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For Sochi Games, Russians Trade Dour for Dazzling

New York Times - 07 Feb 2014
SOCHI, Russia — From a distance, it looks like a fluorescent oil slick, or a painting by a guy on a mood-lifting tab of acid, or an accident involving every fruit flavor of Dunkin' Donuts Coolattas. But visitors here need not settle for a distant look ...
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Sochi club withdraws from league in blow to World Cup plans

WTOP - 23 Jun 2017
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Russian city of Sochi's only professional soccer club says it is withdrawing from the league, in a move which calls World Cup legacy plans into question. FC Sochi says in a website statement that it's “taking a break” to ...
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No racism in Sochi, mayor insists after racism row at parade

New York Daily News - 20 Jun 2017
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The mayor of the Russian city of Sochi's has promised football fans there is no racism in the 2018 World Cup host city after FIFA denounced a parade featuring people in blackface. The procession in the Black Sea resort featured ...
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FIFA takes no further action on Mexico-New Zealand clashes

Daily Mail - 23 Jun 2017
New Zealand's Tommy Smith, left, faces Mexico's Marco Fabian during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis).
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Russia's Rosneft works on new strategy, plans to hike dividends

Reuters - 22 Jun 2017
SOCHI, Russia Igor Sechin, the head of Russia's state-controlled and largest oil producer Rosneft, said on Thursday the company was working on a new strategy to counter the challenges of the global oil market and planned to pay higher 2017 dividends.
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Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russia

The Courier-Express - 23 Jun 2017
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio celebrates during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Mexico won 2-1. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner).
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US natgas futures slip to 15-week low on mild weather forecasts

Times of India - 21 Jun 2017
(Adds closing prices, quote) June 21 (Reuters) - U.S. natural gas futures dipped to a 15-week low on Wednesday amid forecasts for more mild weather next week that is expected to reduce cooling demand. Tropical Storm Cindy is likely to hit the U.S. Gulf ...
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Germany's inexperience highlighted while beating Australia

News 12 Long Island - 19 Jun 2017
(AP Photo/Sergei Grits). Germany's Leon Goretzka is congratulated by teammates after he scored his side's third goal during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Australia and Germany, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Monday, June ...
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Russia skiers stay suspended awaiting Sochi Olympic doping cases

The Indian Express - 29 May 2017
Six Russian cross-country skiers will stay suspended until an IOC panel judges if they were part of a state-backed doping conspiracy at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the Olympic commission – chaired by International ...
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Geiger, Marrufo, Villarreal picked as Gold Cup referees

Idaho Statesman - 22 Jun 2017
Australia's Tomi Juric, front, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal as German players argue with referee Mark Geiger during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Australia and Germany, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, ...
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Germany team to wear black armbands in Helmut Kohl tribute

The Seattle Times - 17 Jun 2017
FILE – In this Feb. 20, 1990 file photo the West-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is framed by German flags as he waves to spectators during a campaign rally in Erfurt, then still GDR. Helmut Kohl died June 16, 2017. (Heinz Wieseler/dpa via AP) ...
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Germany, Chile set for heavyweight Confederations Cup clash

World Soccer Talk - 21 Jun 2017
Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Germany and Chile clash for control of Group B at the Confederations Cup on Thursday with die Mannschaft's head coach Joachim Loew talking up the south American champions. “They have shown in the past few years that they ...

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