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Serena Williams Slams Russian Chief for “Sexist” Slur

Serena Williams (REUTERS/Edgar Su) By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Oct 19 (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using “extremely sexist, racist and bullying” comments after the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president described her and sister Venus as the “Williams brothers”. The WTA took swift action and fined Tarpishchev $25,000 and disqualified him […]

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Milan, Italy: Italy vs. Russia

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, which will take place from September 23 to October 12.

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Milan, Italy: USA vs. Russia

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014.

Tom Daley Not Concerned about Competing in Russia

Tom Daley (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth) By Michael Hann LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – British diver Tom Daley is not concerned about competing in Russia despite the country’s anti-gay stance and has no plans to make a political protest ahead of next year’s World Aquatic Championships in Kazan. Daley, who won a bronze medal in the men’s 10 […]

2014 Gymnastics World Championship: Russia 3rd Women’s Team

With Aliya Mustifina leading the charge, posting one of the highest scores on Uneven Bars at 15.066, Russia’s total score of 171.462 just barely beats out Romania by 0.499 points to claim Bronze in the Women’s Team event.

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Verona, Italy: Serbia vs. Russia

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, which will take place from September 23 to October 12.

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Verona, Italy: Brazil vs. Russia

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, which will take place from September 23 to October 12.

Russian Zhukov heads 2022 Games bids evaluation team

CREDIT: REUTERS/ENRIQUE MARCARIAN (Reuters) – Russian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov has been picked to head the team that will evaluate the 2022 winter Olympic bids ahead of next year’s decision, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. Zhukov, a former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation who became an IOC member in 2013, has […]

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Verona, Italy: USA vs. Russia

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, which will take place from September 23 to October 12.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Tokyo, Japan: China vs. Russia

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Tokyo: Brazil vs. Russia

Brazil was able to get a 3-0 victory on Russia, just as they needed to progress in the final round to most likely face Japan. The final score of the match was 12-25, 21-25, 20-25.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Tokyo: Brazil vs. Russia Top Plays

Watch the best rallies, spikes, and digs from the Brazil vs. Russia Volleyball match at the Grand Prix.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Tokyo, Japan: Russia vs. Brazil

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Tokyo, Japan: Russia vs. Belgium

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 Youth Olympics: Russia wins 4×100 Medley

In the Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay, Evgeny Rylov, Anton Chupkov, Aleksandr and Filipp Shopin get the win for Russia. Beating Germany by 1.29 seconds with a time of 3:38.02. Note, Team USA drop out of the race.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Tokyo, Japan: Turkey vs. Russia

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Tokyo, Japan: Japan vs. Russia

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Kaliningrad, Russia: Germany vs. Russia

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Kaliningrad, Russia: Russia vs. Italy

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Kaliningrad, Russia: Turkey vs. Germany

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Sao Paulo, Brazil: Brazil vs. Russia

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Sao Paulo: USA vs Russia Top Plays

Watch the top plays, spikes, and rallies from the USA vs. Russia match from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Sao Paulo: USA vs Russia

The Women’s USA Indoor Volleyball team beats Russia with a score of 17-25, 18-25, 19-25, 25-22. This now puts USA in 9th and Russia in 6th in the Grand Prix.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Sao Paulo, Brazil: Russia vs. USA

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara, Turkey: Turkey vs. Russia

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara,Turkey: Russia vs. Japan

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: Top Plays from USA vs Russia

Watch the top plays from the USA vs. Russia match from Ankara.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: Russia Interview

Russia talks about beating the US in Ankara, Turkey in the World Grand Prix.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: USA vs Russia

In Pool Play, Russia beats USA 1-3 in Ankara with a score board of 25-22, 18-25, 20-25, 20-25.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara, Turkey: USA vs. Russia

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

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 Foil: 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 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.

 
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