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Economic Benefits of 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
The Sochi Olympics generated almost 2 billion roubles in revenue for the Russian TV channels who acquired the broadcasting rights for the 2014 Winter Games
Russian, Western Media Clash Off Ice Over Team USA's Controversial Win
Fog and disallowed goal puzzle #Sochi2014 fans. Magic salt and much more in our tweet review.
Top #Sochi Tweets: Complaints Give Way to Admiration
Yulia Lipnitskaya, 15, draws the biggest tweet-applause, making even Yevgeny Plushchenko stand in her shadow. Click to get the latest update.
Best #Sochi Tweets Ahead of 2014 Games
Live-tweeting journos and guests document their joy and frustration ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It's not all bad, actually.
Sochi Olympics: Where to Watch
The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be held on Friday, February 7. Not all the Russian citizens will be able to see the great show and following competitions first-hand. Where to watch the Olympic Games' broadcasts: at home or on roadside large screens? Find it here.
2014 Sochi Olympics Suprises
Russia-IC is launching its 2014 Olympic coverage. Get more news when the Games start on our website and Facebook account. Send us your pictures from sports venues, selfies from around Sochi and menus from the hotels where you stay.


Sochi Olympics May Boost GDP
The Winter Games in Sochi are expected to boost the economy by 0.3 percent amid a continuing stagnation, says a report by the Russian Central Bank.
Sochi 2014: Figure Skater Plushchenko Awaiting Surgery
Russian figure skater Evgeny Plushchenko is expected to undergo surgery in an Israeli clinic on March 2 after an injury which forced the ice star suddenly withdraw from the 2104 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Sochi2014: Plyushchenko Retracts CNN Statement
Olympic champion Evgeny Plyushchenko backpedalled on his earlier statement that was forced to skate with an injury.
Sochi 2014: Men's Curling Team 7th After 9 Games
Russias mens curling team beat Germans in a game that was no longer relevant.
Russia Faces Norway on Route to Playoffs
Russians had to swallow heart drops again after the Olympic ice hockey team struggled against Slovakia.
Sochi 2014: Nikitina Grabs Bronze in Skeleton
Russia's Elena Nikitina has won bronze in skeleton, a victory that marks the first ever medal in the history of the Russian female team.
Sochi 2014: Russia Beat USA in Curling
Russia scrape through USA in curling with 7-6 on the scoreboard.
Sochi 2014: Russia's Vilukhina Secures Silver in 7.5km Sprint Race
Olga Vilukhina stunned her rivals and fans alike with a silver medal in the 7.5km sprint race.
Sochi 2014: NHL Stars Join Russian Ice Hockey Squad
Russias ice hockey team gets a boost with NHL stars who arrived in Sochi and were welcome by Vladislav Tretyak, the head of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia.
Sochi 2014: Russia's Vylegzhanin Missed Out On Medal Because of Norway's Sundby
Russia has appealed the decision of the judges who granted a bronze medal to Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway.
Sochi 2014: Luger Demchenko Grabs Silver, 4th Olympic Medal for Russia
Russian luger Albert Demchenko won silver, securing a fourth Olympic medal for Russia, in a fierce competition with Germanys Felix Loch, who defended his title at the Sanki Sliding Center.
Top #Sochi 2014 Tweets: Just Before Opening
Enjoy our collection of the top #Sochi tweets over the past 24 hours. Click here to gauge the mood.
Sochi 2014: US Urges Moscow to OK Yogurt Shipment to Olympic Athletes
The delivery of American-made yogurt to the US Olympic team is in limbo due to what Washington claims to be red tape.
Sochi 2014: US Officials Warning of Toothpaste Tube Bombs
US officials have warned international and regional airlines with flights to Sochi of toothpaste tube bombs, say a report by CNN
Sochi 2014: Russian Team to Be Led by Bobsleigh Star Alexander Zubkov
Bobsleigh star Alexander Zubkov was picked as the flag bearer of the Russian Olympic team after weeks of rumours and media buzz
Sochi 2014: German Broadcaster Claims Russia Developing New Drugs
German broadcaster claims to have uncovered a secret research programme in Russia to develop new drugs for athletes.
Sochi Train Tickets: The Prices Are Falling
Prices for the train tickets in Sochi are getting 10 times cheaper.
Sochi Olympics Tickets Are Sold Out
Tickets for opening and closing ceremonies of Sochi Olympics sold out. The second phase of ticket sales for Sochi Olympics events and ceremonies was launched on October 11 at 12:00 Moscow time. Within the first hours the fans bought out tens of thousands of tickets including all available seats at the opening and closing ceremonies. There are no more even the most expensive tickets for 50,000 and 37,000 rubles each.
Restricted Areas To Be Created In Sochi
Some restrictions related to security will come into effect in Sochi during the Olympics from January 7 to March 21, 2014. In particular, controlled areas will be set up in Sochi for regular people and vehicles it would be possible to get there only after police control.
Olympic Torch Walks Into Space
Two cosmonauts, Kotov and Ryazansky will conduct extra-vehicular activity together with Winter Olympics Torch. The Olympic Torch Relay will start on October 7, 2013. The carriers will run 65 000 km and pass by 2 900 locations in 123 days.
New Trains, Less Luggage, More Decks
Double deck trains will run in Russia.
No Visa-Free Regime Until Sochi Olympics
The introduction of a visa-free regime between Russian and the EU is delayed till after the 2014 Sochi Olympics - a media report.
RUR 135BN Earmarked for Sports Until 2020
Russias Sports Ministry needs RUR 135 billion to revive Russias status as an athletic superpower.

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