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Tkachyov guarantees security at Sochi Games

The governor of Krasnodar Territory, Alexander Tkachyov, says security at the coming 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi is guaranteed. The remarks were made today at a meeting hosted by the Presidential Envoy to the Southern Federal District, Vladimir Ustinov.

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Gadzhi Gadzhiev: Anzhi FC is capable of defeating Genk

Genk FC is a strong team, but Anzhi is capable of defeating it and entering the next round of the Europa League, the head coach of the Makhachkala football club Gadzhi Gadzhiev said. As previously reported by Vestnik Kavkaza, it has been decided today in Nyon, Switzerland that Anzhi will play Genk FC in the round of 16.

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Zenit to play vs. Borussia Dortmund

The Zenit FC will play vs. the Borussia Dortmund FC in Nyon (Switzerland) in the 1/8 of final of the UEFA Champions League today.The Galatasaray FC (Turkey) will play vs. Chelsea FC (England), Manchester City FC vs. Barcelona FC, Olympiacos FC vs. Manchester United FC, Milan FC vs. Atletico Madrid FC, Bayer FC vs. PSG FC, Schalke-04 FC vs. Real Madrid FC, Arsenal FC vs. Bayern Munich FC.The first matches of the 1/8 of final will take place on February 18-19 and 25-26, return matches on March 11-12 and 18-19.

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Russian Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy has visited Sochi and checked readiness of local police officers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2014, Yuga.ru reports.The deputy minister talked with heads of police groups of the …

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The World Cup 2018: how to prevent fans' disruptive behaviour

A round-table discussion "World Cup 2018: Football and fanaticism. How to defeat fans' aggression?" took place at the Independent Press Service. Well-known journalists, football players, sporting experts, representatives of fans and developers of the new law on fans gathered to develop a united complex of measures on the struggle against disruptive behavior and nationalism without a decrease of the number of fans at stadiums.

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Azerbaijani skaters win silver at 26th Winter Universiade

An Azerbaijani figure skating duet Julia Zlobina and Alexei Sitnikov have gained 142.66 points at the 26th Winter Universiade held in the Italian city of Trento and won a silver medal. The duet will feature at the European Championship, which will be held in Budapest and at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. Russians won the bronze medal and the French gold medal at the championship.

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Football players in Caucasus grow like roses

Football is one of the areas in which the innate talent of the Caucasian youth reveals itself, and today the Caucasus demonstrates great football, the head of the All-Russian Football Federation, Anzor Kavazishvili, told Vestnik Kavkaza. "You know that Caucasian boys mature faster... At a young age a lot of boys are talented players of various sports schools. But it does not lead to any further development unfortunately," Kavazishvili complained.Kavazishvili said that football in Russia is affected by transfers of foreign players. "It is bad for our Russian guys, who don't get a chance to play. If we do not involve our children, especially those in the Caucasus who grow like roses and need to be nurtured, educated and included in line-ups, then nothing is going to work," Kavazishvili said.Football is one of the areas in which the innate talent of the Caucasian youth reveals itself, and today the Caucasus demonstrates great football, the head of the All-Russian Football Federation, Anzor Kavazishvili, told Vestnik Kavkaza.

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Georgia youth team not able to come to Commonwealth Cup in Russia

The Georgian youth football team will not be able to come to the Commonwealth Cup in Russia, the President of the Football Federation of Georgia Zviad Sichinava said. He said that at the time of the Commonwealth Cup the majority of football clubs have Premier League trainings and therefore are reluctant to let their players leave for a championship.

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Rubin and Anzhi progress in UEFA Europa League

The Group stage of the UEFA Europa League ended yesterday.Russia's Kuban and Spanish side Valencia drew 1:1. The result was not enough for Kuban to make the next round.Kazan's Rubin FC beat Zulte Waregem FC 2:0 in Brussels and will now go …

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Zenit loses but progress to Champions League play-off

The group stage of the UEFA Champions League ended yesterday. Austria Vienna beat Zenit FC 4-1, although the Russian team become the only side to reach play off with only 6 points, Sport-Express reports.Galatasaray replayed their match with …

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US President Barack Obama will send a delegation to the opening and closing of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games of Sochi, US Ambassador Michael McFaul said, RIA Novosti reports.Obama’s wife Michelle headed the US delegation at the opening of the London Games of 2012.

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Kazakh Olympians protected from evil spirits

The authors of the uniform design for the team of Kazakhstan at the Olympics in Sochi have provided protection from evil spirits. To this end, they have included elements of petroglyphs in its design: a traditional Kazakh ornament, the image of a Golden Man, shanyrak and tumar – symbol of nomads, a talisman that protects its bearer from the evil eye and diseases. According to the designers, this will eliminate the possibility of the influence of evil forces on the results of the athletes. 

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Cultural program of Sochi Olympics to be free

The Sochi-2014 Organizing Committee has presented the cultural program of the Winter Olympic Games. Guests will witness over 500 hours of performances of the best Russian music and dance groups, Yuga.ru reports.Over 3 million watched the …

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Russian football officials comment on law on fans

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the bill on fans in July 2013.Yevgeny Lovchev, a football player and an observer of the Sovetsky Sport paper, emphasized that the consolidation of fans in the 1970s had forced governments to make laws …

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