The mountains of Sochi are now home to Potanin's slope, Gazprom's gondola lift and Sberbank's ski jump. The nicknames used by locals and an army of construction workers leave no doubt about who is paying for the 2014 Winter Games: Russia's business powerhouses.
The Associated Press | posted May 20th - 12:37am
The cost of the 2014 Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi now stands at $51 billion, making it the most expensive Olympics in history. More than half of the bill is being footed by Russian state-controlled companies and business tycoons. A look at what the major players are building in Sochi:
The Associated Press | posted May 18th - 8:51pm
Mike Krzyzewski is no longer ruling out a return as coach of the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.
Paul Newberry, Associated Press | posted May 17th - 4:23pm
Wrestling is heeding the harshest of wakeup calls.
Stephen Wilson, Associated Press | posted May 15th - 2:43pm
Former WADA president Dick Pound has written a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency assessing the current state of drug-testing. It doesn't paint a pretty picture.
Stephen Wilson, Associated Press | posted May 14th - 11:15am
IOC Vice President Ng Ser Miang of Singapore is set to become the second declared candidate in the race to succeed Jacques Rogge as IOC president.
Associated Press | posted May 10th - 6:00am
Longtime IOC member Mario Pescante of Italy has endorsed Thomas Bach's bid to become the next president of the Olympic body.
Nesha Starcevic, Associated Press | posted May 9th - 5:49am
Thomas Bach became the first member to declare as a candidate for IOC president on Thursday, saying his long experience in the Olympic movement makes him "well prepared" for one of the most powerful jobs in sports.
Associated Press | posted May 3rd - 7:08am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he would be "the first to applaud" if Istanbul is chosen to host the 2020 Olympics.
Stephen Wilson, Associated Press | posted May 3rd - 4:33am
Olympic officials and scientific experts will meet in China next month to review the progress in developing a test for gene doping, the potential future of cheating in sports.
Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | posted Apr 30th - 6:30pm
A cross-border bid for San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, to host the 2024 Summer Olympics appeared dead before arrival Tuesday when the U.S. Olympic Committee said international rules don't allow two countries to mount a joint candidacy.
Associated Press | posted Apr 30th - 11:18am
Tokyo's governor has apologized for making critical comments about rival candidate Istanbul in the bidding for 2020 Olympics.
Stephen Wilson, Associated Press | posted Apr 26th - 2:24pm
The U.S. Olympic Committee is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games, including a joint proposal from San Diego and Mexican neighbor Tijuana.
John Leicester, Associated Press | posted Apr 26th - 1:07am
A luxury sports car, it turns out, is a very appropriate place to interview an Olympian about how he injured his back. Because the contrast between the two is so compelling.
Gerald Imray, Associated Press | posted Apr 25th - 9:10am
The magistrate in Carl Pistorius' culpable homicide trial took the entire court to a rural road to measure distances and check evidence Thursday, an unexpected twist to a case that already intrigues many because of the murder charge against Carl's younger brother, Oscar, the superstar double-amputee Olympic athlete who shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press | posted Apr 19th - 12:58pm
The naming of two Chechen brothers as the suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing is reviving fears about security at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the resort town on the edge of Russia's restive southern republics. But officials insist they are prepared to protect Olympic athletes and spectators.
Andrew Dampf, Associated Press | posted Apr 14th - 7:26am
Baseball and softball have joined forces in a bid to return to the Olympics.
Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press | posted Apr 11th - 1:35am
In April, at the end of another seemingly endless winter, most Russians are eager to get rid of the piles of snow that have clogged their cities and streets and yards for months.
Raf Casert, Associated Press | posted Apr 8th - 9:45am
Two major Olympic sports _ track and field and speedskating _ have lost key sponsors in the midst of a global economic slump.
Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press | posted Apr 3rd - 12:27pm
A key investor in Russia's 2014 Winter Olympics is lobbying the government to offer tax rebates for the companies operating in Sochi to help offset the rising costs of the games.
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