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Football: Lokomotiv back on top in Russia

Two-time former champions Lokomotiv Moscow regained the lead in the Russian Premiership following a 3-0 win over 10-man visitors Volga Nizhny Novgorod on Monday. The railway-backed side moved on to 51 points from 24 matches, one point ahead of Zenit St Petersburg. Reigning champions CSKA Moscow sit third on 46 points. Lokomotiv dominated play, pinning Volga back right from the kick-off. Volga were left with an uphill task when Polish full back Piotr Polczak was sent off in the 24th minute for a professional foul on Senegalese striker Dame N'Doye.

Sochi Olympics end with Russia on top of the medal standings

Moscow, Feb 23 (EFE).- Ballet, circus acts and the classics of Russian literature and music were at the heart of Sunday's Sochi Olympics closing ceremony, leaving Russia, which dominated the medals standings, with a sense of accomplishment.

Olympics: Sochi Winter Olympics podiums - collated

Sochi Winter Olympics podiums on Sunday, the final day of the 2014 Games (after three of three gold medal events): MEN ICE HOCKEY Gold: Canada Silver: Sweden Bronze: Finland NORDIC SKIING 50km Gold: Alexander Legkov (RUS) Silver: Maxim Vylegzhanin (RUS) Bronze: Ilia Chernousov (RUS) BOBSLEIGH Four-man Gold: Russia (Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, Alexey Voevoda)

Olympics: Surprising even itself, Russia tops medals table

Russia on Sunday finished the Sochi 2014 Olympics top of the medals table with 13 golds, a result few in the country would have dared predict ahead of the Games. On a glorious final day for the hosts, Russia's cross country skiers led by Alexander Legkov recorded a stunning clean sweep in the blue riband 50km mass start while Alexander Zubkov piloted Russia to gold in the four-man bobsleigh.

Olympics: Who's winning what at the Winter Olympics

Who's winning what at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Sunday, the final day of the Games (after two three gold medal events): MEN Nordic skiing - 50km Russia scored their first ever clean sweep of the podium in the men's 50km cross country race, leaving the home nation certain to top the medals table at the Sochi Olympics. Alexander Legkov won gold in the blue riband distance in 1hr 46min 55.2sec, a fraction of a second ahead of his teammates Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilia Chernousov who took silver and bronze.

Olympics: Sochi schedule

Winter Olympics schedule for Sunday, the final day of the 2014 Games (times GMT): * -- MEDAL EVENTS SUNDAY (THREE GOLD MEDALS) * 07h00-09h55 - Nordic Skiing - 50km M - (Laura) * 09h30-12h05 - Bobsleigh - four-man - Runs 3 and 4 - FINAL (Sanki sliding centre) * 12h00-14h30 - Ice Hockey M - FINAL - Sweden v Canada (Bolshoi Ice Palace) 16h00-18h30 - Closing ceremony (Fisht Olympic stadium) afp

Olympics: Proud Russia hails 'super-sensation' Sotnikova

Russia on Friday hailed Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater Adelina Sotnikova as a "super-sensation" who had saved the country's pride after the disastrous performance of its ice hockey team at the Sochi Games. Sotnikova, 17, won Russia's first ever women's Olympic figure skating gold Thursday, edging defending champion Kim Yu-Na of South Korea into second place. The Russian press praised Sotnikova for an almost flawless performance and refused to be drawn into any controversy over the judging on home ice, saying the victory was fully merited.

Olympics: Davis, White dance to gold as Jamaica fizzle out

Meryl Davis and Charlie White claimed America's first Olympic figure skating ice dance gold with a world record performance Monday but Jamaica's heart-warming run to Russia suffered a predictably sobering end. Vancouver silver medallists Davis and White led all the way to seal the title by 4.53 points ahead of reigning champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. Russia's Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov won bronze.

Olympics: Sochi Winter Olympics podiums - collated

Sochi Winter Olympics podiums on Monday (after five of five gold medal events): MEN/WOMEN FIGURE SKATING Ice dancing Gold: United States (Meryl Davis, Charlie White) Silver: Canada (Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir) Bronze: Russia (Elena Ilinykh, Nikita Katsalapov) MEN Ski jumping - teams Gold: Germany (Wank, Kraus, Wellinger, Freund) Silver: Austria (Hayboeck, Morgenstern, Diethart, Schlierenzauer) Bronze: Japan (Shimizu, Takeuchi, Ito, Kasai) BOBSLEIGH Two-man

Olympics: Russia mourns 'tragedy' of Plushenko exit

Russia on Friday mourned the "tragedy" of Yevgeny Plushenko's dramatic retirement from the Olympic men's figure skating competition, which prompted him to call time on his illustrious career. Russian media and officials were unanimous in expressing sympathy for the 31-year-old, who took to the ice to skate in the men's short programme but injured his back in the warm-up.
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