Anna Lidster


FC Zenit’s biggest disadvantage

Saint Petersburg will face Borussia Dortmund with few fans in the last-16 of the Champions League on Tuesday.


'Ukraine must change or be destroyed'

Boxer-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko warns countrymen as he aims to become Ukraine president.


Sochi speeding up for F1 debut

It's not all about the Winter Olympics as drivers prepare to test F1 circuit ahead of next year's debut Grand Prix.


World champion fencer turns fortunes around

Fencing champion Veniamin Reshetnikov talks to Al Jazeera about Russia's return to the pinnacle of the sport.


FC Anzhi loses its biggest fan

Russia's super club FC Anzhi Makhachkala sinking after big-spending billionaire owner has a radical change of heart.


Belorussia's doping nightmare

Olympic bronze medalist Andrei Mikhnevich speaks to his fans after getting life ban for positive doping tests.

Human Rights

Bubka: 'Doping is still the greatest threat'

Al Jazeera meets Sergey Bubka, one of the six candidates bidding to replace outgoing IOC President Jacques Rogge.


Russia's grand football designs

Russian and Ukrainian administrators consider joint league to circumnavigate UEFA's financial fair play regulations.


Sochi's dubious steps to the perfect Olympics

With less than a year until the Winter Games begin, Russia promises the best Olympics ever, despite experts' criticism.


Russia takes aim at match-fixers

Ahead of 2018 World Cup, officials and lawmakers are turning their attention to the problem blighting the domestic game.