Winter Olympics 2014

A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russian deputy sports minister suspended over doping allegations
Russian sports minister Yurfy Nagornykh is suspended until after a full investigation into alleged state-sponsored doping among Russian athletes is conducted.
Jul 19, 10:01
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Russia operated 'state-sponsored doping programme' at 2014 Winter Olympics
An investigation commissioned by WADA says that Russia operated a 'state-sponsored doping programme' at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Jul 18, 15:00
Gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Skelton on day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014
Skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold appointed MBE
Lizzy Yarnold is appointed MBE by the Queen for her services to sport, after winning Great Britain's only gold medal at the Sochi Games.
Dec 5, 17:32
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach chats with former musician Vanessa-Mae, who will compete for Thailand as Alpine skier Vanessa Vanakorn before the IOC Presidents Gala Dinner on February 6, 2014
Vanessa Mae appeals skiing ban
Violinist Vanessa Mae appeals the four-year ban given to her after it was deemed that she helped manipulate qualifying results in the lead-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Dec 4, 18:40
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach chats with former musician Vanessa-Mae, who will compete for Thailand as Alpine skier Vanessa Vanakorn before the IOC Presidents Gala Dinner on February 6, 2014
Violinist Vanessa Mae banned from skiing for four years
Vanessa Mae is banned for four years from skiing by the FIS after it was found that she had qualified for the Sochi Winter Olympics by taking part in fixed races.
Nov 11, 13:08
Great Britain's bronze medalist Jenny Jones waving to the crowd on the podium during the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Medal Ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014
Jenny Jones appeals for return of stolen Olympic photos
Great Britain snowboarder Jenny Jones appeals for the return of her stolen laptop, which contains all of her Olympic photos.
Jul 24, 08:31
Gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Skelton on day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014
Olympic heroes on Queen's Birthday Honours list
British gold medal winners Lizzy Yarnold, Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans are recognised for their achievements at the Winter Olympics in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Jun 13, 23:12
Jade Etherington and Guide Caroline Powell of Great Britain celebrates winning Silvier in the Women's Slalom - Visually Impaired on March 12, 2014
Jade Etherington's Winter Paralympic Games cut short by illness
British Winter Paralympic star Jade Etherington withdraws from her final event at the Sochi Games through illness.
Mar 16, 08:50
Jade Etherington and Guide Caroline Powell of Great Britain celebrates winning Silvier in the Women's Slalom - Visually Impaired on March 12, 2014
Result: Jade Etherington makes Winter Paralympics history by winning fourth medal
Jade Etherington becomes the most successful British woman in Winter Paralympic history by winning her fourth medal in Sochi.
Mar 14, 10:39
Jade Etherington and Guide Caroline Powell of Great Britain celebrates winning Silvier in the Women's Slalom - Visually Impaired on March 12, 2014
Result: Great Britain's Jade Etherington wins third Sochi Winter Paralympics medal
Great Britain's Jade Etherington wins silver in the slalom, resulting in her third medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics.
Mar 12, 09:34
Millie Knight of Great Britain, Flagbearer for ParalympicsGB Sochi 2014 poses for a portrait on March 6, 2014
Paralympian Millie Knight named as Great Britain's flag bearer for Winter Games
Fifteen-year-old Millie Knight is named as Great Britain's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi.
Mar 6, 12:01
Great Britain's Skip David Murdoch reacts to scoring 2 points with the final stone to win the game during the men's curling tie-breaker match between Great Britain and Norway at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014
Team GB curling stars visit Downing Street
Team GB's medal-winning curling teams visit Downing Street after returning from the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Feb 27, 12:57
Chef de Mission Mike Hay of Great Britain speaks during a Team GB press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014
Mike Hay rejects accusation that Winter Olympic sports are elitist
Great Britain's chef de mission Mike Hay rejects accusations that the Winter Olympic sports are elitist.
Feb 25, 11:59
Dancers reenact the Opening Ceremony ring failure during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014
Andrei Nasonovskiy: 'Closing ceremony was most ambitious ever'
Executive producer Andrei Nasonovskiy says that the closing ceremony at the Sochi Games was the "most ambitious" ever.
Feb 24, 00:00
Gary Anderson the Performance Director of the Great Britain Bobsleigh squad looks on during the Men's Four Man Bobsleigh competition at the Viessmann FIBT Bob & Skeleton World Cup at the Olympia Bob Runon January 12, 2014
Team GB bobsleigh coach Gary Anderson: Sochi results "bittersweet"
Team GB Bobsleigh coach Gary Anderson says that the team's results at the Winter Olympics were "bittersweet".
Feb 23, 23:40
Short track speed skater John Eley of Great Britain practices at the Iceberg Skating Palace on February 6, 2014
Jon Eley "very proud" of Team GB
Team GB speed skater Jon Eley says that he is proud to have been part of the team at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Feb 23, 23:17
Canada's players celebrating after winning the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal match between the USA and Canada at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014
Toronto mayor Rob Ford pleased with ice hockey win
Toronto mayor Rob Ford says that ice hockey "defines" Canada, following their gold medal win in the Winter Olympics.
Feb 23, 23:02
Gold Medallist, Russia-1 pilot Alexander Zubkov and brakeman Alexey Voevoda celebrate during the Bobsleigh Two-man Flower Ceremony at the Sliding Center Sanki during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 17, 2014
Alexander Zubkov: "We did the impossible"
Double gold medal-winning bobsleigh pilot Alexander Zubkov says that he "did the impossible" by clinching the two-man and four-man events at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Feb 23, 22:45
Gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Skelton on day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014
Lizzy Yarnold hails "wonderful week"
Team GB skeleton gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold says that she has had a "wonderful week" after taking part in the Winter Olympics' closing ceremony as Britain's flag-bearer.
Feb 23, 22:28
Amy Williams of Great Britain poses for a photo with her Gold Medal after winning the Women's Skeleton event on February 19, 2010
Amy Williams: 'New Winter Olympic events will inspire next generation'
Former Olympic skeleton champion Amy Williams believes that some of the newer Winter Games events will inspire young people to try winter sports.
Feb 23, 22:09
John Baines of the Team GB Bobsleigh team poses during the Team GB Kitting Out on January 21, 2014
John Baines "proud" of bobsleigh performance
Team GB bobsleigh competitor John Baines says that he is "proud" of the team's performances in Sochi.
Feb 23, 21:53
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Steven Holcomb: USA bobsleigh success is "huge"
USA bobsleigh pilot Steven Holcomb says that the team's success at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi is "huge" for the country.
Feb 23, 21:34
Chef de Mission Mike Hay of Great Britain speaks during a Team GB press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014
Mike Hay: 'Great Britain heading in right direction'
Great Britain chef de mission Mike Hay says that the team are "heading in the right direction" following their record-equalling performance in Sochi.
Feb 23, 21:15
Mario Matt of Austria wins the gold medal during the Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on February 22, 2014
Slalom champion Mario Matt hails "most impressive day" of career
Olympic slalom champion Mario Matt admits that his gold medal success in Sochi is the "most impressive" moment in his career.
Feb 23, 20:58
David Ryding of Great Britain competes during the Alpine Slalom (FIS Australia New Zealand Cup) during day seven of the Winter Games NZ at Coronet Peak on August 21, 2013
Team GB's Dave Ryding unhappy with slalom mistake
Team GB skier Dave Ryding believes that he could have finished higher in the slalom if he had not made a mistake during his second run.
Feb 23, 20:37
John Jackson of Team GB Bobsleigh poses at the Team GB Kitting Out ahead of Sochi Winter Olympics on January 20, 2014
Paula Walker: 'John Jackson had a fantastic run in bobsleigh'
Great Britain bobsleigh pilot Paula Walker says that her partner and teammate John Jackson had a "fantastic run" during the four-man event in Sochi.
Feb 23, 20:21
US Ryan Suter reacts to the team's 0-1 defeat to Canada in the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinals USA vs Canada at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014
Ryan Suter "embarrassed" by USA performance
United States defenseman Ryan Suter says that he is "embarrassed" by the country's ice hockey team.
Feb 23, 20:02
Nicklas Backstrom #19 of Sweden skates against Latvia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group C game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 15, 2014
Nicklas Backstrom "very sad" to miss ice hockey final
Sweden center Nicklas Backstrom says that he was "very sad" after being ruled out of the ice hockey gold-medal match for failing a drugs test.
Feb 23, 19:44
John Jackson of Team GB Bobsleigh poses at the Team GB Kitting Out ahead of Sochi Winter Olympics on January 20, 2014
John Jackson: 'It's hard to come so close to a medal'
Team GB bobsleigh pilot John Jackson admits that it is tough to come within 0.11 seconds of winning on Olympic medal.
Feb 23, 19:25
Great Britain's Skip David Murdoch reacts to scoring 2 points with the final stone to win the game during the men's curling tie-breaker match between Great Britain and Norway at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014
David Murdoch reveals "burning desire" to compete in 2018
Team GB curling skip David Murdoch admits that he has a "burning desire" to continue competing.
Feb 23, 19:10
Great Britain's Billy Morgan competes in the Men's Snowboard Slopestyle qualification at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014
Video: Billy Morgan backflips into Sochi closing ceremony
Great Britain snowboarder Billy Morgan is filmed performing backflips as he enters the Fisht Olympic Stadium for the Sochi closing ceremony athletes' parade.
Feb 23, 18:50
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president Thomas Bach speaks of "peace, tolerance and respect"
IOC president Thomas Bach calls for all those who took part in the Sochi Games to spread the Olympic message of "peace, tolerance and respect".
Feb 23, 18:27
Winter Olympics Sochi 2014 President Dmitry Chernyshenko delivers a speech during the reports of the Coordination Commission during the International Olympic Committe's 125th Session, in Buenos Aires, on September 8, 2013
Dmitry Chernyshenko: 'Russia has delivered on Sochi promise'
Dmitry Chernyshenko, president of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee, claims that "Russia has delivered on its promise" of hosting the XXII Winter Games.
Feb 23, 18:16
Elise Christie of Great Britain reacts after the Short Track Speed Skating Ladies' 500 m Final on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 13, 2014
Elise Christie "glad to be going back home" after disqualifications
Great Britain speed skater Elise Christie admits that she is "glad to be going back home" after being disqualified three times in the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Feb 23, 18:05
Fireworks on display over the Olympic Park during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014
Olympic flag handed over to Pyeongchang as Sochi draws to a close
The Sochi Winter Olympics are officially handed over to the South Korean city of Pyeongchang at the event's closing ceremony.
Feb 23, 17:55
Fireworks on display over the Olympic Park during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014
Sochi showcases cultural icons in finale
The Sochi Winter Olympics closing ceremony pays tribute to some of Russia's most famous cultural icons.
Feb 23, 17:39
Norway's biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen skis during a training session at the Laura Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon Centre in Rosa Khutor, near Sochi, on February 5, 2014
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Hayley Wickenheiser inducted into athletes' commission
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Hayley Wickenheiser are introduced as the newly-elected members of the International Olympic Committee athletes' commission.
Feb 23, 17:24
A members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, speaks by her cell phone, as she is escorted to a police car after being detained in the Adler district of Sochi, on February 18, 2014
Pussy Riot attacker held accountable?
Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak claims that the Cossack who attacked members of punk band Pussy Riot with a whip earlier this week has been 'held accountable'.
Feb 23, 17:01
Chef de Mission Mike Hay of Great Britain speaks during a Team GB press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014
Mike Hay "delighted" with Team GB performance
Great Britain chef de mission Mike Hay expresses delight with his team's achievements, claiming that Team GB 'competed to the utmost of their abilities'.
Feb 23, 16:50
Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain waves after her run during the Women's Skeleton heats on Day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 13, 2014
Lizzy Yarnold 'nervous but honoured' to carry Great Britain flag
Great Britain athlete Lizzy Yarnold admits that she is nervous ahead of carrying the Union Jack flag at the Sochi closing ceremony today.
Feb 23, 16:36