Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova was in "grave but stable" condition Sunday after surgery on her fractured spine and was airlifted out of Sochi to a clinic in Germany for further treatment, Russian officials said.
Quick kisses exchanged by four Russian female sprinters, exuberant after winning a relay race at the world championships in Moscow, have set off a flurry of speculation that they were protesting Russia's new controversial law against gays.
The Interfax news agency says the former Russian Olympic official who was forced to quit in a scandal over preparations for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games has been diagnosed with high levels of arsenic in his blood.
Slashing to the rim, blocking shots and getting out in transition in Russia's first game of the Olympics, Andrei Kirilenko looked every bit the all-around force he was as a young man with the Utah Jazz.
Clearly perturbed by Russia coach David Blatt's comment that the Soviet Union was the rightful winner of the gold-medal game at the 1972 Munich Olympics, coach Mike Krzyzewski launched his own counterattack Wednesday.