The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia are still nearly three months away, but the competition is already heating up in one Moscow subway station. Passengers can vie to pay their fare in exercise.
The Olympic flame is about to start the longest journey in the history of the Winter Games after the torch was passed from Greece to Russia on Saturday.
The flame that will burn at next year's Sochi Winter Olympics was handed over to Russia on Saturday in the marble stadium that hosted the first modern Games in 1896.
In a Ceremony combining ancient and modern touches, as well as physical, natural and human elements, the Olympic Flame for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games was lit here this afternoon in front of a packed crowd, including newly-elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
The Russian host of the 2014 Winter Olympics has stockpiled snow, amid fears that the Black Sea resort could run short for the Games.
Dmitry Chernyshenko: It’s worth noting that the IOC has required that 41,467 hotel rooms be available for participants and guests in the Sochi area, and Sochi 2014 is meeting this demand.
Sochi 2014 celebrated World Environment Day Wednesday, 5 June, with the announcement of the winners of a high school multimedia contest in Adler, Sochi.
Sochi organisers unveiled the medals for the 2014 Winter Olympics on Thursday - and now hope to make sure most of them stay in Russia to make up for the miserable medal performance at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
Russia - Sochi organizers have unveiled the medals for the 2014 Winter Olympics featuring a "patchwork quilt" design representing the different regions of Russia.
Organisers of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics have unveiled the medals for next year's Games in Sochi.