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2014 World Fencing Championships: Kazan, Russia: Male And Female Sabre: Semifinals & Finals

One of the major sporting events of the year 2014 – World Fencing Championships – will be hosted in Kazan on July 15th through 23rd. Over 800 fencers from 100 countries and 170 teams are expected to come to the capital of Tatarstan.

2014 World Fencing Championships: Kazan, Russia: Male And Female Epee: Semifinals & Finals

One of the major sporting events of the year 2014 – World Fencing Championships – will be hosted in Kazan on July 15th through 23rd. Over 800 fencers from 100 countries and 170 teams are expected to come to the capital of Tatarstan.

2014 World Fencing Championships: Kazan, Russia: Male And Female Fleuret: Semifinals & Finals

One of the major sporting events of the year 2014 – World Fencing Championships – will be hosted in Kazan on July 15th through 23rd. Over 800 fencers from 100 countries and 170 teams are expected to come to the capital of Tatarstan.

2014 World Fencing Championships: Kazan, Russia: Female Sabre And Men’s Sabre: Semifinals & Finals

One of the major sporting events of the year 2014 – World Fencing Championships – will be hosted in Kazan on July 15th through 23rd. Over 800 fencers from 100 countries and 170 teams are expected to come to the capital of Tatarstan.

2014 Men’s Volleyball World League: USA vs Russia 4: top scores

In pool Play, Check out the best scores in featuring a huge rally, and an accidental smash in the face as Russia final gets a win over USA this season, 3-0.

2014 Men’s Volleyball World League: Pool Play: USA vs Russia 4

Pool Play, after losing the first three matches, 2nd ranked Russia comes back to sweep 4th ranked Americans 25-21, 25-19, 25-21 in match four. USA is now 8-2 and Russia 5-5.

2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Grand Slam Women’s and Men’s Bronze & Gold: Moscow, Russia

Returning to Moscow for the ninth time and seventh straight year, this week’s tournament will be held at Vodny Stadium on the grounds of the Vodny Royal Yacht Club. he men’s and the women’s semifinals and medal matches will be held Sunday.

2014 Badminton European: European Championships: Kazan, Russia: Finals – Singles, Doubles, Mixed

The European Championships is Badminton Europe’s most prestigious event and is played in week 17 in even years. The event officially crowns the best male and female players and pairs in Europe.

2014 Women’s Curling Championship: Russia Takes Bronze Medal

Russia beats Korea in the 11th end after tying it up in the 10th. This is Russia’s first Curling medal.

Russia lightens up with softer image at closing ceremony

(Photo by Al Tielemans /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)  (Reuters) – An emotional closing ceremony at Russia’s first Winter Olympics painted the hosts in soft colors, in contrast to the muscular, assertive spectacle that kicked off the Games, and there was even room for a joke at the home nation’s expense. The show at the Fisht Stadium on the Black […]

Russia tops medals table as Games end amid doping scandals

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE (Reuters) – The Winter Olympics ended on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men’s ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes tested positive for banned substances dimmed the golden glow. Canada claimed the last, most coveted title of the Games by sweeping aside Sweden […]

Thrills on Russian ice, Ukraine athlete leaves in protest

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The women’s figure skaters provided a thrilling climax to Thursday’s Winter Olympics action when Russian Adelina Sotnikova claimed gold, but a skier’s decision to pull out of the Games in protest was a reminder of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. Seventeen-year-old Sotnikova was second going into the free skating program, and […]

Protest group crashes Russia’s Olympics party, Norway strike gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SHAMIL ZHUMATOV (Reuters) – Members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot crashed the Sochi Olympic party on Tuesday when they were detained at a police station, briefly diverting the world’s gaze from snowboarders and skiers who braved thick fog and rain to race. Five group members were among those held for around three hours […]

Drama in Russian mountains as Winter Games get first downhill tie

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH (Reuters) – In a finish a Hollywood scriptwriter would struggle to match, the women’s downhill at Russia’s Winter Olympicsproduced a tie for gold for the first time on Wednesday, in a thrilling start to the fifth full day of competition. Despite clear skies and mild temperatures, complaints about slushy snow conditions in […]

Canada, Germany strike winter gold, Russia basks in skating glory

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MARKO DJURICA (Reuters) – Canada and Germany added to their gold medal hauls at the Winter Olympics on Monday, while Russia basked in the afterglow of its first title of the Games after the team figure skating victory captivated the host nation. The inaugural team event, decided at a packed Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi on […]

Before Olympics, Russians urged to help prevent attacks

CREDIT: REUTERS/VASILY FEDOSENKO (Reuters) – Less than a month before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian investigators appealed to civilians on Tuesday to be more vigilant and help avert the threat of “terrorist” attacks. Insurgents who want to create an Islamist state in the North Caucasus mountains have threatened to attack the Games and suicide bombers killed at least […]

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Nove Mesto: Team Russia interview

Men’s Team Sprint winners Maxim Vylegzhanin and Nikita Kriukov (RUS) discuss how they were able to get the win today and preparing for the Sochi Olympics.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Nove Mesto: Russia wins

Russia’s Maxim Vylegzhanin and Nikita Kriukov won the Men’s Team Sprint with a time of 22:03.89. Although Russia has been picking up wins in the Sprints, they are still currently sitting in 2nd place in the Mation’s Cup standings with 2906 points.

Russian Cossacks patrol Sochi Olympics

CREDIT: REUTERS/VASILY FEDOSENKO (Reuters) – Cossacks in their traditional lambswool hats and coats with epaulettes will be patrolling the Russian resort of Sochi for next month’s Winter Olympics. Russia has imposed a security clampdown in Sochi to try to ensure the safety of the Games which are a sworn target of Moscow’s most wanted man, […]

Countdown to Sochi: Where Is the Torch?: More Russia To Come

In it’s final month before it hits Sochi the torch visits more Russian cities, including a stop in a town known for it’s crocodile statue. Crocodiles are known for being very intelligent and never getting sick.

Russian gay-rights groups seek more pressure on Olympic Committee

(Reuters) – Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2014 winter games in Sochi in light of Russia’s anti-gay laws, telling a gathering on Wednesday that anti-gay violence is increasing. Russia has come under mounting human rights criticism internationally since passing an anti-gay propaganda law earlier this year that […]

2013 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Russia wins 4×7.5km Relay

Russia won with a final time of 1:19:04.7, beating out 2 Norwegian teams in a sprint finish. Russia sits in 2nd place in the overall standing behind Norway.

Universal Sports Update: Russian Medal Bonuses

As they have since the early 1990′s, Russia plans to pay their athletes bonuses for each medal they win in the Olympic Sochi Winter Games.

Where Is The Torch?: Week 4: Russian Far East

We pick up the torch as it heads to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, one of the oldest Russian cities in the far east. The region is home of the Valley of Geysers, one of Russia’s seven wonders.

2013 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup: Kolomna, Russia: Day 3

The World Cup is organized by the ISU, whom also run world cups and championships in speed skating and figure skating. The 3rd and 4th world cups in Torino and Kolomna act as qualifying events for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

2013 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup: Kolomna, Russia: Day 2

The World Cup is organized by the ISU, whom also run world cups and championships in speed skating and figure skating. The 3rd and 4th world cups in Torino and Kolomna act as qualifying events for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

2013 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup: Kolomna, Russia: Day 1

The World Cup is organized by the ISU, whom also run world cups and championships in speed skating and figure skating. The 3rd and 4th world cups in Torino and Kolomna act as qualifying events for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Where Is The Torch?: Week 2: Across The Russian Federation

The 2014 Sochi Torch Relay will be the longest, most elaborate torch relay in the history of the Winter Games. Each week we update viewers on the torch’s recent adventures, including going to space, the North Pole, and the bottom of the deepest freshwater lake in the world. This week, the Olympic torch continues it’s trek across The Russian Federation.

Russia struggles to keep Olympic torch burning

Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin The Olympic torch has been to the North Pole and traveled thousands of kilometers (miles) on the relay that will end at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia in February. The problem is, the flame keeps going out. President Vladimir Putin aims to make the Games a showcase of Russia’s modern face to the world 23 years after […]

2013 Swimming World Cup: Moscow: Russia wins 4x50m Free relay

As they did yesterday Team Russia claims the first world record in the now official mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay. Rozallya Nasretdinova, Arlom Lobuzov, Dmitry Ermakev, and Maria Reznikova set the standard at 1:33.01, beating Brazil by .42 seconds.

2013 Swimming World Cup: Moscow: Russia wins mixed relay

Now that mixed relay races are keeping track of official times, Sergey Makov, Darla Tcvetkova, Andrey Grechin, and Ekaterina Borovikova set a world record time of 1:41.70 for the home team crowd.

Russian athlete denies podium kiss was meant to back gay rights

Gold medallists team Russia kiss and celebrate at the women’s 4×400 metres relay victory ceremony during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 17, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (Reuters) – A Russian athlete denied on Tuesday that she had intended to show her disapproval of her country’s “anti-gay propaganda” law when […]

Russia says anti-gay law will not affect Winter Games

An interior view shows the Iceberg Skating Palace for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, August 20, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski (Reuters) - Russia has assured the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that a controversial anti-gay law which has triggered protests in many countries will not affect athletes or spectators attending next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics. The IOC, […]

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Russia wins 4x400m

In Women’s 4x400m, without their ‘heavy hitters’ like Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix, Team USA had to settle for Silver, for the first time in 12 years, falling .22 seconds behind Russia who wins at 3:20.19.

2013 FIVB World Indoor Volleyball Grand Prix: Germany vs. Russia

In 2013, the FIVB World Grand Prix will return to Japan for the first time in four years, which should please Olympic champions Brazil, who have won the tournament the last three times (2005, 2008, 2009) it has been played there.

2013 FIE Fencing World Championship: Russia becomes Epee Champs

In the Women’s Team Epee Final, In a surprisingly passive final, Team Russia gets the better of the Olympic champs, 34-28.

2013 FIE Fencing World Championship: Russia wins Team Saber

In the Men’s Team Sabre Final, Russia soon claimed the lead and held on for the gold, winning 45-38.

2013 FIE Fencing World Championship: Russia wins Foil Bronze

In the Women’s Team Foil Bronze Medal match, Korea started with a lead, but then fell apart in the final rounds, giving Russia the Brinze 45-38.

2013 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Russia vs Poland

In 2013, the FIVB World Grand Prix will return to Japan for the first time in four years, which should please Olympic champions Brazil, who have won the tournament the last three times (2005, 2008, 2009) it has been played there. This event airs Aug 4 @9:00amET/6:00amPT.

2013 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Brazil vs. Russia

In 2013, the FIVB World Grand Prix will return to Japan for the first time in four years, which should please Olympic champions Brazil, who have won the tournament the last three times (2005, 2008, 2009) it has been played there.

2013 Volleyball Women’s World Grand Prix: USA vs Russia : Top Scores

Check out the best rallies as Team USA wins their first match over Russia 3-1.

2013 Volleyball Women’s World Grand Prix: USA vs Russia

In round one pool play, last years three time defending champs USA took out Russia, as they fell apart in the 4th set, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 25-12.

2013 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Russia vs. USA

In 2013, the FIVB World Grand Prix will return to Japan for the first time in four years, which should please Olympic champions Brazil, who have won the tournament the last three times (2005, 2008, 2009) it has been played there.

Russians Dominate Synchronized Swimming

(Reuters) – Russia underlined their total dominance in the synchronised swimming programme at the world championships on Saturday by completing a sweep of all seven gold medals with victory in the free combination team event. After winning all seven titles at the previous world championships in Shanghai two years ago and six out of seven […]

2013 FINA World Championships: Women’s Water Polo: Australia vs Russia in Semi-Final match

After a close first half, Australia’s offense exploded in the 2nd, half defeating Russia 9-6. Australia is undefeated and will face Spain in the final for the world title.

2013 FINA World Championship: Synchronized Swimming Team Free: Russia wins

Russia once again claims the gold with 97.400 points, winning by 3.17. They are now one event away from sweeping all of the gold medals, as they did in 2011.

2013 FINA World Championship: Synchronized Swimming Duet Tech: Russia wins

Svetlana Romashina now has two gold medals, yesterday in the solo tech and today in the duet tech with parnter Svetlana Kolesnichenko, it’s her 12th overal gold medal.

2013 Orienteering World Championship: Men’s Relay: Russia wins

Alexei Bortnik, Valentin Novikov and with a great anchor leg by Dmitriy Tsvetkov helps Team Russia pick up their fourth world title (2006, 2007, 2011, 2013), by 50 seconds.

2013 Women’s World League: Beijing: Russia dominates Hungary in Semifinal

Russia put together an impressive performance defeating Hungary with a final score of 9-12. The game was steady until Russia’s offense exploded in the 3rd quarter, putting up 5 points to Hungary’s 2. Russia will go on to face China in the Final.

2013 Rumble On the Rails: USA vs Russia: Provisor vs Vacadze

In Greco-Roman, Ben Provisor (USA) pulls out the win in the third round over Ambako Vachadze (RUS), helping Team USA win 8-1 over Russia.

2013 Rumble On the Rails: USA vs Russia: Burroughs vs Khubetzhty

Olympic Gold medal winner Jordan Burroughs (USA) wins his 53rd straight match, beating Saba Khubetzhty (RUS) with a big third round, as Team USA would win 8-1 over Russia.

2013 Rumble On the Rails: USA vs Russia: Maroulis vs Kisel

In the only women’s match, Helen Maroulis (USA) pinned Irina Kisel (RUS) in the second round, to help Team USA in the overall 8-1 over Russia.

2013 Rumble On the Rails: USA vs Russia: Taylor vs Dzhukaev

David Taylor (USA) had his way with Rasul Dzhukaev (RUS) pinning him in the second round, helping Team USA to win 8-1 over Russia.

WRESTLING: Rumble on the Rails: USA vs. Russia

Three of the world’s top powers, Iran, the United States and Russia will come together in solidarity in this historic wrestling event at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

WRESTLING: Rumble on the Rails: USA vs. Russia (mobile)

Three of the world’s top powers, Iran, the United States and Russia will come together in solidarity in this historic wrestling event at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

 
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