Europe, US impose sanctions on Russian car racing team

Sergey ZlobinMoscow, April 15 - The Russian car racing team is unable to participate in international competitions following the freeze in Europe and the US of bank accounts of SMP Car Sport and Racing, the non-government organisation said Monday.

Zenit names Villas-Boas as new manager

Moscow, March 19 - Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has been named Russian side Zenit St Petersburg's new manager.

The 36-year-old Portuguese will officially sign for Zenit March 20, reported Xinhua.

Russia, Germany hit gold early at Winter Paralympics

Winter-ParalympicsSochi, March 8 : Russia and Germany turned out to be early gold grabbers with both claiming a skiing title at the Winter Paralympics here Saturday.

Dortmund beat Zenit 4-2 in Champions League first leg

Dortmund-beat-ZenitSt. Petersburg, Feb 26 : The 2013 UEFA Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund begun the knockout phase of the 2014 edition with a 4-2 away win over Russian club Zenit here.

Sochi closes Olympics in the glow of success

Sochi, Feb 24 - Russia has delivered a "spectacular" Olympics as the Sochi Winter Games closed Sunday night with the whole country basking in athletic achievements and compliments from the Olympic chief, reports Xinhua.

Sochi Olympics end, Russia tops medal tally

Sochi Olympics end, Russia tops medal tallyMoscow, Feb 24 - Ballet, circus acts and the classics of Russian literature and music were at the heart of Sunday's Sochi Olympics closing ceremony, leaving Russia, which dominated the medals standings, with a sense of accomplishment.

IOC confirms first Sochi Olympics doping case

Evi-Sachenbacher-StehleSochi, Feb 22 : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Saturday confirmed the first doping case of the Winter Olympics as German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle tested positive for a stimulant.

German Karstens wins Olympic PSL gold

Sochi, Feb 22 : Germany's Anke Karstens nipped Austrian Julia Dujmovtis by 0.72 seconds to win the women's snowboard parallel slalom gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics Saturday.

Dujmovtis took the silver, reports Xinhua.

Italy's Corinna Boccacini claimed the bronze. (IANS)

Liu to carry Chinese flag at closing ceremony

Liu-QiuhongSochi, Feb 22 : Short track speed skater Liu Qiuhong will be the Chinese flag bearer at the Winter Olympic closing ceremony, announced Xiao Tian, deputy chef de mission Saturday.

Sochi Winter Olympics medal table on Friday

Sochi (Russia), Feb 22 - Following is the list of countries' standing as per medals won till Friday at the ongoing Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

The medal table (tabulated under gold, silver, bronze and total medals):

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