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Pussy Riot came to Sochi looking for trouble: Russia deputy PM

The high profile members of punk group Pussy Riot came to Olympics host Sochi this week looking for trouble, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Saturday after the women were filmed being beaten with a horsewhip. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and……

Pussy Riot clash with Russian police in Sochi

The two best known members of Pussy Riot said they clashed with plain clothes police and Cossacks Wednesday when they tried to stage an action in the centre of Winter Olympics host city Sochi. The scuffles came a day after members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were detained by police…

Texas SWAT offer advice to Olympic bobsledder who got trapped in Sochi bathroom

Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn vowed on Friday to shower with the door open and to avoid elevators after he became a Twitter sensation following back-to-back Sochi building disasters. The 30-year-old gained instant fame when he tweeted pictures of himself smashing his way through the door of his bathroom after he…

Sochi skiers strip to shorts keep cool at warmest Winter Olympics ever

Cross-country skiers more used to wearing hats and thermals on Friday stripped down to the bare minimum to stay cool as temperatures remained hot at the Sochi Olympics. The tough men's 15 km classic time trial saw apparel not usually associated with……

Despite anti-LGBT laws, it’s business as usual in Sochi’s Club Mayak gay bar

No shortage of visitors in town’s only gay club as Russians debate effect of western rhetoric against anti-gay laws It was the early hours of Sunday morning and business was brisk in Sochi’s only gay nightclub. Suddenly the lights went out and a policeman burst into the room, interrupting the…

American bobsled star Johnny Quinn ‘smashes door’ to escape Sochi shower

He is used to employing his immense physical strength to push his bobsleigh to top speed in the running starts. But US bobsleigh team member Johnny Quinn on Saturday used his muscle for a different purpose -- to escape from the bathroom at the Sochi……

U.S. bans carry-on liquids on all fights into Russia

US authorities announced a temporary ban Thursday preventing travelers from bringing any liquids, gels or aerosols aboard Russia-bound flights amid a security threat to the upcoming Winter Games. The US Transportation Security Administration directive came a day after Washington warned American and foreign airlines that extremists may place explosive materials…

73-year-old Russian Olympics torchbearer dies in Siberia after running relay leg

A torchbearer collapsed and died after taking part in the Olympic torch relay in the build-up to the Winter Games in Sochi, Russian media reported on Monday. Vadim Gorbenko, 73, a former Greco-Roman wrestling coach, suffered a heart attack after running a leg of the relay in the eastern Siberian…

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