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23:35 Russian figure skater Yulia Lipniskaya says she does not feel as an Olympic champion so far.
23:23 Russian freestyler Alexander Smyshlyaev wins bronze in skiing mogul.
Russian skier Alexander Smyshlyaev (C) EPA/SERGEY ILNITSKY
23:14 Togolese athletes may surprise sport professionals and fans at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Bayor Kelani, a member of the International Boxing Federation, who leads Togo’s delegation to Sochi, said on Monday.
23:02 Russian freestyler Alexander Smyshlyayev qualified to superfinals in men's mogul ranking fourth with 23.85 points.
Russian freestyler Alexander Smyshlyayev (C) EPA/JENS BUETTNER
22:49 Russian President Putin says post-Olympic legacy should be put to use in Sochi.
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22:40 President Vladimir Putin congratulated Dutch Sven Kramer on his record in the 5000m speed skating competition and Russia's Viktor An on his bronze medal in 1550m race speed skating.
22:19 Russian Natalya Khoreva is in the fourth place after the second run in women’s individual luge.
Russian luger Natalya Khoreva (C) ITAR-TASS/EPA/TOBIAS HASE
22:14 Swedish men’s curling team has won in the second match at Sochi Olympics against British team with a score of 8:4.
22:05 Danish curlers have won the match against the Russian squad in extra end 11:10.
22:02 Russian biathlete Yevgeny Ustyugov did everything possible in men’s pursuit competition at the Sochi Olympics but came in only fifth.
21:18 On the eve of the match against the US national team, the Russian women’s curling team should preserve the determination it showed in the starting match of the Sochi Olympics, Margarita Fomina, player on the Russian national team, told reporters.
20:10 Dutch speed skater Michel Mulder wins gold in men's 500 meter race. Jan Smeekens from the Netherlands came second. Ronald Mulder, the champion's brother, came third.
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19:35 French Martin Fourcade wins 12.5km pursuit in biathlon.
French biathlete Martin Fourcade (C) EPA/ARMANDO BABANI
19:34 Skater Ireen Wust of the Netherlands said she was amazed by the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
18:48 Dutch Jan Smeekens leads after first race in men’s 500m speed skating.
18:36 Russian luge double crew of Vladislav Yuzhakov and Vladimir Makhnutin are looking forward to Olympic competition in their luge discipline and seek to fight only for medals, Yuzhakov told Itar-Tass on Monday.
18:17 During the Olympic flower ceremony, following the last day’s figure skating team event, Russian fans did not express any surprise by the fact that the national team had clinched a victory beforehand.
17:55 More than one third of Russia’s population, or 36.5 million people, were watching an opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in the southern Russian city of Sochi on Russian TV Channel One and TV channels Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-2, says a survey.
17:35 Russian women’s curling team has won 7-4 over Denmark. Canada’s women’s curling team defeated China 9-2, while Sweden won 6-4 over the UK.
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17:10 Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch won on Monday Olympic gold after showing the best time in women’s alpine skiing super combined event.The silver medal went to Austria’s Nicole Hosp and the bronze to Julia Mancuso of the United States.
German alpine skier Maria Hoefl-Riesch (C) EPA/ANTONIO BAT
17:06 US women’s hockey team has won 9-0 over Switzerland in Group A match.
16:50 Over 59,000 tickets were sold solely for Sunday’s Olympic competitions, when the 2014 Winter Games in Russia’s Sochi entered their second day of the two-week marathon, a vice-president of the Olympics organizing committee said on Monday.
16:40 Viktor An brings Russia Olympic bronze in men’s 1,500 m short track. Canadian Charles Hamelin won gold, China's Han Tianyu took silver.
16:27 Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko will perform in the individual men’s figure skating event despite suffering from pains in the back, president of Russia’s Figure Skating Federation Alexander Gorshkov said on Monday.
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16:20 The speaker of the Russian State Duma lower house of parliament, Sergei Naryshkin, said the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony had been majestic and surprisingly beautiful.
15:58. Russia is third in short track relay semi-finals, thus not qulifying for finals.
15:23. Norwegian skier Marit Bjorgen might be deprived of the gold medal in skiathlon she won Feb. 8 due to violation of the IOC rule prohibiting any form of sales promotion during the Games.
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15:13. Viktor An of Russia qualified for finals in short track with the second result in his run.
14:36. Russia's Tatyana Borodulina was disqualified for two false starts in women's 500m short track event.
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14.20. Semen Elistratov and Viktor An of Russia qualified for Olympic semi-finals in short track. An's result was 2 minutes 20,865 seconds. Elistratov finished in 2.16,904.
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14:14. International Ski Federation is likely to announce decision on appeal of Russia's Olympic team on Monday. 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 Johnsund Sundby.
13:51. After the loss to Great Britain, Russian curlers plan to play agressively against Denmark later Monday.
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13.29. Russian skeleton racer Sergei Chudinov is fourteenth after his second training run with a result of 58,17 seconds. Matthew Antoine of the United States is first with a result of 57,29 seconds.
13:08. US athlete Julia Mancuso leads in women’s Olympic super combined after the downhill.
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12:52. Russian skeleton racer Alexander Tretyakov got the seventh best result in a training session Monday.
12:15. Plushenko will take part in the individual figure skating event at the Sochi Winter Games though he's got pains in his back, head of Russia's Figure skating Federation Alexander Gorshkov said Monday.
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12:08. German men's curling team lost to Canada (8:11).
Round Robin match between Germany and Canada of the Men's Curling competition (c) EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICH
11:34. Danish men's curling team lost their first match to China (4:7). Russia is to play Denmark later Monday.
11:32. Russia's men's curling team played their first match at the Olympics. They lost to Great Britain with a score of 4:7.
11:04. The biggest monetary bonuses for medals at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games will be paid to national athletes by governments of Kazakhstan, Latvia, Italy, Belarus, Estonia and Ukraine.
10:45. Russia's legendary Vladislav Tretyak, one of the greatest goaltenders in the history of ice hockey, said Monday that for Russia each hockey match at the Olympics is determining. He also stated there's no problem Russia's hockey squad gathered for the first time Monday.
07:48. Five sets of medals will be at stake on Monday at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi for athletes competing in biathlon, alpine skiing, speed skating, freestyle skiing and short track. Russian athletes have good chances of winning medals in biathlon, speed skating and short track.
02:37. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who attended the Olympic team figure skating tournament at the Iceberg arena in Sochi, stood up to greet Lipnitskaya after her victorious performance
Vladimir Putin congratulating Russia's figure skaters (с) ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Klimentyev
02:29. Russian athletes have won four medals after two days of competitions. Medal count: 1. Norway (2 golds, 1 silver, 4 bronzes); 2. The Netherlands (2-1-1); 3. The United States (2-0-2); 4-5. Canada (1-2-1); 4-5. Russia (1-2-1); 6. Austria (1-1-0); 7-10. Germany (1-0-0); 7-10. Poland (1-0-0); 7-10. Slovakia (1-0-0), 7-10. Switzerland (1-0-0); 11. Sweden (0-2-0), 12-13. Czech Republic (0-1-1); 12-13. Italy (0-1-1); 14-15. Slovenia (0-1-0); 14-15. Finland (0-1-0); 16-17. Great Britain (0-0-1); 16-17. Ukraine (0-0-1).