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‘UFC will come to Russia regardless of Khabib v Ferguson result’ – Artem Lobov

MMA veteran Artem Lobov believes that the result of the UFC lightweight championship bout between American Tony Ferguson and Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov won’t affect the promotion’s plans to host its first-ever event in Russia. As soon as news emerged of the UFC’s plans to host its first event on Russian soil, MMA fans and the media started speculating on who ...

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Ivanka Trump, top N. Korean general to come face-to-face at PyeongChang closing ceremony

US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump will lead the US delegation at the closing ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in South Korea, which will be held on February 25. Ivanka Trump, who is also a senior adviser to her father, will be joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who will give particular support to the ...

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Russia pays $15mn for IOC membership reinstatement, may be allowed to wave flag at closing ceremony

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received a sizeable amount of money from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), which had to pay $ 15 million for reinstatement of its suspended membership. On Thursday, the ROC paid the required sum to the Olympic governing body for the restoration of its membership, which might allow the national athletes to march under their ...

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‘I almost died’: Serena Williams details how childbirth inspired her to support charities

Serena Williams has given a heartfelt account of how she nearly died giving birth to her daughter Olympia. She says the experience inspired her to fundraise for charities supporting mothers who endure difficult childbirth. The 36-year-old won the Australian Open while eight weeks pregnant but she detailed to CNN how she was bedridden for six weeks after Olympia was delivered ...

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Going Underground: Russia 2018 World Cup City Guide Part 2 – Moscow Metro (VIDEO)

RT Sport’s World Cup City Guide Vlog continues to cut through the red tape to bring you authentic content from the city’s streets, squares and stadiums, with the latest vlog installment exploring the Moscow Metro. Danny Armstrong goes underground to get acquainted with the specially designed Russia 2018 metro trains that will shuttle football fans from match to match in ...

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Russian curlers Krushelnitsky and Bryzgalova stripped of Olympic bronze medals – CAS

Published time: 22 Feb, 2018 07:47 Edited time: 22 Feb, 2018 08:03 Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova, representing the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) team, have been stripped of their medals, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reported on Thursday. “(Krushelnitsky) is disqualified from the mixed doubles curling event at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and ...

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'There's no point': Russian curler Krushelnitsky opts against CAS hearing for doping case

Russian Olympic bronze medal curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has decided against the holding of a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing regarding his doping case for meldonium. Krushelnitsky announced in a statement, presented to TASS by the Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) delegation head Stanislav Pozdnyakov, that he believes a hearing would “not make sense”. Read more “I have never ...

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‘Apparently the Russians didn’t like my column’: US critic of Zagitova on RT article

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan has responded to an article that took her undue criticism of teenage Russian skating sensation Alina Zagitova to task. Brennan tweeted “Apparently the Russians didn’t like my column.” On Tuesday, the columnist penned a scathing attack on Zagitova, who she accused of strategically stacking seven jumps in the last two minutes of her routine to ...

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Pain, tears & friendship: Behind-the-scenes look as Medvedeva & Zagitova bid for gold (VIDEO)

As Russian figure skating stars Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva face off for Olympic gold, RT follows the trials and tribulations the pair have experienced together, as well as their enduring friendship. Tensions often run high on the rink, but once off the ice and out of the spotlight, the pair are close friends, giving each other a helping hand ...

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Will Russians be allowed to fly the flag at PyeongChang closing ceremony?

Russian hopes of marching under the national flag at the PyeongChang Games closing ceremony have been revived after International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach met with a senior representative from the country. The vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Igor Levitin, paid a courtesy visit to Bach, with whom he discussed the possibility of reinstating the country’s Olympic ...

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