2014 Sochi Olympic Games

Former Russian Olympian and anti-doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova, left, next to U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart, testifies during a Helsinki Commission hearing on the impact of doping in international sport, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of a bill that would make international sports doping a crime argued Wednesday that the legislation would deter scandals like Russian state-sponsored drug use at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Yulia Stepanova, a Russian former track athlete who became a whistleblower about...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men's short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Prosecutors in Kazakhstan said Thursday, July 19, 2018, that Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 19, 2018 - 1:17 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder. Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who allegedly tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty, Kazakh news agencies...
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Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, left, presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 5:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Despite a national wave of elation from the World Cup that bathed Russia in a rosy light, President Vladimir Putin will face some challenges in extending the post-soccer glow at home and abroad. Well-organized, festive and friendly, the World Cup has shown off a welcoming and modern...
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Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov, centre, looks on during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Federal Sports Centre Novogorsk, near Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Russia are preparing for a World Cup quarterfinal against Croatia in Sochi on Saturday July 7. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
July 03, 2018 - 10:53 am
NOVOGORSK, Russia (AP) — A global event on Russian soil, and the home team can't stop winning. Sports fans have seen this story before, and it had a bitter ending. Russia hopes its surprise World Cup success is finally bringing it out of the shadow of the Sochi Olympics, which were tainted by...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 an inside view of of the refurbished Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
June 05, 2018 - 8:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's World Cup is spread across 12 stadiums in 11 host cities. They range from St. Petersburg, which is so far north that the sun doesn't set on some summer days, to Sochi and its subtropical climate on the Black Sea coast. Cost rises, worker deaths, and corruption have marred the...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, police officers guard before a Russian Premier League Championship soccer match between Spartak Moscow and Tosno, with the World Cup Spartak stadium in the background, in Moscow, Russia. The World Cup marks a moment of pride for President Vladimir Putin, a long-sought opportunity to showcase Russia’s achievements and bolster its international prestige. The Russian leader has made security of the tournament the top priority, ordering sweeping measures to fend off any potential threats from the ground, sea or air. But despite the strict security regime, threats abound in Russia, which has faced an Islamist rebellion in the south and waged a military campaign in Syria. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 04, 2018 - 11:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — For President Vladimir Putin, the World Cup marks a moment of pride, a long-sought opportunity to showcase Russia's achievements and bolster its international prestige. The Russian leader has made security of the tournament the top priority, ordering an array of measures to fend off...
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This photo taken on Thursday, May 17, 2018 shows a view of the Olympic Sports Center where Panama's soccer team will live during the 2018 World Cup in Saransk, Russia. Russia is trying to wipe its sports reputation clean by hosting the World Cup after years of doping scandals. In the host city of Saransk, a training center notorious for doping abuses and tainted medals will now be the home of Panama’s soccer team. (AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
May 21, 2018 - 11:14 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Nestled on the edge of the forest outside the Russian city of Saransk is the home of one of the most successful doping programs in history. Athletes from the V.M. Chegin Olympic Training Center dominated race-walking for over a decade, winning nine Olympic and 18 world...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn heads into the doping control room after competing in women's downhill at the Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea. Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. In all, there were 3,189 tests conducted. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:20 pm
Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes this year at Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. Independent observers released their report Thursday about the anti-doping operation in Pyeongchang...
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In this photo taken on Monday, June 26, 2017, Russian tourists enjoy the black sea in front of the Fisht stadium in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 10, 2018 - 2:10 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Visiting Sochi is a mouthwatering prospect for World Cup fans, with beaches, blue skies and arguably the best game in the group stage. Portugal and Spain meet on June 15 in Sochi, which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics and is a top Russian tourist destination. The legacy of the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks during an NBA basketball news conference in New York. The whistleblower who exposed Russia's scheme to cheat at the 2014 Olympics has filed a motion to dismiss a libel lawsuit brought on behalf of three Russian biathletes whose medals were stripped from the Sochi Games for doping. Lawyers for whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov also filed a lawsuit Monday, April 30, 2018, against Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. They say Prokhorov's support of the biathletes in the suit is little more than a ruse to reveal Rodchenkov's whereabouts. Rodchenkov has been living in hiding in the United States, fearful of retribution. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 30, 2018 - 12:56 pm
The whistleblower who exposed Russian cheating at the 2014 Olympics filed a motion Monday to dismiss a libel lawsuit against him, which his lawyers portrayed as a ploy led by the Russian owner of the Brooklyn Nets to reveal his whereabouts. Former Moscow lab director Grigory Rodchenkov has been...
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