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Russia Edges the United States in the 5,000 Relay

Russia Edges the United States in the 5,000 Relay

Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images(SOCHI, Russia) –  Viktor Ahn led Russia to the gold medal in the 5,000-meter relay on Friday, taking the lead over America J.R. Celski with eight laps remaining.
Earlier in the evening, Ahn won the 500.  With tw…

Sochi 2014 Winter Games – Day 11 Results

Sochi 2014 Winter Games – Day 11 Results

ABC Sports Radio(NEW YORK) — Sochi 2014 Winter Games:
Medal Count
United States – 18
Russia – 18
Netherlands – 17
Norway – 15
Canada – 15
Germany – 13
Biathlon – Woman’s 12.5km Mass Start – Final
Gold: Darya Damrachova – Belarus – 35:25.6
Silver: Gabr…

Sochi 2014 Winter Games – Day 10 Results

Sochi 2014 Winter Games – Day 10 Results

ABC Sports Radio(NEW YORK) — Sochi 2014 Winter Games:
Medal Count
Netherlands – 17
United States – 16
Russia – 16
Alpine Skiing – Men’s Super-G – Final
Gold: Kjetil Jansrud – Norway – 1:18.14
Silver: Andrew Weibrecht – United States – 1:18.44
Bronze: …

Sochi 2014 Winter Games – Day 9 Results

Sochi 2014 Winter Games – Day 9 Results

ABC Sports Radio(NEW YORK) — Sochi 2014 Winter Games:
Medal Count
Russia – 15
United States – 14
Norway – 14
Netherlands – 13
Germany – 12
Canada -12
 
Alpine Skiing – Women’s Super G – Final
Gold: Anna Fenninger – Austria – 1:25.52
Silver: Maria…

Sochi 2014 Winter Games – Day 8 Results

Sochi 2014 Winter Games – Day 8 Results

ABC Sports Radio(NEW YORK) — Sochi 2014 Winter Games:
Medal Count
Norway – 13
United States – 13
Netherlands – 12
Russia – 12
Canada – 11
Germany – 10
Cross Country – Men’s 15KM Classic Style – Final
Gold: Dario Cologna – Switzerland – 38:29.7
Silver:…

Sochi 2014 Winter Games – Day 7 Results

Sochi 2014 Winter Games – Day 7 Results

ABC Sports Radio(NEW YORK) – Sochi 2014 Winter Games:
Medal Count
Norway – 13
Netherlands – 12
United States – 12
Russia – 11
Canada – 10
Germany – 10
Cross Country – Women’s 10 KM Classic Style
Gold: Justyna Kowalczyk – Poland – 28:17.8
Silver: Charlo…

Russia Earns First Gold of Games in Team Figure Skating

Russia Earns First Gold of Games in Team Figure Skating

Matthew Stockman Getty Images Sport(SOCHI, Russia) — Russia is on the board at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The Russians earned their first gold medal of the Games in the new team figure skating event. 
Russia never finished worse t…

The 2014 Winter Olympics are Underway in Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics are Underway in Sochi

Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Sport (SOCHI, Russia) –  The 2014 Winter Olympics have officially begun.
Russian Hockey legend Vladislav Tretiak and figure skater Irina Rodnina used the torch to light the Olympic cauldron Friday and conclude the …

American Runner Wins in Russia, Criticizes Anti-Gay Law

American Runner Wins in Russia, Criticizes Anti-Gay Law

Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — American runner Nick Symmonds became the first foreign athlete to criticize Russia’s new anti-gay law on Russian soil shortly after winning a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.”I dis…

Vladimir Putin Signs Anti-Gay Law

Vladimir Putin Signs Anti-Gay Law

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Standing in sharp contrast to the victories achieved by gay rights activists in the United States this past week, on Sunday Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law imposing fines for disseminating “homosexual…

Russian Intelligence Officials Called Boston Marathon Bombing Preventable

Russian Intelligence Officials Called Boston Marathon Bombing Preventable

Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. congressman says that Russian intelligence officials are convinced that the April bombings at the Boston Marathon were preventable, had American authorities acted on Mosc…

Steven Seagal ‘Opened Up Doors’ for US Delegation in Moscow

Steven Seagal ‘Opened Up Doors’ for US Delegation in Moscow

Photo by Matthew Simmons/WireImage(MOSCOW) — First, there was Dennis Rodman, who struck an unexpected friendship with the reclusive leader of North Korea. Now, add Steven Seagal to the list of improbable celebrity diplomats.The former action film hero…

Russia Bans Former Bush Administration Officials

Russia Bans Former Bush Administration Officials

ThinkStock(MOSCOW) — Russia slapped sanctions on a pair of former top Bush administration officials, two former commanders of the Guantanamo Bay detention center and 14 other Americans in retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions the Obama admi…

Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky’s Death ‘Unexplained’

Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky’s Death ‘Unexplained’

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was not killed by chemical or radioactive material, British police said Sunday, but are still calling the 67-year-old’s death unexplained.Berezovsky, once one …

Russian Tycoon Found Dead in UK Home

Russian Tycoon Found Dead in UK Home

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LONDON) — Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky was found dead in his home outside of London on Saturday morning.The 67-year-old tycoon was a wanted man in Russia and an opponent of Russian President Vladimir Put…

Bolshoi Ballet Dancer Confesses to Acid Attack

Bolshoi Ballet Dancer Confesses to Acid Attack

Sergei Filin leaves the hospital in Moscow, on Feb. 4, 2013. AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Three suspects, including a top ballet dancer, have reportedly confessed to carrying out a vicious sulfuric acid attack on Sergei Filin, the artistic director of t…

Adopted Russian Boy’s Death Ruled Accidental in Texas

Adopted Russian Boy’s Death Ruled Accidental in Texas

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The death of an adopted 3-year-old Russian boy has been ruled an accident in Texas.  This just a week after Russian officials accused the boy’s adopted parents of killing the child. Authorities said Friday that …

John Kerry and Russian Counterpart Discuss Syrian Conflict

John Kerry and Russian Counterpart Discuss Syrian Conflict

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(BERLIN) — Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Berlin on Tuesday regarding the conflict in Syria.Washington and Moscow have long been at odds at how to best end the two-year…

Gerard Depardieu Officially a Russian Resident

Gerard Depardieu Officially a Russian Resident

THOMAS WIRTH/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — French actor Gerard Depardieu is officially a resident of One Democracy Street in the Russian city of Saransk, about 400 miles east of Moscow.According to Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency, the actor travel…

Russian Meteor, Wild Road Madness Exposed in Country’s Dashcam Craze

Russian Meteor, Wild Road Madness Exposed in Country’s Dashcam Craze

YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — They are the videos everyone is talking about. Rare images of a meteor streaking across the Russian sky in a bright, fast-approaching ball of fire. The drama was captured on numerous dashboard cameras and then …

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