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2014 Sochi Olympics: So Far, Empty Seats Abound

Wall Street Journal - 06 Feb 2014
SOCHI, Russia—Inhospitable hotels were the big headache of the 2014 Sochi Olympics preshow. After the first day of full competition, it looks like empty seats could become the problem child of the Games themselves. A few events played to virtual ...

Blog: Sochi loved Cameroon despite falling to Germany

Goal.com - 26 Jun 2017
Cameroon were the home fans' favourites in Sunday's final Group B game of the Confederations Cup in Sochi. Even though Germany won 3-1, the Indomitable Lions were continuously cheered to the end in a game where they were reduced to 10 men in the ...

FIFA president praises Sochi's Fisht Stadium

TASS - 20 Jun 2017
SOCHI, June 20. /TASS/. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has been impressed by the Fisht Stadium in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, head of the Russia-2018 Organizing Committee's department of site preparations and event management Andrei ...

Flights to Sochi on Boeing 747

eTurboNews - 26 Jun 2017
Flight 5645 departs from Novosibirsk to Sochi at 17:15, local time. On June 5, 2017, the flight was performed on Boeing 747-400 (El-XLD) wrapped in specially developed tiger print. The nose of the aircraft is decorated with an ornament of Siberian ...

Sochi bachelor Tucker West not embarrassed by matchmaking father

NBC Olympics - 18 Jun 2017
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A cell phone vibrating uncontrollably disturbed Tucker West's concentration as he stood atop the Sochi Olympic luge track. He quickly checked his notifications, despite being just 10 minutes away from his first run. Shocked by the ...

Disentangling the Ups & Downs of Russia's Military-Industrial Complex

The National Interest Online (blog) - 27 Jun 2017
From May 16-19, President Vladimir Putin sat through the now-traditional Sochi meetings tackling the main issues and advances of Russia's military-industrial complex. Now in their ninth installment, the meetings have been organized twice a year – in ...

Opinion: 'Blackface' at Sochi Carnival is a teachable moment

CNN - 02 Jun 2017
Unlike the nearby state capital, Krasnodar, where there are several universities with African students, in Sochi Africans are a rarity. I am regularly stopped on the street by strangers for photos. However, I was surprised to see three men in blackface ...

FIFA says blackface in Sochi parade was 'inappropriate'

SFGate - 31 May 2017
MOSCOW (AP) — It was "inappropriate" for people in blackface apparently representing Cameroon's national soccer team to march in a parade in Sochi, FIFA said Wednesday. Two people in blackface wearing African clothing and carrying bananas marched ...

Blog: Mexico fans bring colour to Sochi

Goal.com - 21 Jun 2017
Colour and zest - it was what Sochi had been missing since the Confederations Cup kicked off over the weekend and the fans of Mexico brought it in abundance on Wednesday ahead of their game with New Zealand. El Tri supporters were to be seen around ...

Socceroos puzzled by slow Sochi start

The West Australian - 19 Jun 2017
Socceroos puzzled by slow Sochi start. Ben McKay. Monday, 19 June 2017 3:16PM. Coach Ange Postecoglou will mount an inquiry into the Socceroos Confederations Cup loss to Germany. Was it nerves? Too much respect for the world champions?

Blog: Sochi ready to host Cameroon

Goal.com - 12 Jun 2017
It is summer time, the sky is clear and the beautiful stone beaches of Sochi are packed full with tourists taking a dip in the warm waters of the Black Sea. This city bordered by the Caucasian Mountains has been referred to by many as the Russian ...

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