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23:29. Russia’s freestyle skier Regina Rahimova has failed to get through to the final round of women’s moguls at the Olympic Games in Sochi.
23:26. After pairs’ free skating competition at Sochi Olympics, Russian national figure skating team has a commanding lead with 47 points.
23:04. Russia’s freestyle skier Regina Rahimova has got into the final round of women’s moguls at the Olympic Games in Sochi
22:17. Four Russians qualify for Olympic ski jumping tournament in Sochi. Michael Hayboeck of Austria came first in ski jumping.
21:57. Russian Albert Demchenko comes second in men’s singles after two runs with 52.273 seconds. The Russian luger yielded to Felix Loch of Germany, who finished the run with 51.964 seconds.
21:50. Russian figure skating team is well ahead of nearest rivals in team competition at Sochi Olympics after fourth event, women’s short program.
21:20. Russia's 15-year old figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya makes a stunning and flawless performance at Sochi Olympics.
(C) ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov
20:17. Russian figure skating team ranks first in team competition at sochi Olympics after third event — pairs’ figure skating short dance, followed by Canadians.
19:56. Russian freestyle skiers Ekaterina Stolyarova and Marika Pertakhiya have gotten into the final of women’s moguls by being among the ten best in the 2nd qualification round.
19:47. Russian luger Albert Demchenko ranks first in men’s singles Run 1.
19:31. 40-year-old Norwegian athlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen wins biathlon men’s 10 km sprint, coming first with a time of 24:33.5. This is his seventh Olympic gold medal.
18:12. Check out stunning images from men's speed skating 5000 m race here:
18:09. Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer wins gold in 5000 m race and sets Olympic record with 6.10,76 seconds. Silver and bronze also go to the Netherlands. Congratulations!
16:54. Russia’s speed skater Denis Yuskov shows best result among Russian athletes so far in men's 5000 m race. Ivan Skobrev showed a slightly worse result coming with 6.19,83.
Denis Yuskov competes in the men's 5,000-meter speedskating race (c) AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
Ivan Skobrev (с)AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
16:15. Skiers Yulia Chekaleva, Yulia Ivanova and Olga Kuzyukova will definitely take part in the 10 km individual classic style ski race scheduled for February 13 at Sochi Olympics, Russia’s team senior coach Grigory Menshenin stated. He added that the fourth athlete representing Russia in this discipline would be named later.
15:34. US women’s hockey squad wins in starting Olympic match with Finland team.
15:04. Norwegian Marit Bjorgen wins Olympic gold in cross-country skiing.
(c) ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
14:01. And the first Olympic gold in Sochi goes to the USA: US snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg came first in slopestyle finals with a result of 93.50.
13:33. Good news for those who didn’t manage to buy all the tickets they wanted: organizers of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi plan to open additional ticket offices due to high demand from fans.
10:27. Russia’s Alexei Sobolev did not qualify for the final competition in slopestyle.
09:38. Men’s hockey teams of Latvia and Austria cancelled their training on ice due on Saturday.
05:17. Minutes after the Olympic flame was lit up, mass media around the world hurried to share their off-the-cuff impressions of what instantly became history.
03:17. Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova calls her Olympic torch bearing in an opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in the southern Russian city of Sochi as the best run in her life.
02:19. The first five sets of medals will be at stake at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday, February 8. Sports fans will learn the names of the medalists in biathlon, ski races, skating, snowboarding and freestyle. Learn more about the program of the third day of Sochi Olympics.
01:17. Boycott of the Sochi Olympics is an outrage towards athletes, who have been preparing to these starts all their life, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired on TV on Saturday after the opening ceremony.
01:05. French figure skater Florent Amodio praises the mastery of Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko, confessing the latter had made him fall in love with the sport. “Many of you know that I trained in Russia for three years. Russia is also my country where I feel really happy,” Amodio said.
00:17. Legendary Soviet hockey player Vladislav Tretyak and Soviet figure skating star Irina Rodnina light the Olympic Flame. Let the Olympics begin!