All posts tagged Sochi Olympics

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February 24, 2014, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

This is Russia’s semi-tropical southern corner, where you can ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon – in mid-winter! For the Winter Olympics, Russia spent $50 billion on […]


President Plevneliev: Visit to Sochi ‘not political’

February 23, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev, in Sochi for the final day of the 2014 Olympic Games, said that he did not see his visit as political but was t ...

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Ukrainian Olympic alpine skier quits Sochi, blames Yanukovych for deaths on EuroMaidan

February 20, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

Ukrainian Olympic alpine skier Bohdana Matsotska and her father posted a message on Facebook stating that they no longer will represent their nation ...

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Russia: Silencing critics at Sochi

February 18, 2014, by Cecily Hilleary of VOANews

The arrests of several activists near Sochi have renewed attention on the ways in which dissent is suppressed in Russia.  Two members of the feminist ...

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    Pussy Riot members released in Sochi
    February 18, 2014, by VOANews

    Two members of the Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot have been released after being detained by police in Sochi, center of the Winter Olympics. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina […]

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    Pussy Riot members detained in Sochi
    February 18, 2014, by VOANews

    Reports from the Russian town of Sochi, which is hosting the Olympic winter games, say two members of the political protest group Pussy Riot have been detained near the site […]

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    Bulgaria’s brightest Sochi medal hope falls short
    February 16, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Snowboarder Alexandra Zhekova, seen before the start of the Winter Games in Sochi as Bulgaria’s best chance for an Olympic medal, finished fifth in the women’s snowboard cross final on […]

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    Olympics takes aim at Russia’s smoking, drinking problem
    February 13, 2014, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    Organizers at the Winter Olympics in Sochi hope the Games will inspire healthy living in Russia – a country that suffers from high rates of premature deaths due to so-called […]

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    Potemkin Olympics or Palm Tree Olympics?
    February 12, 2014, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    In Sochi today, the most carefully watched page is not the Olympic medals count. It is the weather forecast. Down here on the Black Sea coast, daytime highs are nudging […]

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    Mild weather disrupts Winter Olympics in Sochi
    February 11, 2014, by VOANews

    A spell of warm weather is disrupting events at theWinter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, presenting a challenge for Olympic organizers with temperatures forecast to rise again this week. Athletes have voiced […]