North and South Korea will sit down to discuss participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics amid some of the highest tensions in recent memory. But will the gesture be enough?
Mark Galeotti is an important voice on the Sochi Olympics, Vladimir Putin's overarching ambition and all things Russian. Crikey's Follow Friday series explains why you should add him to your feed.
Viewership numbers for the Winter Olympics have fallen down a ski slope in recent years, so Crikey intern David Ross asks: will Ten make its money back? Maybe not -- but that's not the point.
Despite a nagging sense of PC obligation to watch the Winter Paralympics, let's face it: you probably didn't. Check out these stunning images from the Games to see what you missed.
Mick Molloy and Eddie McGuire have prompted a blizzard of complaints to Nine with their "homophobic" schoolboy sniggering while commentating US figure skating champion Johnny Weir.
Psepho Nate Silver compiles betting odds and pundits' predictions to project the winners (and losers) for the Winter Olympics. According to his figures, Australia should pick up a couple.
Russia is no longer cool, declares the Moscow Times: and it's all Putin's fault. Once known as a "wild, fun-loving and anything-goes" party town, it is now seen as "dreary, corrupt, uncouth and threatening".