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March 17, 2014 | By David Wharton
Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who has a lot on his mind these days -- took a few minutes Monday to thank his country's athletes for their dominant performance in the Sochi Paralympics. The Russian team won 30 golds and a total of 80 medals during the two-week competition. The next closest team, Ukraine, had five golds and 25 total. "Thank you very much for the inspiration that you have given millions of people, who are ready to do as you do and not just engage in sport and fitness, but set the highest goals in life," the president was quoted as saying on the Kremlin's website.
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March 17, 2014 | By David Wharton
Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who has a lot on his mind these days -- took a few minutes Monday to thank his country's athletes for their dominant performance in the Sochi Paralympics. The Russian team won 30 golds and a total of 80 medals during the two-week competition. The next closest team, Ukraine, had five golds and 25 total. "Thank you very much for the inspiration that you have given millions of people, who are ready to do as you do and not just engage in sport and fitness, but set the highest goals in life," the president was quoted as saying on the Kremlin's website.
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SPORTS
December 24, 2005 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Mighty Duck backup goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on Friday was named to the Russian national team that will play in the Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. Bryzgalov, 25, joins the Chicago Blackhawks' Nikolai Khabibulin and the San Jose Sharks' Evgeni Nabokov as the goalies for Russia. The 23-player roster is highlighted by rookie sensation Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
More later on the wild happenings of the Russia-U.S. hockey game, seen on NBC Sports Network during the early-morning of the West Coast. But after all the hype - yes, color commentator Ed Olcyk actually said, "The wow is now," before puck-drop and the pregame intro included the line "Some cold wars don't end" - could the game have ended with a better made-for-TV moment? The first U.S.-Russia Olympic game on Russian soil since the iconic Miracle on Ice 34 years before not only went to overtime but to a shootout, that modern, winner-take-all invention that's practically custom-built for the NBC highlight reel.
SCIENCE
February 7, 2004 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
A Russian-American team working at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, has created two new super-heavy elements, with atomic numbers 113 and 115. The team produced only four atoms of the short-lived new elements, enough to claim success but not enough for the finding to become official.
SPORTS
December 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Members of an unofficial Russian team attempting to challenge for the 1992 America's Cup arrived in San Diego, but their boat was awaiting permission to enter the United States.
SPORTS
January 29, 1994 | JULIE CART
The U.S. national soccer team, off to a 1-0-1 start in 1994, will play host to a Russian team of unknown quality tonight at the Kingdome. For the U.S. team, the game will be a chance to simulate conditions for its first World Cup game, June 18 in the Silverdome at Pontiac, Mich. Under different circumstances, the game against Russia would be an opportunity for the Americans to test themselves against a World Cup qualifier. But the Russian team is in disarray because of a player boycott.
SPORTS
December 4, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Matt Martin was 8 when the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team upset the Soviet Union and went on to win the gold medal at Lake Placid, too young to register the details but old enough to know it was significant. "It's exciting to be here in the same place," he said. Martin and Team USA will continue preparing for the 1994 Lillehammer Games today at the Olympic Arena, when they face a Russian team drawn from three clubs in that country's top league.
SPORTS
February 13, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Igor Dmitriev's mood was as dark as his sober wool suit, his face fixed in a frown that transcended the language barrier. "We were lucky," the assistant coach of Russia's Olympic hockey team said through an interpreter after a 5-1 victory over Norway here Saturday. "It was obvious with our defense, because they were not ready for such sharp and speedy moves of the forwards of the Norwegian team."
NEWS
September 20, 2000 | ROBYN NORWOOD
A shorthanded Russian team made the U.S. women's basketball team sweat out a victory today, taking a three-point lead at halftime before the U.S. pulled ahead to win, 88-77, in front of 8,383 at the Dome in Sydney. It was the closest game in the past two Olympics for the Americans, who never trailed at halftime on their way to the gold medal in Atlanta in 1996 and haven't lost in the Olympics since they were beaten by the Unified Team in the semifinals at Barcelona in 1992.
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia -- Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, who made 22 saves against Slovakia to support Team USA's Olympic-tournament-opening victory on Thursday, will start again when the U.S. faces Russia on Saturday in a much-anticipated game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Quick, a man of many saves and few words, took the news from Coach Dan Bylsma with his typical calmness. “Everyone prepares to play and everybody prepares to help the team win games,” he said after Team USA practiced Friday.
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SOCHI, Russia - There were human doves twirling to Tchaikovsky, ballerinas waltzing with Tolstoy, and a prolonged roar for a Russian team wearing the coolest of fur-lined coats. On a chilly night along the shores of the Black Sea, Russia welcomed the world to the Sochi Olympics on Friday with a giant embrace that was equal parts elegant, awkward and Putin. The three-hour opening ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium highlighted the beauty of the Russian culture and strength of the Russian spirit.
SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - The Russians put the first man in space but, strangely, they have no Yuri Gagarin in alpine skiing. The host country for the 2014 Sochi Olympics has, by all accounts, provided a first-track for the alpine events at Rosa Khutor. Men and women are raving about the course set up. Yet, barring some "do you believe in miracles?" upset, Russian skiers will mostly be spectators for the 10 Olympic events. Alpine is one of the premiere events in the Winter Olympics but the Russians just aren't good at it. The former Soviet Union and Russia, combined, have two Olympic alpine medals and both went to women.
SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Philip Hersh
SOCHI, Russia - In October 1939, Winston Churchill tried to fathom this vast and perplexing land. "Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma," he said. Nearly 75 years later, the attempts to explain Russia visually and musically in Friday's opening ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium were a stunning if occasionally confusing collage of images created by a wide gamut of human movement and technological wizardry. How, for instance, does one interpret the Russian team's marching in to about 10 minutes of "Not Gonna Get Us" by t.A.T.u, a Russian female duo some think uses its songs and public actions as a way to show support for the LGBT community?
WORLD
November 8, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- In the wake of a forensics report claiming that Yasser Arafat was killed by radioactive material, the Palestinian committee investigating his death accused Israel on Friday of poisoning the Palestinian leader. Speaking at a news conference in Ramallah about the findings of Swiss and Russian experts who conducted tests on Arafat's remains after exhuming his body last November, Tawfik Tirawi, head of the Palestinian committee, said reports from both groups confirmed that Arafat did not die of old age, illness or natural causes, but that he he was poisoned.
SPORTS
February 6, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Courtney Fortson of the D-Fenders was named to the 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Team. Fortson, a guard who has played in the NBA for the Houston Rockets and Clippers, is averaging 18.4 points, 6.3 assists and 1.8 steals a game. Darius-Johnson Odom is technically leading the D-Fenders in points per game but left the team once the Lakers waived him in early January.  He's since joined Russian team Spartak St. Petersburg. The D-League All-Star Game will be held in Houston at the NBA All-Star Jam Session on Feb. 16. Former Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock was also named to the team.
SPORTS
October 27, 1985 | Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Penguins have scheduled a Jan. 4 exhibition game at the Civic Arena against Moscow Dynamo, one of two Russian squads that will play National Hockey League teams during a 10-game tour of the United States and Canada. To accommodate the exhibition, the Penguins have switched their scheduled Jan. 4 home game against the New York Rangers to Nov. 4. The Penguins were originally scheduled to play the Red Army, the Soviets' top team, on Jan.
SPORTS
February 6, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Courtney Fortson of the D-Fenders was named to the 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Team. Fortson, a guard who has played in the NBA for the Houston Rockets and Clippers, is averaging 18.4 points, 6.3 assists and 1.8 steals a game. Darius-Johnson Odom is technically leading the D-Fenders in points per game but left the team once the Lakers waived him in early January.  He's since joined Russian team Spartak St. Petersburg. The D-League All-Star Game will be held in Houston at the NBA All-Star Jam Session on Feb. 16. Former Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock was also named to the team.
SPORTS
July 31, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
LONDON -- The United States women's gymnastics team built a big early lead on the vault and held it emphatically through three rousing performances on the floor exercise to win its first gymnastics women's team gold medal since 1996. Alexandra Raisman was well into happy tears even before she finished the final exercise of the night, a bouncy routine set to "Hava Nagila" that was awarded a 15.300. The Americans beat the silver medalists from Russia by over five points. Romania was third and the defending gold medalists from China were fourth.
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