Winter Olympics

Farmers swap sheep for skis

They’re having to learn new skills to provide support at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

American teen Kim melts hearts with tearful snowboarding gold

The 17-year-old, who has melted the hearts of home fans in Pyeongchang, justified her status as the hot favourite with an eye-popping top score

Sister act: Kim Yo Jong visit dominates South Korea headlines

Educated in Switzerland like her brother, Kim Yo Jong has risen rapidly up the ranks since he inherited power from their father Kim Jong Il.

Angry snowboarders hit out at ‘dangerous’ Olympic final

None of the snowboarders suffered major injury, but the IOC and International Ski Federation faced questions as to why the final was not shelved.

Winter Games marred by doping cloud

With its lengthy history of drug cheats, the Winter Olympics is working hard to clean up its act

Sochi Olympics: What to look out for as speedskating starts

From medal threat Charles Hamelin to Russia's Viktor Ahn enjoying home-ice advantage, here are five things to watch for during speedskating.

Sochi Olympics kick off with a glitch before fairy tale show

One Olympic ring failed to unfurl but President Vladmir Putin nonetheless declared Russia's Winter Games open under a burst of fireworks.

Sochi Games: Putin’s project of personal importance

As the Winter Olympics begin, Russia's President Vladimir Putin hopes that a successful event will enhance the country's international reputation.

Sochi Olympic flame lit after world’s longest relay

The Olympic flame has reached Sochi, following a 65 000km route, the longest in the history of the Games.

Russia expels US journalist critical of Putin

Russia has barred a US journalist who is critical of President Vladimir Putin for five years, saying he violated his visa regulations.

Suicide bomber kills at least 13 at Russian train station

President Vladimir Putin has ordered tighter security from law enforcement agencies after a second bomb exploded in the country in just three days.

SA should pull out of Winter Olympics in Russia

The world should not let Russia get away with its brazenly abusive stance on homosexual people, writes Andrew Verrijdt.

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Conferences connect people to ideas

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