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22:50 Russian President Vladimir Putin, who came to the Iceberg Skating Palace on Sunday to support Russian figure skaters, visited the House of Russian Fans in a break between the competitions.
22:37 Russian ice dancers Elena Ilyinykh and Nikita Tasalapov won third position in team ice dance free dance at the Olympic Games in Sochi.
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22:28 Russian luger Albert Demchenko wins Olympic silver in men’s singles.
22:06 Russian figure skating team has won Russia’s first gold medal at Sochi’s Iceberg Arena on Sunday.
21:27 Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he was satisfied with the organization of the Olympic Games in Sochi.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
21:10 Russia’s figure skating team wins gold in advance.
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20:46 Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to biathlete Olga Vilukhina congratulating her on winning silver medal in women’s 7.5km sprint, says presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
20:01 Russia’s legendary figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko won in the free skate program with 168.20 points.
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19:46 Russia’s Olga Vilukhina wins silver in women’s 7.5km biathlon sprint.
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19:32 Russian women’s hockey team wins 4-1 over Germany.
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19:14 Russia’s luger Albert Demchenko is ranking second after three luge runs at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
19:04 Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian speed skater Olga Graf who won the bronze medal in the 3000m women's race on Sunday.
Olga Graf (C) ITAR-TASS/EPA/HANNIBAL HANSCHKE
18:37 The gold medal in Sochi Winter Olympics will be the biggest prize for Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen over his 22 years in sports, says Bjorndalen’s brother.
17:39 Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Monday, February 10, with activists from the public council for the preparation of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
17:33 Russian female luger Tatyana Ivanova took the second position after the second dry run at the Olympic Games in Sochi on Sunday.
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17:17 Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby admitted he had pushed Russia’s Maxim Vylegzhanin at the finish line of men’s 30 skiathlon race. Sundby finished in the 3rd place, leaving Vylegzhanin behind in the 4th position.
Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby (С) AP/Matthias Schrader
16:56 Russian team plans to file an appeal to the International Ski Federation over the decision of the judge commission to reject Russia’s protest on men’s 30 km skiathlon results.
16:32 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had a conversation with members of the Russian Olympic team upon the completion of the men’s downhill event on Sunday.
16:28 The International Ski Federation has rejected Russia's protest on the results of men's 30 km skiathlon.
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16:08 Russian team has filed a protest against the results of men’s 30 km skiathlon race. Russia’s Maxim Vylegzhanin, who finished in the fourth place, was pushed by Norwegian skier Martin Johnsrud Sundby.
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15:42 Sochi 2014 Organising Committee is pleased with the number of fans who visited the Olympic facilities on the first full-scale day of the Olympic competitions on Saturday, the committee’s press secretary Alexandra Kosterina said on Sunday.
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15:32 Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia Saturday shocked the world by winning ladies’ teams short programme at Sochi 2014. This prodigy is only 15, which makes her the youngest athlete of this year's Olympics. Experts predict great future to Yulia. Learn more about her in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS.
15:31 Swiss skier Dario Cologna won gold in men’s 30 km skiathlon at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
15:19 At 15:30 women’s 3000 meters skate race will begin at the Adler Arena. Yekaterina Shikhova will be the first one to start. Yuliya Skokova will start from the 6th position, Olga Graf – from the 10th. Martina Sablikova will start from the 12th position, Ireen Wust will follow.
Yekaterina Shikhova (C) ITAR-TASS/EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV
14:54 Austrian alpine skiing racer Nicole Hosp showed the best result in downhill at an official training session in Sochi.
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14:47 Russian lugers Vladislav Yuzhakov and Vladimir Makhnutin took the fifth position after the second dry run in doubles at the Olympic Games in Sochi.
14:36 Russian and Canadian teams are competing for gold in the team figure skating tournament at the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, believes Russian figure skating expert and producer, Ilya Averbukh, silver medalist of the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
14:25 US snowboarder Jamie Anderson won gold in women's slopestyle competition.
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14:09 Sweden's women's hockey squad beat Japan in the first match of group B at the Olympic Games in Sochi. The final score was 1:0 (1:0, 0:0, 0:0).
04:27 Some 31.7 million viewers in the United States watched the official opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia’s Sochi, making it the second most watched non-live Winter Games opening ceremony in US history.
00:57 Figure-skater Yulia Lipnitskaya said she was calm while skating her Olympic short program. Russian figure-skater Yulia Lipnitskaya won ladies’ teams short programme on Saturday.