Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to become first country to go back-to-back since 1988.
NZ's pain for gain ratio at the Winter Olympics didn't quite balance out.
Sankt Anton am Arlberg (Austria) (AFP) - Beach shorts over thermal underwear, wool hats instead of bikinis and not a grain of sand in sight: a new sport has emerged in the Alps and it's called snow volleyball.
Beijing (AFP) - Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday warned Kiev against using force to quell pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, saying the "criminal" act would undermine talks planned in Geneva.
London (AFP) - World record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon in a course record two hours, four minutes and 29 seconds on Sunday as Britain's Mo Farah found life tough on his debut over the distance.
Kenyan runners have won the men's and women's divisions of the London Marathon.
London (AFP) - Kenya's Edna Kiplagat saw off compatriot Florence Kiplagat to win the women's London Marathon on Sunday.
The rails and boxes used in the new slopestyle events at the Sochi Winter Olympics produced an unacceptable level of injuries according to the IOC.
Ankara (AFP) - Turkey on Saturday dismissed as "out of the question" claims from Russia that it had allowed US warships to stay longer in the Black Sea than permitted under international law.
Brussels (AFP) - Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial powers will meet in Brussels for two days from June 4, the European Council said Friday, after the meeting was moved from Russia due to the crisis in Ukraine.
Augusta National Golf Club has a lot of rules, as American ski star Bode Miller found out when he wanted to walk and eat.
Vienna (AFP) - Austria's ski jumping coach Alexander Pointner, who led the likes of Thomas Morgenstern and Gregor Schlierenzauer to Olympic and world glory over the past 10 years, announced Friday he will be leaving the team.
The IOC is setting up three task forces to look into troubles with the 2016 Rio Olympics and international sports federations are to get a greater say.
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