2014 Sochi Olympics - updates

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Suspect held over Olympic figure skater's murder

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:22 PM

A suspect has been detained for the fatal stabbing of 2014 Sochi Olympics bronze medalist Denis Ten

GREAT LOSS. Kazakh skating star Denis Ten died in the hospital after medics fought to save his life following the attack.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Olympic figure skater stabbed to death

Jul 20, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The 25-year-old Denis Ten, who won a bronze in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, was fatally attacked by car thieves

TRAGEDY. Family, friends and fans across the world mourn the death of Kazakh skating star Denis Ten. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Ukraine Paralympians raise national flag in Sochi amid crisis

Mar 07, 2014 - 9:13 AM

The team however is yet to formally announce whether or not it will be boycotting the Games over Russia s intervention in Ukraine s Crimea

PREPARING FOR THE PARALYMPICS. Athletes in action during an unofficial training session at Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Center during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 19 February 2014. Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Ukraine crisis casts shadow on Sochi Paralympics

Mar 06, 2014 - 9:17 PM

The backdrop to this celebration of sport will be very different from the Winter Olympics last month after Putin supported the seizure by pro Moscow armed forces of Ukraine s region of Crimea

WILL IT STILL BE A HAPPY EVENT? In this file photo, fireworks are seen above the Olympic Park during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia, 23 February 2014. Armando Babani/EPA

Russia's Olympic flame under fire after failures

Oct 09, 2013 - 9:35 AM

The flame was extinguished twice on Monday – the first day of the relay – and twice on Tuesday according to media reports and witnesses

FAULTY TORCH? Actress Ino Menegaki, in the role of the High Priestess, lights the torch with the flame during the handover ceremony of the Olympic flame for the Winter Olympic Games Sochi 2014 at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens, Greece, 05 October 2013. EPA/Simela Pantzartzi