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Expecting more

Expecting more

The first games of the World Cup in South Africa have disappointed those who expected to see top quality football

Football associations of Russia and Iran sign cooperation agreement

The governing bodies of the football associations of Russia and Iran have ratified a treaty on cooperation in various spheres, RIA Novosti reports. The treaty was signed at a session of FIFA in Johannesburg (SAR).

Sochi Olympic mascot to appear in 2011

The mascot of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi will appear threeyears ahead of the event, a departure from previous Games, thepresident of 'Sochi-2014' Organization Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko,said, Interfax reports.The committee clarified that they will start developing the mascotthis autumn and it will be presented in 2011.

England#039s favourite linesman

England's favourite linesman

Tofik Bakhramov. This man is well-known in the country considered to be the home of the most loved game in the world - football.

Football rebellion

The Sport-Express daily says that some First Division clubs are in favor of a withdrawal from the Professional Football League (PFL).

Football rebellion

Football rebellion

The Sport-Express daily says that some First Division clubs are in favor of a withdrawal from the Professional Football League (PFL)

Armenia wins the Europe armwrestling championship

Vladimir Mnatsakanyan (70 kg, right arm) has won the European armwrestling championship, which took place in the town of Mytishchi in the Moscow district from May 31st - June 6th, News Armenia reports. About 600 athletes from 22 countries participated in the championship.

Jacques Rogge visits Olympic construction in Sochi

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has met with the head of theOlympic Committee Jacques Rogge in Sochi. Before the meeting, Roggemade a symbolical contribution to the construction of the Olympic icerink, Interfax reports.A committee spokesperson noted "the ice rink consists of temporarystructures and can be easily transported to any other region as asymbol and heritage of the 2014 Winter Olympics".Rogge expressed confidence that the high level of Russian government

Vitaly Petrov in Turkish Grand Prix final

The Russian driver of the Renault team, Vitaly Petrov, who debuted in Formula One racing in 2010, has broken through to the final of qualification for the first time in his career, coming in 9th. Australian driver Mark Webber will start in pole position in the Turkish Grand prix race - the 7th stage of the Formula One World championship, RIA Novosti reports.

Baseball to be played in Georgia

Baseball to be played in Georgia

Georgia may soon see a new sports boom.

Rahim Chahkiev: Did you ever want to hang up your gloves

Rahim Chahkiev: "Did you ever want to hang up your gloves"

Our VK correspondent had a conversation with the Beijing Olympic Champion in boxing, Rahim Chahkiev, who recently arrived in Ingushetia to have some rest between hard matches.- Rahim, recently you won your fifth prize-fight against professional Slovak boxer Slavomir Selitskii, scoring a knockout in the second minute of the first round. Do you know that Ingushetia roots for you?- Thank you. The support of my compatriots is very important to me.

Deputy premier Zhukov elected president of Russian Olympic Committee

Deputy premier Zhukov elected president of Russian Olympic Committee

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov was elected the new president of the Olympic committee of Russia on Thursday, RIA Novosti reports. Zhukov was the only candidate and got 204 out of 213 votes. He the committee would strive to achieve "maximum results at the London Olympics and then win in the Olympics in Sochi." He also said the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics would "open a new chapter in the Olympic movement and sport in Russia."

Waiting for Sochi. Part 1.

Waiting for Sochi. Part 1.

Three and half years until the Olympics in Sochi, the mood of officials is gradually becoming “perturbed”.

Mair Mamedov: “Judith Polgar will become the special highlight of the President’s Cup”

Mair Mamedov: “Judith Polgar will become the special highlight of the President’s Cup”

The Vice-President of the Azerbaijani Chess Federation talks about thespecifics of a traditional tournament, gathering world renowned chessgrandmasters.The Baku President’s Cup started on April 29th, gathering manywell-known chess grandmasters, like ex-champion of the world VladimirKramnik, who could be called the star of the start of the tournament.The tournament involves speed and blitz matches. Before the start ofthe tournament, Vice-President of the Azerbaijani Chess Federation

Sochi-2014 project goes according to schedule

Construction of Olympic facilities in Sochi will be completed on time,Vice-Premier Dmitry Kozak has told the Federation Council. He noted,that it is important that the facilities be used in the future,ITAR-TASS reports.According to state estimates, the facilities in Sochi will need 100thousand staff, half of them working on a permanent basis.However, Kozak admitted that adjustments are needed in the budget. Sofar he can’t give exact figures for future expenses in 2010.

Juan Antonio Samaranch passes away

The lifelong honorary president of the International Olympic

Azerbaijan won two more gold medals in European Chionship in Baku

Azerbaijan won two more gold medals in European Championship in Baku

Today the third European Wrestling Championship day passed in the Sport-Concert complex named after Aliyev, where women will start competing.

Russian and Azerbaijani wrestles won all gold of the European Chionship

Russian and Azerbaijani wrestles won all gold of the European Championship

From the April 13th till 18th, the Senior European Championships of Wrestling are taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan. At the end of the first day, the organizing country won two gold medals (55kg, 66kg) and a silver one (84kg). The two other gold medals won by the Russian team (84kg, 120kg). FILA has declared two Azerbaijani gold winners - Magomedov Makhmud and Hasanov Jabrayil to be best wrestlers of the day.

Khetag Gaziumov brings Azerbaijan the third gold medal from EC in Baku

An Azerbaijan wrestler in the 96 kg weight category Khetag Gaziumov became the Champion of Europe, beating a Georgian wrestler Georgy Gogshelidze in the final scoring 2:0, 1:0, keeping his European Champion title, Trend reports.The member of Azerbaijan National Wrestling Team was wrestling with Poland’s Radoslav Baran in the quarter-final (7:0, 1:0) and Belarus’s Alexey Dubko in the semi-final (4:0, 1:0). Gaziumov is also recipient of last year’s World Cup gold medal. Today results of European free-style wrestling results were summarized.

60 billion roubles to be spent this year on Sochi Olympic facilities

Russian Premier Vladimir Putin within the call-in show with members of the International Olympic Committee, who are in Sochi, said that works constructing Sochi Olympic facilities is going according to schedule, in 2010 federal and private sources will provide 60 billion roubles, RIA Novosti reports.“In 2010 the federal budget spent 29.7 billion roubles. Private sectors will provide 29.1 billion”, - Putin said. “In general, the work is going according to schedule. We provide financial resources fully. There are no delays”, - he added.