Articles by Gennady Fyodorov



Sochi Looks to Host Pro-Tour Cycling Next Year

Sochi, home to the 2014 Winter Olympics, hopes to add a top cycling race to its growing list of major international sporting events.

Women Set to Soar into Olympic History in Sochi

Female ski jumpers will write a new chapter in the sport when they make their Olympic debut at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Russia Wants 2018 or 2022 World Cup

  • 12 October 09
  • Reuters
Russia’s plan calls for the use of 14 host cities with a total of 15 stadiums in four separate geographical clusters.

One Gold Medal All but Assured

  • 23 July 08
  • Reuters
For world and Olympic pole-vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva, winning gold in Beijing is not a dream but almost a formality.

Sprinter Targets Unlikely Return

  • 15 July 08
  • Reuters
Former world and Olympic champion Irina Privalova is back after almost eight years away from athletics, hoping to qualify for the Beijing Games.

Keeper Keen to Erase '04 Memories

  • 27 May 08
  • Reuters
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeyev has a personal score to settle at Euro 2008 after the bitter memory of missing out four years ago on becoming the youngest player in tournament history.

Hiddink Names His Euro Squad

  • 16 May 08
  • Reuters
Russia striker Alexander Kerzhakov was a surprise omission when coach Guus Hiddink unveiled his 25-man provisional Euro 2008 squad Wednesday.

Zenit Reaches Final in Style

  • 05 May 08
  • Reuters
Zenit St. Petersburg may not be the most fashionable club but the Russian champion made the rest of Europe take notice when it crushed German giant Bayern Munich 4-0 on Thursday to reach the UEFA Cup final.

Sharapova Replaced by Kuznetsova in Fed Cup

  • 02 April 08
  • Reuters
World No. 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova will lead Fed Cup champion Russia in next month's semifinal against the United States in Moscow.

Djokovic Retirement Bails Out Russia

  • 11 February 08
  • Reuters
Russia beat Serbia in the Davis Cup when an ill Novak Djokovic retired from his match against Nikolai Davydenko, handing the home team an unassailable 3-1 lead in their first-round tie Sunday, before Serbia's Viktor Troicki beat Dmitry Tursunov 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the dead fifth rubber.

Dutch Pair Find Favor in Russia

  • 24 December 07
  • Reuters
Russians like their heroes homegrown, but this New Year's Eve, football fans will be toasting two middle-aged Dutchmen. Guus Hiddink led Russia to the Euro 2008 finals while fellow Dutchman Dick Advocaat steered Zenit St. Petersburg to its first national title for nearly a quarter of a century.

Dutch Pair Find Favor in Russia

  • 24 December 07
  • Reuters
Russians like their heroes homegrown, but this New Year's Eve, football fans will be toasting two middle-aged Dutchmen. Guus Hiddink led Russia to the Euro 2008 finals while fellow Dutchman Dick Advocaat steered Zenit St. Petersburg to its first national title for nearly a quarter of a century.

The Man With the Midas Touch

  • 13 December 07
  • Reuters
Long before Guus Hiddink took over Russia's national team midway through 2006 he was considered a lucky coach after quickly turning mediocre teams into formidable opponents.

The Man With the Midas Touch

  • 13 December 07
  • Reuters
Long before Guus Hiddink took over Russia's national team midway through 2006 he was considered a lucky coach after quickly turning mediocre teams into formidable opponents.

Old Hand Takes Over At Ukrainian Champs

  • 10 December 07
  • Reuters
Former Russia manager Yury Syomin has been appointed Dinamo Kiev coach, the Ukrainian champion said Saturday.

Old Hand Takes Over At Ukrainian Champs

  • 10 December 07
  • Reuters
Former Russia manager Yury Syomin has been appointed Dinamo Kiev coach, the Ukrainian champion said Saturday.

Zenit Holds On to Take Russian Title

  • 12 November 07
  • Reuters
Zenit St. Petersburg beat Saturn Ramenskoye 1-0 in the last game of the season on Sunday to seal its first Russian title in nearly a quarter of a century.

Glamour Players Fall in Kremlin Cup

  • 11 October 07
  • Reuters
Second seed Maria Sharapova was unceremoniously bundled out of the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday, losing to Belarus' Victoria Azarenka 7-6, 6-2 in the second round.

Sochi ImpressesOlympic Chief

  • 03 October 07
  • Reuters
Palm trees and sunbathing vacationers surrounded International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge on his first visit to the city that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Media Urging Hiddink to Attack

  • 11 September 07
  • Reuters
Russian media have urged coach Guus Hiddink to play an attacking game against England when the two sides meet in Wednesday's Euro 2008 Group E qualifier.

Hiddink Decides to Let Ignashevich Come Back

  • 29 August 07
  • Reuters
Russia coach Guus Hiddink says he is looking forward to welcoming back Sergei Ignashevich after dropping the central defender from the national team last week.

Russia's French Open Romance

  • 24 May 07
  • Reuters
Paris and the French Open have always had a special place in the hearts of Russian tennis fans.

Russia Left to Lick Its Wounds

  • 15 May 07
  • Reuters
Russia was indulging in a bout of soul-searching Monday after watching its chief rival, Canada, lift the ice hockey World Championship trophy for a record 24th time.

Russia to Reject Transfer Deal

  • 10 May 07
  • Reuters
Russia was ready to reject a new transfer agreement with the NHL on Tuesday, in a move that would prolong a two-year boycott and could throw the game into chaos.

Russia Beats Swiss 6-3 to Stay Perfect

  • 07 May 07
  • Reuters
Andrei Markov scored a goal and added two assists to lead Russia to a 6-3 win over Switzerland on Sunday as the home team remained undefeated at the World Championship.

Russia Aims to End Its Title Drought

  • 27 April 07
  • Reuters
Russia is hoping to break the curse that has plagued world ice hockey championship hosts for more than two decades by winning the gold and ending its own 14-year old title drought.

Tarpishchev Lauds Yeltsin's Passion for Tennis

  • 26 April 07
  • Reuters
Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin and Maria Sharapova brought Russia tennis glory, but it was keen player and avid fan Boris Yeltsin who helped make the sport popular nationwide.

Japanese Skater's Debut for Russia

  • 14 March 07
  • Reuters
Japan's Yuko Kawaguchi will write a new chapter in figure skating history when she makes her international debut for Russia at the world championships in Tokyo next week.

Vladivostok Stuck Out on a Russian Limb

  • 28 February 07
  • Reuters
Ever since Luch-Energia Vladivostok made its Russian top-flight debut last year, the other 15 Premier League clubs have been dreading trips to the eastern port city on the Pacific Ocean.

Oligarchs Fail to Wow Israeli Fans

  • 07 February 07
  • Reuters
Russian champion CSKA Moscow beat Spartak Moscow to scoop $1 million in prize money at a tournament in Israel last week, but the real competition seemed to be which billionaire could throw the most lavish party.