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Putin says claims of Russian doping 'political'

Vladimir Putin said the latest report on doping among Russian athletes lacked substance and was highly political.

Vladimir Putin said the latest report on doping among Russian athletes lacked substance and was highly political.

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Sochi 2015: Russia's expensive Olympic village falling into ruin

Eighteen months after Russia hosted the most expensive winter Olympics ever in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, the complex built to accommodate

Eighteen months after Russia hosted the most expensive winter Olympics ever in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, the complex built to accommodate

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Future of the Olympic movement at stake in Sochi

Hello and welcome to our special edition of Sports United. Can you guess where we are this week? Well we are in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi

Hello and welcome to our special edition of Sports United. Can you guess where we are this week? Well we are in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi

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Skiing violinist Vanessa-Mae banned for four years

Pop violinist and Olympic skier Vanessa-Mae has been banned by the International Ski federation for four years. The sports governing body handed

Pop violinist and Olympic skier Vanessa-Mae has been banned by the International Ski federation for four years. The sports governing body handed

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Three-time ski-jump champion Morgenstern retires

Austrian Thomas Morgenstern has announced his retirement from ski jumping, seven months after he took silver at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The

Austrian Thomas Morgenstern has announced his retirement from ski jumping, seven months after he took silver at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The

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Obama hosts Olympians and Paralympians at White House

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle officially welcomed the 2014 US Olympic and Paralympic teams to the east room of the White house

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle officially welcomed the 2014 US Olympic and Paralympic teams to the east room of the White house

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Ukraine crisis casts shadow over Paralympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Ukraine’s Paralympic chief Valeriy Sushkevich that politics must not affect sports events such as the

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Ukraine’s Paralympic chief Valeriy Sushkevich that politics must not affect sports events such as the

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Ukrainian paralympic team will quit Sochi 'if conflict escalates'

The head of the Ukrainian paralympic team has said his athletes will stay in Sochi for now but would quit if there were an escalation in the conflict

The head of the Ukrainian paralympic team has said his athletes will stay in Sochi for now but would quit if there were an escalation in the conflict

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Back in the Netherlands

The Dutch team received a hero’s welcome in Assen on Monday following their stunning overall performance at the Sochi Games. The Netherlands won

The Dutch team received a hero’s welcome in Assen on Monday following their stunning overall performance at the Sochi Games. The Netherlands won

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Welcome home

Hundreds of fans gathered at Munich’s international airport on Monday to greet Germany’s national Olympic team upon their arrival following the Sochi

Hundreds of fans gathered at Munich’s international airport on Monday to greet Germany’s national Olympic team upon their arrival following the Sochi

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Sochi: End of Games

After weeks of negativity about security and costs, the Winter Games came to a close in Sochi on Sunday with initial criticism giving way to stories

After weeks of negativity about security and costs, the Winter Games came to a close in Sochi on Sunday with initial criticism giving way to stories

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Sochi 2014: highs and lows of the Games

Sochi provided many Olympic heroes. A first among equals, however, has to be Norway’s Ole Einar Bjoerndalen. Coming into his last Olympics, the

Sochi provided many Olympic heroes. A first among equals, however, has to be Norway’s Ole Einar Bjoerndalen. Coming into his last Olympics, the

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Sochi: Golden glow for Russia - host country tops medals table

The Sochi Winter Olympics have ended in a historic triumph for the host country. Russia has topped the board with 33 medals: 13 gold, 11 silver, 9

The Sochi Winter Olympics have ended in a historic triumph for the host country. Russia has topped the board with 33 medals: 13 gold, 11 silver, 9

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Curtain begins to close on Sochi Games

The Winter Games in Sochi are coming to an end, and on the penultimate day of the Olympics seven sets of medals were at stake. Norwegian Marit

The Winter Games in Sochi are coming to an end, and on the penultimate day of the Olympics seven sets of medals were at stake. Norwegian Marit

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Sochi 2014: Ukraine stun Russia in biathlon

Ukraine produced a stunning performance to clinch the women’s 4×6-kilometer biathlon relay on Friday, their first gold medal at the Sochi

Ukraine produced a stunning performance to clinch the women’s 4×6-kilometer biathlon relay on Friday, their first gold medal at the Sochi

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Sochi 2014: Ukrainian athletes leave Games

Our Sochi Winter Olympics roundup for Day 15 starts with a story which appears to be dividing the Ukrainian Team. Some members have reportedly

Our Sochi Winter Olympics roundup for Day 15 starts with a story which appears to be dividing the Ukrainian Team. Some members have reportedly

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Sochi Olympics: Ligety takes gold in giant slalom

Veteran Ted Ligety produced yet another flawless run to clinch the giant slalom at the Sochi Games on Wednesday, becoming the first American man to

Veteran Ted Ligety produced yet another flawless run to clinch the giant slalom at the Sochi Games on Wednesday, becoming the first American man to

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Pussy Riot beaten by Cossacks in Sochi

Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the group tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi

Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the group tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi

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Russia: Pussy Riot members released

Two members of the punk group Pussy Riot walked out of a police station wearing their trademark balaclavas after being released on

Two members of the punk group Pussy Riot walked out of a police station wearing their trademark balaclavas after being released on

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Olympic Corner: Maze celebrates giant victory

After a disappointing first half to the season Tina Maze has enjoyed a golden games in Sochi, where she has returned to winning ways. Days after

After a disappointing first half to the season Tina Maze has enjoyed a golden games in Sochi, where she has returned to winning ways. Days after

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Pussy Riot pair denounce Games after Sochi arrests

Russian protest group Pussy Riot have crashed President Vladimir Putin’s Winter Olympics party – their arrest in the host city Sochi sparking huge

Russian protest group Pussy Riot have crashed President Vladimir Putin’s Winter Olympics party – their arrest in the host city Sochi sparking huge

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Pussy Riot pair freed by Russian police in Olympic city of Sochi

Two members of the protest group Pussy Riot have been released without charge from police custody in Sochi, where Russia is hosting the Winter

Two members of the protest group Pussy Riot have been released without charge from police custody in Sochi, where Russia is hosting the Winter

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Sochi Olympics: results and action on day 10

Biathlon In the women’s biathlon, Belarus’ Daria Domracheva is fast becoming one of the standout performers of the Sochi games after Monday’s

Biathlon In the women’s biathlon, Belarus’ Daria Domracheva is fast becoming one of the standout performers of the Sochi games after Monday’s

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Medals from space on an anniversary at Sochi Winter Games

Alpine Skiing The first of Sunday’s medals in Sochi were in Alpine skiing in Super-G track. Gold went to Norway, but not round the neck of Aksel

Alpine Skiing The first of Sunday’s medals in Sochi were in Alpine skiing in Super-G track. Gold went to Norway, but not round the neck of Aksel

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Sochi day eight wrapup: Fenninger wins women's super-G for Austria

Day eight of the Winter Olympics brought more warm sunshine to the Black Sea coast where there were seven finals. In Alpine skiing, Austrian Anna

Day eight of the Winter Olympics brought more warm sunshine to the Black Sea coast where there were seven finals. In Alpine skiing, Austrian Anna

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Olympic corner: Yarnold slides to Britain's first Sochi gold

Lizzy Yarnold claimed Great Britain’s first gold medal of the Sochi Games on Friday when the ice-cool 25-year-old won the women’s skeleton. Yarnold

Lizzy Yarnold claimed Great Britain’s first gold medal of the Sochi Games on Friday when the ice-cool 25-year-old won the women’s skeleton. Yarnold