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Day 2 at the Games: Putin Witnesses 1st Home Gold for Russia

23:56 09.02.2014 (Last updated 20:11 14.02.2014)

Russia's first gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, won under the watchful gaze of President Vladimir Putin, and a blizzard of Winter Games records capped off a remarkable day of action on Sunday.

Vladimir Putin (center)

Day 2 at the Games: Putin Witnesses 1st Home Gold for Russia

23:56 09.02.2014

Russia's first gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, won under the watchful gaze of President Vladimir Putin, and a blizzard of Winter Games records capped off a remarkable day of action on Sunday.

Comments: 0 Tags: Vladimir Putin | Olympic Games 2014 | Evgeni Plushenko | Julia Lipnitskaia | Albert Demtschenko | Olga Vilukhina
Kamil Stoch

Poland’s Stoch Soars to Win Sochi Olympic Ski Jumping Gold

23:32 09.02.2014

Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch flew to victory Sunday in the men’s individual normal hill competition at the Sochi Olympics.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Kamil Stoch | Peter Prevc
Julia Lipnitskaia

Russian Prodigy Lipnitskaia Battles Nerves in Olympic Gold Free Skate

22:26 09.02.2014

Russian figure skating prodigy Julia Lipnitskaia admitted to a serious jitters setting in midway through her free skate that rounded off her country's Olympic gold in the team event Sunday.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Julia Lipnitskaia
Vladimir Putin (in red coat)

Under Putin's Gaze, Russia Schools the World in Team Figure Skating

22:19 09.02.2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin gazed down approvingly from the stands as his country schooled the rest of the world in figure skating, winning its first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics in the process.

Comments: 0 Tags: Vladimir Putin | Olympic Games 2014 | Evgeni Plushenko | Julia Lipnitskaia
Felix Loch

Germany’s Felix Loch Retains Olympic Title in Men’s Luge

22:14 09.02.2014

German slider Felix Loch won his second straight Olympic gold medal in men’s single luge Sunday after putting in a commanding display.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Albert Demtschenko | Armin Zoeggeler | Felix Loch
Evgeny Plushenko

Sochi: Plushenko in Pain but 'Going to Compete' in Individual Event

21:30 09.02.2014

Russia's now two-time Olympic champion Evgeny Plushenko says he felt pain during a routine that helped his country to gold in the inaugural team figure skating event, but that he will be able to compete in the individual event later in the Games.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Evgeni Plushenko
Julia Lipnitskaia

Russia Wins Inaugural Team Figure Skating Gold at Sochi Olympics

20:39 09.02.2014

Russia won its first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics as veteran Evgeny Plushenko and 15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia won their free program events to make the host nation uncatchable at the top of the standings.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Evgeni Plushenko | Julia Lipnitskaia
Evgeny Plushenko

Figure Skating: Faultless Plushenko Sets Russia Hurtling Toward Team Gold

19:51 09.02.2014

Russia’s ageless figure skating hero Evgeny Plushenko won the men’s free skate in the Sochi Olympic team event on Sunday to send the home country hurtling toward a first gold medal.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Evgeni Plushenko
Olga Vilukhina, Anastasia Kuzmina and Vita Semerenko (left to right)

Russian-Born Kuzmina Wins Sochi Biathlon Gold for Slovakia

19:41 09.02.2014

Russian-born Anastasia Kuzmina kept her nerve at the shooting range to successfully defend her Olympic women’s 7.5-kilometer biathlon sprint title on Sunday, competing for her adopted nation of Slovakia.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Vita Semerenko | Olga Vilukhina | Anastasiya Kuzmina
Olga Graf

Graf Overjoyed at Winning Russia's First Medal at Sochi Olympics

19:39 09.02.2014

Speedskater Olga Graf was overjoyed at bringing Russia its first medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics, finishing third for bronze in the 3,000m event on Sunday.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 |
Felix Loch

Germany’s Loch Closes in on Sochi Olympic Luge Gold

19:05 09.02.2014

German slider Felix Loch extended his lead in the Sochi Olympic men’s singles luge competition Sunday, setting a new track record on the way.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Albert Demtschenko | Armin Zoeggeler | Felix Loch
Pavel Datsyuk

Hockey: Russia's Coach Admits Datsyuk Replacement Possible

18:47 09.02.2014

Russia men's hockey team coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov admitted Sunday team captain Pavel Datsyuk may miss the Sochi Olympics if not fully fit.

Comments: 0 Tags: Zinetula Bilyaletdinov | Olympic Games 2014 | Pavel Datsyuk | Russia
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz

Openly Gay Ski Jump Medal Contender Says Sochi Protests a Waste of Time

17:38 09.02.2014

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, an openly gay woman in contention for ski jumping gold at the Sochi Olympics, said Sunday protests at the Games are not worth pursuing because “no one cares" and that it would be better to wait for Russian attitudes to change.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Daniela Iraschko-Stolz
Ireen Wust

Speedskating: Wust Tears Up Adler Arena for Third Olympic Gold

17:23 09.02.2014

Ireen Wust seared to Sochi speedskating title in the 3,000m on Sunday, claiming an Olympic gold at her third-successive Games.

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Maxim Vylegzhanin (left) and Martin Johnsrud Sundby

Russia Takes Olympic Skiathlon Protest to Second Appeal

17:05 09.02.2014

Russia is taking a protest over Sunday's Olympic skiathlon result that saw its athlete narrowly miss out on a bronze medal to a second International Ski Federation (FIS) appeal.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | | Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Matthias Mayer

Olympic Downhill Champ Mayer: My Gold Must Silence Austria’s Critics

16:08 09.02.2014

How do you stop critics sniping from the sidelines? If you’re Austria’s new darling Matthias Mayer, you stun them with a surprise Olympic gold medal.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Matthias Mayer
Marcus Hellner, Dario Cologna, Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Maxim Vylegzhanin (left to right)

Russia Has Skiathlon Protest Rejected after Missing Out on Bronze

15:53 09.02.2014

The International Ski Federation has rejected Russia's protest of Sunday's skiathlon result at the Sochi Olympics after the host nation complained its fourth-placed skier was blocked in the final straight, a Norwegian coach said.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | | Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Dario Cologna

Back From Injury, Cologna Storms to Cross-Country Gold in Sochi

15:24 09.02.2014

Switzerland’s Dario Cologna stunned his cross-country skiing rivals Sunday by winning the men’s 30-kilometer skiathlon on the back of an injury-ravaged season.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Gianluca Cologna | Marcus Hellner | Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Jamie Anderson

Anderson Completes American Golden Double in Olympic Snowboard Slopestyle

14:30 09.02.2014

Jamie Anderson won the United States its second gold in the space of two days in the new Olympic discipline of snowboard slopestyle Sunday.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Jamie Anderson | Enni Rukajarvi
Bode Miller

Bode Miller Blames Sochi Downhill Course After Missing Podium

14:01 09.02.2014

Changeable conditions on the Olympic slopes of Sochi robbed U.S. ski star Bode Miller of a chance at adding to his collection of five Olympic medals with a win in the men’s downhill Sunday, he said.

Comments: 0 Tags: Olympic Games 2014 | Bode Miller | Matthias Mayer

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1 Zenit St. Petersburg 10 26
2 CSKA Moscow 10 24
3 Dynamo Moscow 9 19
4 FC Kuban 10 19
5 FC Krasnodar 10 18
6 Terek Grozny 10 18
7 Spartak Moscow 10 17
8 Rubin Kazan 10 16

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