Martina Navratilova and Jason Collins want the International Olympics Committee to push Russia over gay rights.
Czech Republic skip Anna Kubeskova is off to a winning start at the World Curling Federation's Olympic qualifying.
European Union commissioner Viviane Reding said she would not be attending the Sochi 2014.
Olympic men's champion Evan Lysacek has abandoned hopes of defending his title in February's Sochi Olympics.
Valentine’s Day next year and it will be three decades since Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean graced the ice of Sarajevo.
Switzerland's Lara Gut won the opening Super G race of the season by the tiniest of margins at Lake Louise.
Emelia Gorecka admitted a touch of familiarity helped her bring the curtain down on her junior cross country career in style.
Great Britain will be eligible to send an additional figure skater to compete at next year's Winter Olympics.
Patrick Kueng conquered the super-G race on the Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek to claim a surprise maiden World Cup win.
Lizzy Yarnold secured her second straight skeleton World Cup podium and leads the overall women's standings.
Hosts Norway made their mark in the World Cup season's first cross country team relays with gold in the women's 4x5km.
France's Martin Fourcade claimed the 27th World Cup win of his career after a commanding biathlon victory in Hochfilzen.
The USA's Ted Ligety produced the best time on both runs of the men's giant slalom at Beaver Creek.
Severin Freund picked up his first Ski Jumping World Cup gold in a year after leaping to an impressive victory in the large hill competition in Lillehammer.
Konstantin Schad and Paul Berg got Germany off to the perfect start in the team snowboard cross World Cup opener in Montafon.
Reigning Olympic 500m speed skating champion Mo Tae-bum picked up his first victory of the season in the sprint distance.