Vladimir Putin told Ukraine's paralympic chief that politics and international affairs must not affect the Paralympics.
Ukraine's Paralympic chief said they would quit the Winter Paralympic Games if Russia invaded.
Russia rewarded the athletes who helped the Winter Olympics hosts top the medals table in Sochi with luxury SUVs.
We take a look at who leaves Sochi with their head held high - and who skulks away wishing they'd not bothered turning up.
We round up the most stunning photos from the Sochi Games.
Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe's worst nightmare is a catastrophe hitting the city during the 2020 Summer Games.
We take a look at the best and worst of an eventful Winter Olympics in Sochi.
For the last seven years critics have lined up to paint the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as a wasteful extravagance.
When the flame went out in Russia's Sochi on Sunday, the 2014 Winter Games went down in history as the most expensive.
There was a revolution at the Sochi Olympics that took place right under the noses of the Russian security forces as the whole world watched.
Two decades after it last led the medals table, Russia triumphantly captured top spot at its first home Winter Olympics.
Once seen, never forgotten.
Russia began the Olympics with an opening ceremony blunder amid bad reports. They finished it top of the medal table, making fun of themselves.
The Sochi Olympics are almost over. Boooo! But there's plenty of exciting Saturday action to recap. Yaaaay!
Judges for speed and figure skating catch heat on day 14 of the Winter Olympics, but it's a good day for Victor Ahn and Ukraine.
German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian bobsledder William Frullani have been caught doping in Sochi.