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Olympic short track champion Viktor Ahn ‘banned’ from 2018 Games – report

Russia’s leading short track skater Viktor Ahn has been banned from the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games as part of the investigation into alleged doping in Russian sport, sources report. The six-time Olympic champion has been excluded from the list of Winter Games participants less than three weeks before the start of the event, which will be staged in ...

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FIFA discuss potential sponsorship of VAR replays at Russia 2018

FIFA are discussing the possibility of sponsorship for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system, which will be used at a world cup finals for the first time in history at Russia 2018, a FIFA executive said on Monday. The system allows referees to review game-changing decisions – such as goals, penalty awards, red cards, and mistaken identity when there is ...

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Russia 2018 World Cup trophy global tour begins in London

The global leg of the official FIFA World Cup trophy tour for Russia 2018 has been launched from London on Monday, after a star-studded ceremony. The tour is the largest of its kind and will see the trophy visit 91 cities, across 51 countries and six continents. That includes visiting for the first time Austria, Mongolia and Iceland, the home ...

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Russian female biathlon team shows off twerking skills in support of air cadets (VIDEO)

Russian female biathletes have posted a video showing them twerking, in support of the cadets of an aviation institute in Ulyanovsk who recently came under fire after releasing a controversial parody video based on a dance hit. Biathlon team members danced to the popular song ‘Satisfaction’ by Benni Benassi at their training base, recreating the initial clip made by male ...

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Can they kick it? Football in Nizhny Novgorod wearing Valenki boots

Ever wanted to play football in the snow but worry that your feet would be too cold? Well, football fanatics in Nizhny Novgorod have braved the Russian winter to have a kickaround with authentic, warm Russian Valenki boots. Valenki – meaning felt boots – are traditional Russian footwear made especially to withstand the biting cold during winter. Originating from the ...

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NFL: Philadelphia Eagles fans go wild after team secures Super Bowl spot

Philadelphia Eagles fans broke into wild celebrations after their team won the NFC Championship on Sunday, dismantling the Minnesota Vikings on their way to the Super Bowl. Passionate Eagles fans confirmed their status as some of the most raucous NFL supporters once again by clashing with police hours before the start of the game at their home Lincoln Financial Field. ...

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‘Hearing the whistle, knowing we’re champions is the best’ – Sergio Ramos talks World Cup glory

Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has spoken to RT on leadership duties, the moment La Roja became world champions and why the magic may be returning to the dormant Spanish national side Sergio Ramos García began his career at hometown club Sevilla, in Spain’s southern autonomous region of Andalucia, before catching the eye of giants Real Madrid and ...

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North Korea to send 22 athletes to compete in 3 sports at 2018 Olympics in South Korea – IOC

The IOC has approved the participation of 22 North Korean athletes in the coming Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Apart from the first-ever joint hockey team with Seoul, the North will also compete in skating and skiing. READ MORE: Give Piste a Chance: S. Korea’s skiers to train at Kim’s resort Next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea will display some long-lost ...

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Beer Buzz: FIFA’s beer sponsor to sue 2018 World Cup stadium

Football fans travelling to Russia’s Rostov for the 2018 World Cup this summer will not be left dry, as FIFA’s beer sponsor aims to sue city authorities over their decision to prohibit the sale of alcohol at the local stadium. Sun InBev, a Russian department of the Belgian brewing corporation AB InBev, which makes beer brands such as Budweiser, Stella ...

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S. Korean coach banned for allegedly assaulting Olympic champion skater

South Korea’s skating union (KSU) has suspended a women’s short-track team coach for allegedly beating Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee, who is expected to compete at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games. No details of the incident have been revealed so far, but it was reported by AP that a male coach allegedly hit Shim during the training session prompting her ...

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