February 8, 2014Vanessa-Mae: Skiing brings new dimension to my musicCelebrated worldwide for her professional career as a violinist, Vanessa-Mae told RT that skiing has been an inspiration for her musical career.
“There have been days when I’ve literary hopped on the plane after a race and had a show the next day,” Vanessa-Mae said. “And I have to say that it brings a new dimension to my music. If you can widen your horizons it obviously will translate back to your day job.”
The renowned musician is taking part in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as an alpine skier representing Thailand.
February 8, 2014Dream of metal: How Olympic medals are madeHow long does it take to make an Olympic medal? Why do the medals for the Paralympic Games weigh more than for the Olympics? And what is a medal worth in metal and work? RT's Andrew Farmer has the answers to those and other questions about Sochi medals.
February 7, 2014Sochi fashion: When colors speak louder than wordsThere is more to look forward to in Sochi than just the Olympics this winter season, RT's Martyn Andrews found out firsthand. Each country has gone through meticulous brainstorming, including hiring big shot fashion designers, to come up with the most out-there national uniforms possible. And the very eclectic and, at times, crazy mix of colors does not disappoint. Just check out what the Mexicans did for their option!
February 6, 2014Seal pup to cast Olympic predictionsA 3-year-old seal pup, Busya, hopes to gain spectators’ attention during the 2014 Winter Olympics, as he may successfully predict the future medal-winners at the Games. “He has already predicted a few football matches,” says the seal’s handler, Yury Maslikov, adding that “he was correct about 99 percent of the time.”
Some animals are traditionally used to predict sporting events.
February 5, 2014Dazzling sneak peek of Sochi opening fireworksThe world was given a sneak peek on Tuesday of the fireworks display set to light up Sochi's skies at the official Olympics opening ceremony.
The ceremony is scheduled to begin on February 7 at 21:14 local time (17:14 GMT).
February 4, 2014Putin enters leopard cage at Sochi National ParkRussia's President Vladimir Putin and members of the International Olympic Committee visited the Sochi Natural Park to see the leopard cubs who were born there last summer. The president had a close encounter with one of the creatures - while the IOC officials kept a safe distance. Putin spearheaded a scheme to reintroduce leopards to the Caucasus Mountains and revive a population that died out decades ago.