| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:06 AM
Pop violinist Vanessa Mae has been banned by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for four years over the manipulation of giant slalom races which allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Olympic Games at the last minute.
An FIS panel also banned five...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:37 AM
It seems that pop violinist Vanessa-Mae won't be moonlighting as an elite skier for a while.
The popular Thai musician has been banned from competition for four years after officials confirmed that she raced in a series of events rigged to help her...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Who’s itching to visit Russia right now? Anybody?
Less than nine months after the Sochi Winter Olympics -- which were supposed to usher in a new era of tourism for that region and Russia as a whole -- the flow of Americans and other foreigners...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:05 AM
The Olympics and politics have never made an easy pair, not with a tradition of nations boycotting, or threatening to boycott, the Games.
So it makes sense that the International Olympic Committee would praise a United Nations resolution calling for...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:05 AM
From the moment she first appeared before national media, as the 13-year-old surprise winner of the 2007 U.S. junior figure skating title, listening to Mirai Nagasu always had been a pure pleasure.
Over the next few years, as she won a senior national...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:40 PM
For the second straight season, the most compelling women's figure skating competition will take place in Sochi, Russia.
Last season, it was the 2014 Winter Olympics.
This season, it is the Russian Championships, where the field should be so deep in...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Alexander Kaptarenko, the Russian athlete who drew international attention by way of endurance and a frozen salmon, has died at 102.
The former table tennis player set an age record by participating in the torch relay for the Sochi Winter Olympics...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 4:08 PM
On the first anniversary of the injury that kept him out of the 2014 Olympics, Russian pairs skater Alexander Smirnov posted before and after pictures to his Facebook page.
The first showed stitches running nearly two feet down his leg from massive...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:06 AM
With South Florida’s winter weather in the 80s, it can be easy to forget that the rest of the nation is often a lot colder than we are.
But wonderlands of snow exist in the rest of the country, and they are only a plane ride away.
If the Sochi...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:48 AM
This could be called the X Games crossed with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
“That’s a fair comparison,” Shaun White was saying during a phone conversation on Thursday afternoon.
The action sports icon and two-time...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Synchronized skating, a figure skating discipline, and a mass start speed skating event open to both long track and short track athletes could be on the program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
International Skating Union...