Winter Wonders: 16 great images from Sochi Games
As the 16-day long Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia came to an end yesterday, we list down 10 of the most magical moments from the Games that amazed the audience:
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach Sunday hailed a successful Sochi Olympic Winter Games, saying in a press conference that the response from participants was "overwhelmingly positive"
Ukrainian cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine, the Ukrainian Olympic Committee announced on Saturday
US-born snowboarder Vic Wild clinches his second gold medal for hosts Russia during the Winter Olympics — this time in parallel slalom category
Russia won the men's Winter Olympic 4x7.5km biathlon relay gold in a thrilling climax at the Laura Cross Country & Biathlon Center
Holland captured the men's speed skating team pursuit title in emphatic style in Sochi, smashing the Olympic record they set in Vancouver four years ago
The first doping cases to hit the 2014 Sochi Games emerged yesterday after a double gold-medal winning German female biathlete and an Italian bobsledder tested positive for banned substances.
A Ukrainian alpine skier and her coach have pulled out of the Sochi Games in protest at the authorities' deadly use of force against the protests in Kiev, they said Thursday
Switzerland rallied to beat Sweden 4-3 to claim their country's first ever Olympic women's hockey bronze with the game winner coming from 15-year-old Alina Muller
Meet some of the 30 and 40-somethings who are giving youngsters a run for their money in Sochi
Himanshu Thakur finished 72nd out of the 72 athletes who set a time in the men's giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics here Wednesday, ending India's challenge in the mega event
Vic Wild was euphoric after winning Olympic gold in the men's parallel giant slalom yesterday — just minutes after wife Alena Zavarzina took bronze in the women's event
Norwegian biathlon star Ole Einar Bjoerndalen on Wednesday became the greatest Winter Olympian in history by taking a record 13th medal with gold in the mixed relay at the Sochi Games
Two members of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist protest band, were detained yesterday in the biggest political disruption of the Winter Olympics so far
Thai skiier, who is also a violinist by profession, hopes to better her last-place finish at the Winter Olympics in the giant slalom race in 2018
The Olympic victory of a Korean speed skater competing for Russia has triggered outrage in South Korea, where the government Monday announced a comprehensive inquiry into the national skating body
After Tri-colour is unfurled at Sochi Games, India's star luger Shiva Keshavan hopes the state of winter sports in the country improves in due course of time
Anna Fenninger swept to Olympic super-G gold while the USA edged ice hockey rivals Russia on Saturday. Austrian 24-year-old Fenninger showed off her smooth and technically sound giant slalom skills, conquering the demanding course to clock 1min 25.52sec for victory
Super-combined world champion Ted Ligety said there were "no excuses" as the much-vaunted US men's alpine ski team again missed out on the Olympic podium on Friday.