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'There's no point': Russian curler Krushelnitsky opts against CAS hearing for doping case

By ethan / February 21, 2018

Russian Olympic bronze medal curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has decided against the holding of a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing regarding his doping case for meldonium. Krushelnitsky announced in a statement, presented to TASS by the Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) delegation head Stanislav Pozdnyakov, that he believes a hearing would “not make sense”. […]

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‘Apparently the Russians didn’t like my column’: US critic of Zagitova on RT article

By ethan / February 21, 2018

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan has responded to an article that took her undue criticism of teenage Russian skating sensation Alina Zagitova to task. Brennan tweeted “Apparently the Russians didn’t like my column.” On Tuesday, the columnist penned a scathing attack on Zagitova, who she accused of strategically stacking seven jumps in the last two […]

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Will Russians be allowed to fly the flag at PyeongChang closing ceremony?

By ethan / February 21, 2018

Russian hopes of marching under the national flag at the PyeongChang Games closing ceremony have been revived after International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach met with a senior representative from the country. The vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Igor Levitin, paid a courtesy visit to Bach, with whom he discussed the possibility […]

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World records & medals: Russian athletes shine on day 15 in PyeongChang

By ethan / February 21, 2018

The 15th competitive day at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics saw remarkable performances from a number of Russian athletes, who claimed two medals in skiing events and set new records in figure skating. The success for the Russians – competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia – was set by female figure skaters Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina […]

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Russian men’s hockey team proceeds to Olympic semi-final after beating Norway 6-1

By ethan / February 21, 2018

The Russian men’s hockey team competing in PyeongChang under the name Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) has progressed to the tournament’s semi-final after defeating Norway 6-1. The OAR team will now play the Czech Republic in the semi-final, making it the first time the Russian men’s team has reached this stage of the Olympics since […]

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‘Did I set a world record? I didn’t know’ — Zagitova on her stunning short program

By ethan / February 21, 2018

Fifteen-year-old Russian star Alina Zagitova, who won the ladies short figure skating program on Wednesday, said she didn’t know the scores the judges had given her were the highest in figure skating history. Read more “I’m pleased with my today’s skating and with the score,” Zagitova told reporters after her world-beating performance in PyeongChang. “I’m […]

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Russian figure skater Medvedeva sets world record in short program

By ethan / February 21, 2018

The two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva representing Olympic Athletes from Russia delivered a stunning performance in the ladies’ short program, setting a new world record of 81.61 points. Medvedeva managed to beat her previous achievement, recorded several days earlier in a team event, by 60 hundredths of a point. However, the record was beaten just […]

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Russian figure skating star Zagitova breaks Medvedeva’s newly-set world record in short program

By ethan / February 21, 2018

Published time: 21 Feb, 2018 05:19 Edited time: 21 Feb, 2018 05:46 Alina Zagitova has taken the lead in the ladies’ short program receiving an incredible 82.92 points from the judges, beating the world record set minutes earlier by Zagitova’s teammate and training partner Evgenia Medvedeva. Zagitova’s immaculately-executed technical elements, including her signature triple Lutz-triple […]

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