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Manchester City loses more ground in Premier League

...was shot at Satur day near the northern city of Trabzon on the team's return to the airport from a 5-1 win against Black Sea side Caykur Rizespor. The driver was hit in the face and hospitalized. He is in a stable condition. PLAYER STRUCK...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-04-06/manchester-city-lose
Oligarchs are dumping their toxic assets on Russia a year after the Sochi Olympics

...such as poor transportation and electricity remain unfulfilled.A much-touted $8.5 billion rail link between the Black Sea coast and the mountains is all but suspended, due to a dispute over who will pay for maintenance.The legacy of Sochi's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-05/oligarchs-are-dumping-th
New phase in preserving black sea island culture

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. - After almost 15 years the effort to preserve the culture of slave descendants along the coast of the Southeast is entering a new phase.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-15/new-phase-preserving-black-se
Remaining candidates for 2022 Olympics are both lacking in appeal

...annexed the Crimea peninsula not long after the closing ceremony. And the $51 billion spent by Russia to prepare the Black Sea resort, plus complaints of displaced homeowners and thugs who horsewhipped punk girls from Pussy Riot, made those weeks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-10-02/remaing-candidates-2022-
Help wanted - desperately

...Russian jet made about a dozen high-speed passes last weekend over a U.S. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the Black Sea ? with impunity.Meanwhile, here's our president talking about Ukraine with the bland didacticism of a college professor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-18/help-wanted-desperate
Paralympians from Ukraine, Russia stand together

...sports is not easy for some Ukrainians against the backdrop of the strife unfolding about 300 miles west of Sochi on the Black Sea coast.But as well as two further bronze medals in the biathlon, Maksym Yarovyi claimed silver in the men's 7.5-kilometer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-03-08/paralympians-ukraine-rus
After massive investment, Sochi's future uncertain

...Olympic circus packs up and flies away from Russia, the Black Sea city of Sochi is thinking about the future.Hundreds of...from Togliatti. "I would love to come back."On the Black Sea north of Geor gia, Sochi was a tired seaside resort...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-24/sochis-future-uncertain
As Sochi Games near Putin plays up soft image, ignores hard questions for Sochi

...promoting a cuddly image, visiting a group of endangered Persian leopard cubs born last summer in the mountains above the Black Sea resort."We've decided to restore the population of the Persian leopard because of the Olympic Games," Putin said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-04/sochi-games-near-putin-p
IOC president Thomas Bach is sure Olympics will go smoothly

...as well as warships, anti-missile batteries and drone aircraft. Two U.S. warships have been dispatched to the Black Sea ahead of the Olympics."Every big event nowadays is under threat, whether it's a political summit or a big convention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-03/ioc-president-thomas-bac
Nation hampered by post-Soviet corruption struggles to advance

...by a wealthy man who knew the right people. The protests of preservationists fell on deaf ears.The tour guide in the Black Sea port of Odessa, which reminded me of Charleston, S.C., shared with us a historic coastal city improved over the years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-02-01/nation-hampered-