(Sports) New Zealand gov't picks Olympic medal prospects with funding

December 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on (Sports) New Zealand gov't picks Olympic medal prospects with funding 

WELLINGTON, Dec. 11 — The New Zealand government has put much of its money on rowers, cyclists and yachties to win medals for the country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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UN praise of Sochi games testifies to their success: Russian olympic committee

November 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on UN praise of Sochi games testifies to their success: Russian olympic committee 

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 — The high praise that the Sochi Winter Olympics received at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly testifies once again to the Games' widely-recognized success, Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said.

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Hanyu, Lipnitskaya to debut at Cup of China

November 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on Hanyu, Lipnitskaya to debut at Cup of China 

MOSCOW, Nov. 6 — Olympic gold medalist and world champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan will make his return to the ice during the Cup of china on Friday, according to the Associated Press.

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