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Boxing legends and their cinematic lives

October 31st, 2013

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New Sochi 2014 Stamps Released Featuring Olympic Winter Sports

October 31st, 2013

On 1 November at the "Sochi – Yes! 100 Days To Go" photo exhibition, unveiled in the State Duma of the Russian Federation, an official cancellation ceremony for three new stamps took place, which completes the "XXII Olympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. 

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The Sochi 2014 Relay has traveled almost 10,000 km by car

October 31st, 2013

The car segment of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay, which was launched on October 7 in Moscow, ended in St Petersburg on October 28. The Olympic torchbearers running with the Olympic flame in towns of the Central and North-Western Federal Districts were nominees of the Sochi 2014 Relay Presenting Partner companies Coca-Cola, OSAO "Ingosstrakh " and OAO "RZD".

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YOG luger on the road to Sochi 2014

October 31st, 2013

The promising sportsman benefits from an Olympic scholarship, which offers technical and financial support for the final preparation and qualification stages to international elite athletes and teams, nominated by their National Olympic Committee (NOC). Te-An Lien tells us how the Olympic scholarship is helping him prepare for Sochi and what role the YOG have played in his life.

How did you get started in luge?
I first took up the luge during the summer holiday of my second year of junior high school, when I was 14.

What has been your greatest sporting achievement so far?
Competing in the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games, where I finished 20th. We stayed there for 14 days and it was really cold! It was so exciting and I was thrilled to compete with the world’s best young athletes. There were many interesting memories; I remember there was a guy from Bulgaria who didn’t have his right outfit, so I lent him one of mine. He was wearing my clothes when competing out there!

What would it mean to you to compete in Sochi 2014?
I am doing my best to qualify. It would mean a lot to be in Sochi in 2014 and of course I very much want to be part of it. I am still young and it would feel so different to participate in the Olympic Winter Games. It would enable me to see different things and broaden my horizons – an opportunity that many of my peers will never have.

What are your targets for the future?
First of all, I want to improve my world ranking in the luge. Then, in the future, I would like to be a sports director or a coach, or to serve on a sports committee.

How has your Olympic Solidarity scholarship helped you?
Most of my training is done in Europe or America, so it can be very expensive. Any support, no matter how small, can be very useful, so the scholarship has definitely helped me in terms of financial support.

Who are your sporting heroes and why?
At the moment my hero is Tommy Chen [ultra marathon runner]. He always has a super positive attitude whenever he’s facing challenges. He is tough yet modest. Around two years ago, when I was trying to qualify for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games, I was nervous. I asked Tommy on Facebook what I should do to ease my fears. He told me, “Treat fears as part of your life, then you won’t feel the fear anymore”. Because of this motto, I worked hard and qualified for the YOG as the only Asian luger. That’s why I appreciate and admire him so much. 

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Sochi 2014 Games Fans’ Anthem will Unite Spectators in the Stands

October 31st, 2013

100 days before the start of the first ever Olympic Winter Games in Russia, the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad and General Partner of the Games Sberbank have unveiled the fans’ anthem for the Games. The anthem will be played at all Olympic venues and will be the main song at the sports fields for the competitions.

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Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee to Compensate its Carbon Footprint and Minimize the Games’ Impact on Climate

October 31st, 2013

The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has announced that it will fulfill its Bid Book commitment to compensate for the direct carbon footprint of the Sochi 2014 Games’ preparation and staging. 

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Brazil’s Jaqueline Mourão aiming to make history at Sochi 2014

October 30th, 2013

Women’s Boxing debut in London 2012 represents a milestone for the Olympic Games

October 30th, 2013

Boxing Special: the women’s debut, the new rules and the great legends of the sport

October 30th, 2013

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch arrives in Murmansk

October 30th, 2013

82 torchbearers ran across the streets of Murmansk, the largest polar town, covering a total distance of 16.7 km.

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