to finish to claim victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix around the city's Olympic Park.

Putin on his way to Sochi as qualifying held for first Russian Grand Prix

By Zjan Shirinian

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected in Sochi for tomorrow's race ©Getty ImagesLewis Hamilton has bagged pole position for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix around Sochi's Olympic Park, ahead of an expected visit by President Vladimir Putin.

Skies above Sochi Autodrom racetrack to stage round of Red Bull Air Race

By Zjan Shirinian

The Red Bull Air Race will come to the Russian city of Sochi in May 2015 ©Getty Images for Red Bull Air RaceThe skies above the newly constructed Sochi Autodrom - which will stage the first Russian Grand Prix next month - will play host to a round of the Red Bull Air Race next year.
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