Donetsk Hockey Team to Play Home Games Abroad

The Donetsk hockey team has been displaced thanks to Ukraine's political crisis

RIA Novosti Roundup -- Sochi Donates Pucks; Russia's "Olympic Hockey Failure"

(ATR) Pucks from ice hockey gold medal games headed to IIHF Hall of Fame ... Rene Fasel on Russia's "hockey failure."

RIA Novosti Roundup -- Hockey Championships in Belarus; Putin Pushes Formula 1

(ATR) The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation says there should not be any concerns about hosting the world hockey championships in Belarus ... Putin emphasizes the Olympic legacy benefits of hosting Formula 1 racing in Sochi

Russian Medalists Get Cars; Hockey Coach in Doubt

(ATR) Dmitry Medvedev handed out keys to a fleet of Mercedes for Russian medalists ... Russia's national ice hockey coach has his job on the line ...

Pussy Riot Members Arrested in Sochi

Police in Sochi detained three members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot after a theft in a local hotel.

Russia Rejects Skating Fix Report as "Nonsense"

(RIA Novosti) Russia denied a report of collusion with the U.S. to share the figure skating gold medals at the Sochi Olympics.

RIA Novosti Roundup -- Google Marks Sochi Olympics

(ATR) Also: the biathlon track undergoes a last-minute extension.

RIA Novosti Roundup -- Putin Meets U.S. Women's Hockey Team

(ATR) Meanwhile, a record number of world leaders are set to attend the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Snowboarder Protest; Russia Appeals for Ceasefire; Medals Delivered

(ATR) Russian snowboarder Alexei Sobolev uses a Pussy Riot likeness on his snowboard ... Russia appeals for global ceasefire during the Games ... Sochi medals delivered ...

Rogge and IOC Members Gather in Sochi; First Case for CAS

(ATR) IOC members descend on Sochi... CAS hears Austrian skier's appeal... Sochi Media Center opens. 

RIA Novosti Roundup -- US Offers Anti-Terrorism Technology; Sochi Strains to Close Culture Gap

United States and Russia discussed using US technology to combat terrorism... Sochi undergoes an English transformation before the Olympics...

RIA Novosti Roundup -- Olympic Volunteers Prepared; Sochi's Artificial Snow

Olympic volunteers will create an inviting atmosphere at the 2014 Sochi games.

Biathlon Medalist Snubbed; Skiier Out; Sochi Mostly Ready

(ATR) Russian Vancouver medalist snubbed from Olympic Team... Olympic hopeful breaks leg during World Cup Event... Sochi nearly complete for Olympics...

Sochi News Agency; Russian Hockey Concerns

(ATR) RIA Novosti will provide Olympic news through the Olympics... Russian Hockey spots still not secure... Russian Hockey coach fears injuries...

Latvian President to Sochi; 1980 Hockey Reunion

(ATR) Latvian President will attend Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremonies ... New blog entry by USA hockey legend Jim Craig...

Russian Hockey Stars; Smartphone Guide; Veteran Broadcaster

(ATR) Russian Ice Hockey stars look forward to playing on home ice... Sochi guide to smartphones... Vladimir Pozner joins NBC as a broadcaster in this RIA Novosti Roundup...

Obama Unlikely in Sochi; Olympic News Agency Will Fulfill Obligations

(ATR) Obama unlikely to attend Sochi Olympics ... RIA Novosti chief says despite upcoming shutdown, the news agency will fulfill its Olympic duties...

Avalanche Warnings; No Polish Boycott; Russian Olympic Hopeful

(ATR) Russian ministry issues avalanche warning in mountains near Sochi... Poland will not boycott Sochi Olympics says Prime Minister... Young Russian hockey forward Nichushkin wants to play in Olympics...

Ria Novosti Roundup -- Sochi Sport Previews

(ATR) RIA Novosti continues its sport-by-sport previews for the Sochi 2014 Olympics...

RIA Novosti Roundup -- News Agency Liquidated; Freestyle Skiier Banned

(ATR) Russia plans to liquidate RIA Novosti ... Anna Orlovskaya is banned for two years due to a doping violation in this RIA Novosti Roundup...

Sochi Shamans Pray For Snow; Athletes Guide

(ATR) Sochi 2014 will bring in shamans to pray for snow in the mountains, and a handy guide for the medal favorites in Sochi in this RIA Novosti Roundup...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Japan Sets Medal Target; No Time Off for Sochi Workers

(ATR) Japan sets medal target for Tokyo 2020 ... Putin will not allow Sochi organizers time off for holidays ... Turkmenistan to throw hat in for Asian Games.

RIA Novosti Roundup -- Proposed State Sponsorship Ban; Unusual Training for Torch Bearer

(ATR) Russia weighs bill banning sponsorships from state-owned companies ... US skier chases dream for Armenia ... 101-year old Siberian man training for torch relay with fish.

RIA Novosti Roundup -- IPC President Speaks, Incentives for Gold, Vonn's Hopes Dented

(ATR) Philip Craven talks Paralympic TV coverage ... Russians who take gold in Sochi will net a big payday ... Lindsey Vonn could miss the Games.

RIA Novosti Group Launches Round-the-Clock Multimedia Coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympics

RIA Novosti is proud to announce an update to its range of Olympic products in partnership with a major Russian television channel and a communications group, which owns the largest outdoor media façades in Moscow, to broadcast its Olympic content.

RIA Novosti Roundup -- St. Petersburg 2024; Sochi Closing Ceremonies

(ATR) St. Petersburg seen as a "serious contender" for 2024 in Russia, Sochi 2014 closing ceremony casting has begun, and Russia's Viktor Ahn thriving with new citizenship in this RIA Novosti Roundup...

Russia's Spies Say Cooperating With British on Olympics

(RIA Novosti) Russian security services said Friday that they are working with their British counterparts in the run-up to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Ria Novosti Roundup -- Sochi Blackout; Government Assistance; Banknotes

(ATR) Blackouts in Sochi occur right as a new power station is unveiled, government assistance may be necessary for Sochi investors, and a new infographic in this RIA Novosti roundup...

Russia 'Doing Everything' to Put On a Safe Olympics - PM Medvedev

(ATR) Russia is "doing everything" to put on a safe Winter Games, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

Ria Novosti Roundup -- Sochi Banknotes; Russia Keeps World Cup Cities

(ATR) Sochi special edition banknotes, Russia won't change host cities for 2018 World Cup, RIA Novosti Olympic coverage in this RIA Novosti Roundup...

Ria Novosti Roundup -- Ticket Sales; St. Petersburg Bid

(ATR) In this RIA Novosti Roundup, the last Winter Olympic tickets will go on sale November 10, muted enthusiasm for a St. Petersburg Olympic bid, and a look into Sochi 2014's legacy...

Ria Novosti Roundup -- Moscow Championships; Arctic Torch; Alpine Medals

(ATR) Today's RIA Novosti Roundup highlights Moscow winning the 2016 European Short Track Championships, the Sochi 2014 Torch going to space and the North Pole, and Russian alpine skiing medal projections are down...

Ria Novosti Roundup -- Georgia Boycott; Torch Alteration

(ATR) This week's RIA Novosti Roundup focuses on Georgia's potential Olympic Boycott, an alteration for the Sochi Torch for space, and Sara Takanashi's triumph at the last Sochi Test Event...

Ria Novosti Roundup - Olympics Suspension; Moscow 2013 Medals; Isinbayeva Heads Delegation

(ATR) The IIHF upholds Swedish defensemen's suspension... Moscow 2013 unveils medals... Yelena Isinbayeva leads Russian athletic delegation...

Universiade Roundup - Russia Tops Early Tally; Medals Reportedly Recalled

(ATR) Hosts build huge lead atop total medals table ... More than 3,000 medals reportedly recalled ... More inside this RIA Novosti roundup from the 2013 Universiade in Kazan, Russia ...

Sochi Scene - Call for Government Help on Investment; Security Threats Downplayed

(ATR) Tycoon calls on government to help make a return on $1.4 billion Sochi investment ... Russians fighting in Syria pose no security threat to Games, says minister  ... More inside this Sochi Scene ...

Ria-Novosti Roundup: Sochi Budget Stolen; Olympic Torch; Rogge on Sochi

(ATR) Russian Minister claims that Olympic budget was stolen... Putin comments on the Olympic Torch... Rogge thinks Sochi is prepared... More inside this week's RIA Novosti Roundup...

Putin Scraps Visa Requirement for International Athletes

President Vladimir Putin signs a decree waiving visa requirements for foreign athletes, coaches and other staff attending international sports events in Russia ...

Putin, Cameron Talk Sochi; FBI Chief Preparing for Olympics

(ATR) British PM and Russia President say two countries will team up for Sochi security ... Robert Mueller in Georgia for Sochi preparations ... More inside this Sochi Scene ...

Moscow Increases Security; Sochi 2014 "Safest" Olympics Ever; Plans to Execute Stray Animals

(ATR) Around the Rings rounds up Russia's top stories in Olympic sport, courtesy of our exclusive partnership with Sochi 2014 host news agency RIA Novosti.