Three-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel was in Sochi Monday testing the track for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix next year. In a wide-ranging interview with R-Sport, the German driver, fresh off a win at the Bahrain Grand Prix a day earlier, talked development in the Black Sea resort city and his early success on this year's F-1 circuit.
St. Petersburg native Tatyana Taramzhenina, 72, readily admits: She's got Olympic fever.
Having relished her experience volunteering at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, she jumped at the chance to greet participants at the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi.
Russia's upper house of parliament on Wednesday approved a bill simplifying visa procedures for foreign volunteers at the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Games.
While the London Olympics -- less than two months away -- are a massive undertaking, the Winter Games in Sochi, 18 months later, will redefine a city and a region, and require the greatest building project ever associated with an Olympics. The city on the Black Sea coast, known as a summer resort, will, organizers hope, be transformed into a winter sports haven against the backdrop of economic challenges, security concerns and sporting demands on the country. SI.com spoke this week to Dmitry Chernyshenko, president of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, for an update on the Sochi Games preparations.
(ATR) The IOC's Executive Director for the Olympic Games says with three years to go, Sochi is on pace with construction, and could have 70 percent of all work completed by the end of the year.
In this exclusive Tuesday Talk with Around the Rings, Gilbert Felli discusses the state of preparations for the 2014 Olympics.
Sochi 2014 boss Dmitry Chernyshenko says he has learned from London 2012.