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Sochi 2014

Warning Russian changes could affect international influence

By Duncan Mackay

February 2 - All eyes will be turning East at the end of his month's Olympics as the Mayor of Sochi receives the Olympic Flag from his Vancouver counterpart  during the Games closing ceremony on February 28 but fears are growing that the build-up to first Winter Games to be held in Russia could be affected by changes at the top of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).

Fedorov revealed by Sochi 2014 as new Ambassador

November 2 - Russian ice hockey superstar Sergey Fedorov (pictured), a three-time world champion and three-time Stanley Cup winner, was today unveiled as a Sochi 2014 Ambassador and will play a key role in promoting sport and healthy lifestyles in Russia and spreading the Olympic and Paralympic values around the world.