Russia’s Dmitriev takes gold in sprint at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in ColombiaSport February 20, 3:40
Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American’s illnessSport February 19, 4:06
OSCE unable to identify perpetrators of cyber attacks against it - secretary generalWorld February 19, 4:02
Russian biathletes win gold in relay at 2017 IBU World Championships in AustriaSport February 18, 18:30
Putin signs decree on recognition of documents given to Donbass peopleRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 17:26
Sberbank CEO says no repeat of crisis in the short termBusiness & Economy February 18, 17:24
Judging by certain statements at Munich Conference, "cold war" is still not over — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 15:19
Bout’s lawyers will challenge Court of Appeals’ decision in Supreme Court on February 21Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 7:16
Turkish Minister reproaches NATO for not fulfilling obligations on its south-eastern flankWorld February 18, 7:12
SOCHI, February 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian athletes display an example of unity as they continue performing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia’s Sochi, despite a new wave of violent anti-government protests in their country, a spokesman for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.
A new wave of anti-government protests engulfed Ukraine’s capital of Kiev on Tuesday leaving at least 28 people killed and hundreds injured as a result of clashes between protesters and law enforcers.
IOC Director of Communications Mark Adams said the Ukrainian Olympic team decided not to leave Sochi and complete their participation in the Winter Games, which run through February 23.
Adams added that Sergei Bubka, world’s legendary pole-vaulter and the head of the Ukrainian delegation to Sochi, had confirmed the intention of his team to carry on with the Olympic participation.
A total of 43 Ukrainian athletes are competing in various sports events at the Sochi Olympics. Biathlete Vita Semerenko already brought Ukraine bronze medal in women’s 7.5 km sprint.