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Temperatures rise in Sochi but show goes on SOCHI: Temperatures rose at the winter Olympics in Sochi Tuesday to create "challenging" conditions for competitors but events would be held on schedule, organisers said.There has been considerable concern about the weather for the 2014 Games given that the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi is known for its balmy sub-tropical climate.Temperatures rose Tuesday to 12 degrees Celsius (54 Fahrenheit) at sea level where stadium-based events are held and 5 degrees Celsius (41 Fahrenheit) at the mountain cluster which is hosting the alpine and nordic events"It was freezing overnight, it is a little warm now which is causing one or two problems," said International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams."But it (the events plan) is running to schedule and the FIS (International Ski Federation) are used to this."There is plenty of snow, it is just a little bit warm. The next few days will be a little warm but not unbearable," ...

Women's downhill training cancelled ROSA KHUTOR: The fifth women's downhill training session on Tuesday has been cancelled because of adverse weather conditions, course officials announced.The women have already had four training sessions and also raced the super-combined on Monday, won for a second successive time by Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch.They compete in the downhill proper on Wednesday, when the forecast is for sunshine.Warmer weather and softening snow on Tuesday led to the decision to cancel training.The men's training session will ...
International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India NEW DELHI: The International Olympic Committee Tuesday reinstated India, allowing its athletes to compete under their own flag in Sochi, officials from both sides said."The ban has been lifted. There was an (IOC) executive committee meeting early this morning," Rajeev Mehta, the Indian Olympic Association secretary general, told AFP.An IOC spokesman confirmed the ban had been lifted, adding that India could now compete under its own flag at the Sochi Winter Olympics."The decision means Indian ...
IOC lifts ban on India: official NEW DELHI: India has returned to the Olympic fold after the International Olympic Committee Tuesday lifted a ban on its Olympic association, a top official said."The ban has been lifted. There was an (IOC) executive committee meeting early this morning. The IOC has informed us over the phone that the ban on India has been revoked," Rajeev Mehta, the Indian Olympic Association secretary general, told AFP. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Juan Mata urges Man United to show their character According to English media reports Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata insisted his side should adopt a positive approach and learn from their mistakes.Mata was “frustrated” after United’s victory was held back by a shocking 2-2 draw against Fulham, when Darren Bent 94th-minute equalizer cancelled out goals from Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick.The draw left United nine points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool, ahead to Wednesday’s trip to Arsenal.But Mata, who signed from Chelsea last month ...
Injured US ice hockey manager won't make Sochi trip SOCHI: US Olympic men's ice hockey team general manager David Poile will not travel to Sochi after undergoing surgery for facial injuries suffered when he was hit by a puck last week.The 63-year-old Poile will be replaced in Sochi by acting general manager Ray Shero, USA Hockey said."Disappointing for David and his family and disappointing for us," Shero said.Poile, who is also general manager of the Nashville Predators, needed surgery for damage to an eye ...
Arsenal, United seek solace in Emirates clash LONDON: Both reeling from embarrassing weekend results in the Premier League, Arsenal and Manchester United will each be determined to restore credibility when they meet at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.While Arsenal ceded first place to Chelsea after being blown away in a 5-1 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday, United could only record a 2-2 draw at home to Fulham, who had started the game at the foot of the table.Arsenal's capitulation ended a run ...


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