Sochi 2014

Sochi 2014 made $53 million profit, IOC reveal

By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Sochi 2014 made a profit of $53 million, new figures published by the IOC have revealed ©Getty ImagesSochi 2014 made an operating profit of RUB3.25 billion (£34 million/$53 million/€47 million), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced here. 

Komissarova still striving to walk again year on from horrific crash at Sochi 2014

By Nick Butler

Maria Komissarova still requires more support as she continues her long recovery from the life-changing crash ©Maria KomissarovaMaria Komissarova, the Russian freestyle skier who broke her spine in a horrific training crash during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, is still vowing to walk again a year on from her life-changing incident.

Celebrations take place to mark one year anniversary of Sochi 2014 Olympics

By Nick Butler

Celebrations are taking place today to mark exactly a year since the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesRussian President Vladimir Putin has attended Winter Olympic Games anniversary celebrations in Sochi today, with International Olympic Committee (IOC) counterpart Thomas Bach claiming the success of the "Athletes' Games" is still being felt. 

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).
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