Ukraine will compete at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games in Russia in order to promote peace between the two nations, the head of its Paralympic Committee said, although only one of the country's athletes attended Friday's opening ceremony.
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remains in a medically induced coma, according to his agent, while one of his former teammates is "praying" for his recovery.
Russia's stand off with Ukraine might be spilling over into the sporting arena with the idea floated for Fabio Capello's team to be barred from contesting June's World Cup, but the UEFA president believes this would be a travesty for the players who worked so hard to qualify for the finals in Brazil.
The pink box was delivered to the press area.
How do you follow a phenomenon like Frankel?
The "fastest man in rugby" is to remain in the sport after resisting overtures from a major National Football League (NFL) team to sign for British team Glasgow Warriors.
As the Ukraine players stood silent on the football field in Larnaca, Cyprus, they could be forgiven for allowing their minds to wander.
Many have matched his size, some his speed, but no-one ever combined the two to such devastating effect on a rugby field as Jonah Lomu.
There are not many Bond villains who survive to tell the tale of their encounter with 007.
Winning the Tour de France may be one of sport's toughest challenges, but 2013 winner Chris Froome says cyclists have an equally arduous task.
Graeme Smith has led South Africa to the top of the rankings, but Monday he made the shock announcement he would quit international cricket at the completion of their current Test match against Australia in Cape Town.
An UK betting firm has sparked outrage with a controversial advert which offers punters money back if Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murder.
He was the so-called "Fastest Man on No Legs," and his inspiring story captured the imagination of the world at the London Olympics. Now, as the cameras pan once again towards Oscar Pistorius, he is playing the lead role in a more tragic tale that began in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.
When Jason Collins pulls on his No. 98 Brooklyn Nets jersey, he's not just representing a basketball team.
The Dalai Lama bows in deference to the great man. He's joined by 20 other Dalai Lamas, assorted superheroes and a young woman dressed as a fish tank.
Sir Richard Branson has opened up his private Caribbean Island for a new book by celebrity and fashion photographer, Russell James.
Here's background information about the 2014 Sochi, Russia, Winter Olympics. This is the 22nd Winter Olympics. The games are held February 7-23, 2014. The Paralympic Games will be held March 7-16, 2014.
It's like an imaginary movie momentarily on pause. Under a reddened English summer afternoon sky, taking center stage is Estimate, the royal horse that romped to victory at last year's Ascot Gold Cup.
It took him two hours and nine minutes, but Roger Federer eventually saw off the challenge of world No. 48 Radek Stepanek to reach the third round of the Dubai Duty Free Championship.
When Karl-Heinz Rummenigge speaks, you listen.
Imagine hurtling down a mountain at 60 miles an hour. Now imagine doing it virtually blind.
The life of rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen is the stuff films are made of -- literally.
NBA official: The No. 98 Brooklyn Nets uniform of Jason Collins -- the first openly gay player in the four major U.S. sports -- is the top-seller on NBA.com.
One of the world's most successful horse racing operations has undergone a major reshuffle in an attempt to close the stable door on a damaging doping scandal.
Television viewers around the world were treated to the grudge match of the Winter Olympics as the U.S. edged Russia in a thrilling ice hockey pool match in Sochi this month.
In European soccer, the punishment for racially abusing an opponent is a 10-match ban. In American football, the same offense could result in losing 15 yards.
The threat of terrorism, the potential for protest, shoddy accommodation and even a lack of snow.
The Winter Olympics' motto was " Hot. Cool. Yours."
Vladimir Putin is leaving Sochi with a smile on his face -- but per capita, Russia didn't even figure in the top 10 medal winners.
Olympiads often come with their fair share of controversy, and the Russian city of Sochi -- the host for the 22nd Winter Games -- drew more than its fair share.
Rafael Nadal is known as an iron man on the tennis tour but even he gets tired.
The closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday night took viewers through what organizers called an artistic look at Russian culture before International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach closed what he called the "Athletes' Games."
An important point to note about the next Winter Olympic Games venue: it should not be confused with Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.
15 most memorable moments of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Critics say it would have been cheaper to coat this Russian road with caviar but will the route made for the Sochi Games reap long-term rewards?
When the Winter Olympics roll around, Canadians pretty much always expect the national hockey team to win gold.
It was the next-to-the-last day of the Sochi Games, so athletes fought hard Saturday for the remaining medals of the Olympics.
It's been a tough last few days for U.S. hockey at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The U.S. men's hockey team lost any dream of an Olympic medal when Finland crushed them 5-0 in the consolation game for the bronze medal in the Sochi Games.
Will the second-to-the-last day of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, be full of surprises or more of the same?
Let's be honest, there is a lot more than a shot at an Olympic medal riding on the outcome of an event at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Don't believe that? Read on.
Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova's win over South Korean Yuna Kim in Olympic figure skating is causing controversy.
It was a golden moment in a depressingly bleak week.
Canada beats the United States 1-0 in their Olympic men's hockey semifinal game.
Ever wanted your own island? This one is a veritable bargain if you have a spare $2.5 million in the bank.
Tragedy has struck ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Games with the death of Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson following a heart attack.
With the Olympics coming to an end, hockey narrows its field and an American tries to beat her mentors.
Controversy in figure skating? What took so long? And Canada and the U.S. play to a familiar result in hockey.
There was heartbreak for the U.S. women's ice hockey team as Canada snatched a dramatic 3-2 victory in overtime of the Olympic final at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Thursday.
The violence and bloodshed on the streets of Kiev has left Ukraine on the "brink of catastrophe," according to one of the nation's most famous sons.
The summit of the Hahnenkamm looms large over the Austrian ski resort of Kitzbuhel, more than 1,700 meters above sea level.
It was the holy grail -- the gold medal that President Vladimir Putin and his fellow Russians had dreamed of.
All eyes will be on the figure skating rink (and the judges panel), and it's Round 2 for Canada and the United States in this women's hockey tournament.
5 favorite moments from Wednesday at the Sochi Olympics
Can anyone stop Bayern Munich?
Jana Pittman was the woman to beat in track and field's 400-meter hurdles for nearly a decade, only to suffer crushing disappointment as a string of injuries wrecked her chances of Olympic gold.
Bode Miller may have ended up in tears, but he's not upset with the reporter who pushed him to that point.
If timing is key for musical maestros, Vanessa Mae found out the hard way on the Sochi slopes that the same is true of Winter Olympians.
U.S. skier Ted Ligety became the first American to win a gold medal in Olympic men's giant slalom.
Let's see, seven-plus hours of hockey ahead, the start of the women's figure skating competition and one multi-sport Olympian is close to standing alone.
Sochi Olympics highlights include a U.S. win for the first men's halfpipe ski gold medal and biathlon photo finish.
It's becoming a familiar routine.
The golden boy of Russian Winter Olympic sports Evgeni Plushenko is at the center of a whodunnit mystery in Sochi.
Our five favorite moments from Monday at the Sochi Olympics.
It's like motor racing on water -- deafening music blares out in the countdown to races, and fans flock to the water's edge. Welcome to the Extreme Sailing Series, extreme by name and extreme by nature.
"This one is for you," says Yana Romanova, the photo manager at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center.
Snowboard cross is NASCAR on the white stuff; the Dutch seem likely for another podium sweep in speed skating.
The United States finally claimed a gold medal in figure skating ice dance as Meryl Davis and Charlie White produced a stunning world record display in Sochi on the tenth day of action.
We're in the home stretch of the Sochi Winter Olympics, with the final week of competition under way.
He is one of the greatest skiers of all time, the winner of every major prize on offer, but when Alberto Tomba looks back on his legendary career he feels a pang of regret.
It was a weekend packed with drama and record-setting scores in Sochi. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
Bode Miller became the oldest man to win an Olympic alpine skiing medal Sunday but the 36-year-old American could not prevent Norway's Kjetil Jansrud from taking a surprise gold in the super-G at Sochi.
It wasn't exactly the Miracle on Ice but the U.S. pulled off a minor upset when it controversially beat Russia 3-2 in a nail-biting penalty shootout that highlighted Day Eight at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
That's what a number of athletes at the Winter Games in Sochi will face Sunday when they compete in the Super-G, snowboard cross and speed skating.
It was a record some thought would never be broken: Sergey Bubka's mark in the pole vault.
Let's get down to business on the five highlights of Saturday's Sochi Olympics -- with coast-to-coast agreement on the best story of the day: Hockey.
Seven gold medals will be at stake Saturday in Sochi, Russia, giving scores of Olympic athletes another shot at history.
From a Japanese men's figure skating gold to a British woman's win in skeleton to Putin's visit to the USA House, there was plenty to talk about Friday in Sochi.
Last year he shocked South Africa's Oscar Pistorius to win over 200m at the Paralympics and Sunday Brazil's Alan Oliveira returned to London's Olympic Stadium to prove he is the fastest amputee sprinter in the world.
A day after setting a world record, South African double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius will go for gold on Sunday at the Paralympics.
Japanese teenager Yuzuku Hanyu survived two falls to emerge on top of a tense and error-ridden finale to the men's figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics in Sochi Friday.
In 1973, a group of intrepid explorers navigated around sharks and storms to cross the Pacific in a hand-made raft.
It's Valentine's Day, and the Olympic village is in the mood -- at least that's the story according to one champion athlete at this month's Games.
"The Russians have a PR problem, that's the way I see it. The facilities and the weather are great here but they have real trouble telling their story."
The 22nd Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia, on Friday. Here's a look at some key facts and figures related to the Games.
Welcome to the new cool. The dreadlocks. The headphones. The beats. The fist-bumping.
Minus Evgeni Plushenko, the men go for figure skating glory, Bode Miller and Ted Ligety carry U.S. hopes in the super combined, and Russia and the U.S. meet.
U.S. slopestyle skiers made history, and figure skating has one very interesting day.
Like most skiers in Sochi, Jacky Chamoun had hoped to cause a stir on the slopes rather than off them.
Joss Christensen led a U.S. clean sweep in freestyle skiing slopestyle in Sochi Thursday before paying an emotional tribute to his father who died last year.
It's been a long time coming. A very long time. But S'manga Khumalo is proving that black jockeys can hold the whip hand in South Africa.
The United States is hopeful it will be a big day on the ice and ski slope, luge fans get an added treat and the male figure skaters show off their short programs.
We interrupt life in the United States, where many people are enduring snow and ice and freezing temps, to bring you highlights from Sochi.
Amid security anxieties, indignation over Russian politics, the furore over unfinished media accommodation and astronomic costs, one key component of the Winter Olympics has been all but forgotten: the thousands of athletes streaming into Sochi.
Kaitlyn Farrington made up for Shaun White's slip up in the men's halfpipe taking gold for the U.S. in the women's final at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Wednesday.
Kaitlyn Farrington of the United States won the women's snowboard halfpipe gold medal Wednesday.
They're the golden girls of downhill skiing -- but neither Dominique Gisin nor Tina Maze could hide their surprise after making Olympic history in Sochi.