Sochi http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25881/all en Olympics-Sochi 2014 organisers unveil futuristic Olympic torch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/olympics-sochi-2014-organisers-unveil-futuristic-olympic-torch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gennady Fyodorov</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organisers unveiled a futuristic torch on Monday based on the contrasts of the world's largest country and combining Russian folklore, including a mythical Firebird, with space-age technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/olympics-sochi-2014-organisers-unveil-futuristic-olympic-torch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sochi Sports Winter Olympics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:45:28 +0000 5734161 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Russian Grand Prix to be held in 2014 - Sochi mayor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/motor-racing-russian-grand-prix-be-held-2014-sochi-mayor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The Russian Grand Prix - the country's first Formula One race - will be held in Sochi in November 2014 despite delays in constructing the circuit, the city's mayor said on Friday.</p> <p>"It will be held in November, after the (2014 Winter) Olympics," Anatoly Pakhomov told reporters in Moscow.</p> <p>Last year local media reported, citing sources within the Russian Automobile Federation, that work on the $200-million project had been stopped.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/motor-racing-russian-grand-prix-be-held-2014-sochi-mayor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Formula One Motorsport Sochi Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:00:14 +0000 5739350 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics-Russia to spend more than $50 billion on Sochi by 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/olympics-russia-spend-more-50-billion-sochi-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Russia will spend more than $50 billion on preparation and staging the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said on Friday.</p> <p>As of Jan. 1, 2013, Russia had already spent nearly 1.136 trillion roubles ($37.85 billion), Kozak told reporters following a meeting of the state commission on Sochi in the government headquarters in Moscow.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/olympics-russia-spend-more-50-billion-sochi-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sochi Winter Olympics Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:01:13 +0000 5743280 at http://www.globalpost.com Sochi races to Olympic finish one year before Games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/sochi-races-olympic-finish-one-year-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One year before Russia kicks off the 22nd Winter Olympic Games on February 7, 2014, its host city Sochi is one of the world's biggest construction sites, with works proceeding on schedule but declared a disaster by environmentalists.</p> <p>About 60,000 construction workers are on a 24-hour clock ensuring that new venues and transportation infrastructure are built on time in the city of 400,000 people wedged between the Black Sea and the majestic Caucasus range in southern Russia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/sochi-races-olympic-finish-one-year-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Krasnodar Krai Sochi Sports AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 03:00:37 +0000 5744955 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Russia rejects Sochi workers abuse claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/olympics-russia-rejects-sochi-workers-abuse-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia on Wednesday dismissed a rights watchdog's report that workers building sites for the Winter Olympic Games next year in the resort of Sochi were abused and cheated out of their wages.</p> <p>Human Rights Watch said in a new report that many workers from post-Soviet nations had their passports confiscated and worked 12-hour shifts with few days off as the Kremlin raced to finish Olympic construction with one year to go until the 2014 Games. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/olympics-russia-rejects-sochi-workers-abuse-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Olympic Games Sochi AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:47:05 +0000 5747397 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Putin sacks Russia Olympics Committee deputy chief over Sochi delays: official</p> <p>sjw/yad</p> Sochi AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:31:29 +0000 5748640 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Sochi natives brace for another year of construction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/olympics-sochi-natives-brace-another-year-construction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A year before athletes converge on Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the Russian seaside city remains a vast construction site, with traffic choking the streets and locals bracing for another year of nonstop work to transform their landscape.</p> <p>"Construction is everywhere, it is very stressful," said Sochi native Lidiya Naberezhnaya, who lives in the central part of the Black Sea resort city. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/olympics-sochi-natives-brace-another-year-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Krasnodar Krai Sochi Social Issues Vladimir Putin AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:15:50 +0000 5749665 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Sochi will be ready to host F1 in 2014 - mayor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/formula-one-sochi-will-be-ready-host-f1-2014-mayor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sochi will be ready to stage a leg of the Formula One season in November 2014, Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of Russia's 2014 Winter Olympic host city confirmed on Monday.</p> <p>"After the Olympics, Sochi will host the Formula One race in November," Anatoly Pakhomov told Russia's RIA-Novosti news agency.</p> <p>"The construction of the racing circuit is on schedule," he added.</p> <p>"The Krasnodar region administration do not have the right for any kind of failure in this project as the country's prestige is at stake," he insisted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/formula-one-sochi-will-be-ready-host-f1-2014-mayor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatoly Pakhomov Pakhomov Sochi AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:46:22 +0000 5758824 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights 2200 GMT Feb 21 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/reuters-world-news-highlights-2200-gmt-feb-21 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>PRETORIA - South African police investigating Oscar Pistorius for murder pulled their lead detective off the "Blade Runner" athlete's case on Thursday after it emerged he himself faces attempted murder charges for shooting at a minibus.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>BEIRUT - A car bomb killed more than 50 people and wounded 200 in central Damascus on Thursday when it blew up on a busy highway close to ruling Baath Party offices and the Russian Embassy, state media and activists said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/reuters-world-news-highlights-2200-gmt-feb-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Sochi Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:15:21 +0000 5762720 at http://www.globalpost.com AFPTV Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/afptv-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>We plan to file the following videos on Tuesday. Please check the daily advisories for any additions and amendments.</p> <p>-- TOP WORLD NEWS --</p> <p>+ ITALY</p> <p>ROME: Follow-up to the general election in Italy. RAW. 1000 GMT (vox pops reax + newspapers). Rolling news coverage throughout the day</p> <p>-- OTHER WORLD NEWS --</p> <p>+ EUROPE</p> <p>BERLIN: US Secretary of State John Kerry meets German counterpart Guido Westerwelle. RAW. 1400 GMT</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/afptv-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Greenwich Mean Time Hospitality Law Politics Sochi Social Issues Time in the United Kingdom AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:16:16 +0000 5766371 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Sochi struggling with 'overspending, legacy' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/olympics-sochi-struggling-overspending-legacy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>State overspending on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics amounts to more than half a billion dollars while the government has failed to provide a lasting legacy for sporting venues, according to an official audit report.</p> <p>Russia's federal audit office gave a damning verdict on preparations for the Sochi Games, as well as plans for dealing with the giant venues once the Olympics are over.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/olympics-sochi-struggling-overspending-legacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Krasnodar Krai Sochi Sports Technology AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:01:12 +0000 5782166 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Russia '85 percent done' with Sochi preparations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/olympics-russia-85-percent-done-sochi-preparations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia is 85 percent finished with preparations for the Olympic Games in Sochi next year, a top official said Wednesday as the International Olympic Committee concluded their latest check-up following this winter's test events.</p> <p>"After evaluating the organisational and construction work that has been finished, I would say we have completed that journey by at least 85 percent," Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Wednesday at a press conference in Sochi broadcast on a live webcast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/olympics-russia-85-percent-done-sochi-preparations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Sochi Sports Winter Olympics AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:31:01 +0000 5782279 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Russia to boost Sochi security from June 1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/olympics-russia-boost-sochi-security-june-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia will boost security at 2014 Winter Olympics host Sochi from June 2013, the interior ministry said Tuesday, after the deadly attack on the Boston marathon raised alarm about sports security worldwide.</p> <p>"From June 1, 2013, strengthened security measures will be put in place on the territory of the city of Sochi," it said in a statement, while insisting that security for visitors to Sochi had always been a "priority" for the government.</p> <p>sjw/zak/gd</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Sochi Sports Winter Olympics AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:33:41 +0000 5817355 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Sochi package deals top 15,000-euros - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/olympics-sochi-package-deals-top-15000-euros-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A company specialising in elite travel is offering package deals for the Sochi Winter Olympics for nearly 16,000 euros, according to Russian newspaper Vedomosti, amid concern about sky-rocketing accommodation prices.</p> <p>Jet Set Sports, which advertise ticket and hotel deals, did not publish prices on its website but Vedomosti said the firm was offering a package for 670,000 roubles or 15,700 euros ($20,700).</p> <p>The package is for a week-long stay at a four-star hotel for a couple with daily tickets to the ice skating competition and the closing ceremony.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/olympics-sochi-package-deals-top-15000-euros-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality industry Human Interest Sochi Technology Tourism AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:37:25 +0000 5854296 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Russia sets top three Sochi target http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/olympics-russia-sets-top-three-sochi-target <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia unveiled ambitious plans on Thursday to finish in the top three of the medals table at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi as well as the 2016 Summer and 2018 Winter Games.</p> <p>The sports ministry dug into its Soviet past to come up with a "five-year plan" through to 2018 for achieving Olympic Games excellence.</p> <p>Russia finished a hugely disappointing 11th in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and came in a more encouraging fourth at the summer 2012 event in London.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/olympics-russia-sets-top-three-sochi-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sochi Sports Winter Olympics AFP Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:02:17 +0000 5869261 at http://www.globalpost.com