With one year to go before the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi hosts the Winter Olympics, the Games are set to be the most expensive ever. The project has been dogged by allegations of corruption and mismanagement.
Russian media are calling it "Russia's Columbine." After a teenage gunman opened fire at a technical college on the annexed Crimean peninsula, Vladimir Putin is pointing fingers — and Russians are looking for answers.
The World Anti-Doping Agency said Russian authorities have offered access to laboratory data and samples. But the international body threatened to suspend Russia's RUSADA again if it fails to live up to its commitment.
The Winter Olympics are underway in South Korea. Almost 3,000 athletes from 92 countries, including 169 "Olympic Athletes from Russia," and both Koreas appearing under one flag, took part in the opening ceremony.
Day 7 in Pyeongchang saw the hosts claim their second gold medal of the games, but there was disappointment in the women's slalom for favorite Mikaela Shiffrin and Germany veteran Claudia Pechstein in the speed skating.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version