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Russia downplays security threat to Sochi Olympics

Moscow, Jan 24 - Threats sent to a number of national Olympic committees should not be taken too seriously, head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov said Thursday.

No carry-on liquids at Moscow airports for Olympics

No carry-on liquids at Moscow airports for OlympicsMoscow, Jan 9 - All carry-on liquids will be banned at Moscow's three international airports ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi for security concern, the Russian flight authority posted the decision Wednesday.

Russia streamlines visa applications for Sochi Olympics

Russia streamlines visa applications for Sochi OlympicsMoscow, Jan 1 - Foreigners planning to attend the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in February can obtain visas the same day they apply, Russian foreign ministry has said.

Russia can deliver safe Winter Games: IOC chief

Russia can deliver safe Winter Games: IOC chiefMoscow, Dec 31 - "Cowardly" terror attacks in Volgograd will not undermine the confidence that Russia could guarantee security of the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said.

Shirokov named Russian Footballer of the Year

Roman-ShirokovSt. Petersburg, Dec 27 : Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov has been named Footballer of the Year for the second year in a row by Russia's Football magazine.

Forty world leaders to attend Sochi Winter Olympics

Sochi-Winter-OlympicsMoscow, Dec 14 : About 40 world leaders will be invited for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, Sochi 2014 steering committee head Dmitry Chernyshenko said.

One million foreign visitors expected in 2018 World Cup

One million foreign visitors expected in 2018 World CupMoscow, Dec 3 - Up to one million foreign tourists are expected to visit the World Cup 2018 in Russia, the competitions' steering committee said Monday.

IOC chief urged to probe Russia's anti-gay law ahead of Sochi Olympics

Thomas-BachManila, Dec 2 : A Russian non-governmental organisation has called on International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach to launch an independent investigation of Russia's anti-gay legislation ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, according to reports.

Tickets for Sochi Olympics go for final sale

Tickets for Sochi Olympics go for final saleMoscow, Nov 26 - Tickets sale for the 22nd Winter Olympics began in Moscow, the official ticketing website said.

Tickets sale started Monday in the rail terminal's box office in Sochi, the

Russian cosmonauts take Olympic torch on maiden spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts take Olympic torch on maiden spacewalkMoscow, Nov 10 -Two Russian cosmonauts took an Olympic torch on a spacewalk Saturday for the first time in history as part of the Sochi 2014 torch relay.



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