Russia declares official mascots for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi amid complaints of fraud and vote-rigging

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Russia finally revealed its mascots for the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday in a controversial announcement that caused charges of plagiarism and claims that Prime Minster Vladimir used strongman tactics to get his favorite among the winners.

The three chosen mascots were a grinning polar bear, a cuddly hare and a snowboarding leopard. These   were selected during a live broadcast on Russia's main television station, Channel One.


Russian president not happy with result of Sochi mascot vote

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The organizers of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics  figured the decision would satisfy almost everyone when they picked three mascots for the games.

Now, it appears that they pleased almost no one.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 March 2011 07:17

Investors worried over changes on Sochi 2014

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The sudden resignation of Russia’s fourth Olympic construction chief in three years has triggered investor concerns regarding swirling corruption and chaos at Olimpstroi, the state corporation responsible for preparing Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 February 2011 13:00

Russian Railways spent $153m into Sochi for airport railroad in 2010

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Interregional rail operator North-Caucasus Railways reportedly spent $153m in building the rail road Sochi – Adler – Sochi Airport in 2010.

Currently, the transportation between Adler train station and Sochi airport is only possible by car or bus.

The railroad is scheduled to start operating in December 2011.

North-Caucasus Railways is a part of national rail operator Russian Railways.


Sochi transport workers to greet visitors in English

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By 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, public transport drivers in Sochi will declare the names of bus stops equally in Russian and English .


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