Russian skier takes silver in men's cross-country 50km race

TURIN, February 26 (RIA Novosti) – Russia's Yevgeny Dementyev won the silver Sunday in men's cross-country 50km race during the last day of Winter Olympics in Turin.

// Feb. 26, 2006 - 19:21 GMT


Russia to play Czech Republic for ice hockey bronze in Turin

TURIN, February 25 (RIA Novosti) – After Finland's 4–0 victory in Olympic men's ice hockey semifinals, Russia will play the Czech Republic for bronze Saturday.

// Feb. 25, 2006 - 16:52 GMT


Scalpers raise ticket prices for Russia-Canada hockey game in Turin

TURIN, February 22 (RIA Novosti, Sergei Averyanov) – Russian ice hockey fans who have traveled to the Winter Olympics in Turin may only be able to get tickets for tonight's quarterfinal match against Canada from ticket scalpers, at four times the official price.

// Feb. 22, 2006 - 23:12 GMT


Russia takes bronze at Olympics cross-country event

TURIN, February 22 (RIA Novosti) – Russian skier Alyona Sidko took the bronze in the ladies' cross-country sprint at the Winter Olympics in Turin.

// Feb. 22, 2006 - 21:19 GMT


Russia takes silver in men's biathlon relay

MOSCOW, February 21 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian team won silver in the men's 4 x 7.5 km biathlon relay at the Winter Olympics in Turin Tuesday. Nikolai Kruglov finished 20.9 seconds behind Germany's Michael Greis, bringing Russia its third silver medal, with the help of his fellow biathletes Ivan Cherezov, Sergei Chepikov and Pavel Rostovtsev.

// Feb. 21, 2006 - 19:44 GMT


Russian figure-skaters win Olympic dance gold

TURIN, February 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is waking up to another success at the Winter Olympics Tuesday morning after figure skaters Tatyana Navka and Roman Kostomarov won the ice dancing title.

// Feb. 21, 2006 - 13:34 GMT


Russian ice hockey team defeats Latvia at Turin Olympics

TURIN, February 19 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian ice hockey team won a 9–2 victory over Latvia at the Turin Olympics Sunday, with Ilya Kovalchuk scoring four goals.

// Feb. 19, 2006 - 21:54 GMT


Russian women skiers win gold in Turin

TURIN, February 18 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian women's skiing team has won a gold medal at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games women's 4x5 kilometer relay. The team members were Natalia Baranova-Masalkina, Larisa Kurkina, Yulia Chepalova and Yevgenia Medvedeva-Arbuzova. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to the team, congratulating them on their victory against tough opponents. "Your Olympic gold is a great gift to Russian fans, and for the whole of Russia," the president said.

// Feb. 18, 2006 - 22:17 GMT


Turin prosecutors open Russian biathlete doping case

ROME, February 17 (RIA Novosti) – Prosecutors in Turin have launched a criminal case into the positive doping tests results taken from disqualified Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva, an Olympics official said.

// Feb. 17, 2006 - 21:49 GMT


Russian Plushchenko wins Olympic figure skating gold

TURIN, February 17 (RIA Novosti) – Figure skating fans all over Russia Friday were celebrating a magnificent performance from Yevgeny Plushchenko in the men's free program, which saw him claim his debut Olympic gold and continue the country's domination of the event.

// Feb. 17, 2006 - 13:17 GMT