Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Pole vault great Sergei Bubka launches IAAF presidential bid

In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, retired pole vaulter Sergei Bubka gestures to spectators before presenting the medals for the men's pole vault at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Bubka has made it official: He's running for president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The Ukrainian announced his candidacy Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 confirming what had been widely expected for months. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

LONDON (AP) — They’ve won Olympic gold medals, set multiple world records, and collected world titles. Now, two track-and-field greats will compete against each other for the top job in the sport.

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Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics

In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, children shout during the KHL hockey match between Sochi and Atlant teams in the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia. The subtropical resort of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Games, now boasts a decent hockey team and a steady following of fans who turn the otherwise deserted Olympic park into a noisy busy place it was a year ago. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports.

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Russian skier Khoroshilov wins WCup slalom by huge margin

Alexander Khoroshilov, of Russia, speeds past a pole on his way to clock the fastest time during the first run of a men's World Cup slalom event, in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Alexander Khoroshilov won a night slalom by a huge margin on Tuesday, the first Russian World Cup victory in more than three decades.

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Russia plans to fight doping ban extension for walkers

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s athletics boss suggests he will fight any attempt to strip banned Russian walkers of medals from the 2012 London Olympics.

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2004 Olympic 800m champ Borzakovsky of Russia retires

MOSCOW (AP) — Yuri Borzakovsky of Russia, the men’s 800-meter champion at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has announced his retirement.

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