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Winter Olympics ‘Legacy Camps’ await medal-less Russian athletes

Undecorated Russian competitors are to get a second chance at snow-based activities in ‘Olympic Legacy Camps’. In compounds across Siberia, Olympians will be encouraged to take part in new winter sports such as the wheelbarrow, the rock smash, the axe swing, trudging, the mine dash and the 6ft trench, all under the watchful eye of [...]

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Posted: Feb 24th, 2014
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Russian Gay Festival marred by outbreak of winter sports

the audience couldn't wait to get home and give it a goThere was delight around the world as Russia put on an impressive affirmation of its commitment to the rights of individuals and the promotion of homosexuality. The festival was launched with a glittering show featuring galloping white horses, flying Cossacks and shirtless bodybuilders performing ironmongery.

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Posted: Feb 9th, 2014
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Twinning of Brighton and Sochi cancelled at last minute

The Twinning of the Sussex seaside City of Brighton and Hove and the Russian Coastal resort and Olympic host city Sochi has been cancelled at the eleventh hour by Russian officials, who cited “Irreconcilable differences”.

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Posted: Feb 7th, 2014
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Centrepiece of Sochi Opening Ceremony to be ice dance by Putin in lycra catsuit

The Russian Olympic committee has made a surprise announcement that President Vladimir Putin will take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, clad in a puce and aquamarine ice-skating catsuit as ‘The Spirit of Russian Manhood’.

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Posted: Feb 7th, 2014
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Putin approves gay-snow-balling and pillow-fighting-on-ice at Sochi

heartfelt appeal to all Olympic Village peopleIn what is seen as a callous attempt to gain world approval for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi following criticism of its anti-gay legislation, Russia has put forward gay-snow-balling and pillow-fighting-on-ice as new Winter Olympic disciplines.

The Russian leader, Vladimir Putin personally approved the new disciplines at the International Defence Exhibition in Yalta. Sitting bare chested and astride the nozzle of an OT-3 flame throwing tank he said, ‘Russia is not a homo-phobic country. Just look at the Gulags where many gay people enjoy snow-balling and frolicking around in temperatures of -40C. Gay snow balling will be a big attraction in Sochi too, however the use of ear muffs and mittens is out of the question.’

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Posted: Jan 10th, 2014
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