September 20 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (pictured) has released two leopards into the wild in a bid to revive the fortunes of the rare cats in the Caucasus and soothe ecological worries over 2014 Sochi Games.
By Duncan Mackay
September 18 - Volkswagen today became the latest sponsor of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in a deal that organisers claims brings total sponsorship revenues to more than $750 million (£460 million).
September 17 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have offered to help Russia deal with its drugs problems which has seen the Olympic super-power embroiled in a series of scandals involving some of its top athletes, its chairman John Fahey revealed today.
September 3 - Austria's Olympic Committee (ÖOC) has filed an official complaint to prosecutors over former General Secretary Heinz Jungwirth for alleged misuse of funds during Salzburg's failed bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.