Russian TV shows doctored images of Olympic ceremony

Russian state television broadcast doctored footage taken from the Sochi Olympic Games opening ceremony rehearsal, after one of the rings failed to burst opening during the live event.

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Ex Russian skater apologises over racist Obama tweet

Former Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina has apologised for tweeting a racist photograph of President Obama and First Lady Michelle - blaming hackers.

Attention was drawn to the image due to Rodnina's high profile role at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, in which she lit the Olympic cauldron.

Today Rodnina, who is now a Russian politician, tweeted that she respected the Obama family and did not support racism, adding that her account had been hacked:

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