The Winter Olympic city of Sochi is bidding to host the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships, a Russian skating official said Tuesday. Alexander Gorshkov, the president of the Russian Figure Skating Federation, said the event should be held at the 12,000-seater Iceberg Skating Palace in the Sochi Olympic Park.
A Spanish biker has filed a formal complaint over a traffic accident involving Michael Schumacher weeks before the F1 star’s horror ski crash, the British Daily Mail reports. The famous Formula One champion Schumacher is accused of knocking the motorcyclist off his bike after failing to give way at a roundabout in Bormujos near Seville.
Tatyana McFadden, who was born in Russia but performs for the US, has won the Boston marathon for wheelchair users. For Tatyana, the day of this victory, April 21, corresponded with her 25th birthday.
Meb Keflezighi became the first US male athlete to win the BostonMarathon in three decades on Monday, the first running of the race since last year's fatal bombing attack. Keflezighi, who was born in Eritrea but is now an American. citizen, set an official time of two hours, eight minutes and 37 seconds. The Boston Marathon started Monday in Hopkinton, a suburban area of Boston, after a moment of silence recognizing the three people killed in the bombing last year. There are around 36,000 registered runners, which is by one third more than last year. The runners have to cover the distance of 26,2 miles.
A prominent Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke is due to watch a rematch between the WBA Cruiseweight Champion Denis Lebedev and Guillermo Jones of Panama, according to the press service of the match organizers. In May 2013, Lebedev lost to Jones in Moscow and therefore lost his WBA Champion’s title. But some banned substances were found in the Panamanian’s blood after the match, so the title went back to Lebedev, but the two were told to get ready for a rematch.
The Presidium of the Modern Pentathlon Federation of Russia (MPFR) has complied with the request of the Ukrainian pentathlete Anna Buryak to admit her to membership of the MPFR and give her the opportunity to represent the national team of the Russian Federation in connection with her expatriation to our country.
A EuroChallenge ice-hockey match between the Russian and Latvian teams was held in Riga. During the second minute the host team took the lead – Roberts Bukarts hit the mark. Ten minutes later Vadim Shchipachev restored parity. In the middle of the second period, on a power play, Juris Upitis sent the Latvian team up again but Sergey Shirokov restored parity 90 seconds later. Four seconds before the second interval, Anton Glinkin delivered the third puck.
French specialists who designed the Winter Olympic sites for Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi will advise in projects to create mountain ski resorts on Russian far eastern Kamchatka peninsula. The appointment was announced after talks between officials of French association Cluster Montagne and the Kamchatka Territorial Development Corporation, territorial sport chief Andrei Ivanov told the Russian news agency TASS.
US, EU slap sanctions on Russian racing teams participating in Le Mans, World Endurance Championships
Runners from all over the world have filled the streets of North Korea's showcase capital for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which is open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time. Tens of thousands of North Koreans lined the streets Sunday to applaud, cheer and sometimes high-five the runners, who were followed by a truck blaring patriotic music.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the Russian Interior Ministry to ensure protection of budget funds allocated for preparations to host 2018 FIFA World Cup and other large-scale federal projects.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called Friday for his government to draw up rules to control how Russian teams sign foreign football and hockey players, in a sign that limits in both sports could be tightened, RIA Novosti reports. Russian top-tier football clubs may field no more than seven foreigners at a time, while Russian clubs in the KHL hockey league can have only five foreigners on the roster.
A monument to the legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin will be erected in Rio de Janeiro. A monument to the legendary goalkeeper of the USSR national team, winner of the Golden Ball-1963, Lev Yashin, will be erected in Rio de Janeiro for the term of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the R-Sport reports. The monument is a copy of the monument near the Dynamo stadium in Moscow.
Estonian Union of Ice-skating (EUI) has deprived Natalia Zabiyako of grant as she decided to represent Russia’s national team, R-Sport reports. Zabiyako changed her partner, Russian sportsman Alexander Zaboev, with whom she had represented Estonia on the team tournament. Her current partner is Yuri Larionov.
Dynamo Moscow have parted company with Romanian manager Dan Petrescu after a mediocre run of form that culminated in the weekend's 4-0 thrashing by lowly Anzhi Makhachkala. Dynamo are fourth in the Russian Premier League, but Sunday's shock defeat dealt a body blow to their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in six years.
Participants of Siberian Federal District Open Bodybuilding Cup and Junior Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships.
A drone that malfunctioned during a sporting event left one Aussie athlete covered in blood, making him go to the hospital for treatment shortly after the incident. "I have lacerations on my head from the drone and the ambulance crew took a piece of propeller from my head," triathlon runner Raija Ogden told The West Australian.
Michael Schumacher, a seven-time Formula One champion, who is still staying in a medically-induced long-term coma, has started to respond to voices, the Motorsport news reports. The report also says that he can establish an eye contact now. Earlier Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kem said that after three months of the medically – induced coma he had started to gradually regain consciousness.
After today's biathlon quest in Moscow called "Race of Champions" top Russian athlete and Sochi Evgeniy Ustyugov announced he was going to quit.
For the first time in history North Korean authorities have allowed non-professional runners from all over the world to take part in the annual marathon in the country’s capital, known officially as the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon. The race includes a full marathon, limited to world-class, invitation-only athletes, a half marathon and a 10-kilometer run.