• Alex Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko (RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippov)
    Ovechkin announces engagement to Kirilenko
    Russian sports stars Alex Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko have announced they are planning to tie the knot after a year of dating.
  • Tennis star Maria Kirilenko (L) and hockey player Aleksandr Ovechkin. (Image for Aleksandr Ovechkin's Twitter page)
    Ovechkin in love match
    One of hockey’s best-ever players Aleksandr Ovechkin has wasted no time in confirming he is in a relationship with Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko.
  • RIA Novosti/Anton Denisov
    Ovi in love with Russian tennis star?
    Washington Capitals super-forward Aleksandr Ovechkin is reported to have started a relationship with Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko.
  • Alexander Ovechkin (C),  AFP Photo / Timothy A. Clary
    Ovechkin, Malkin and Co. – Russia’s Olympic squad announced
    Russia’s hockey coach Vyacheslav Bykov has announced his choice for the upcoming Vancouver Olympics, with stars like Aleksandr Ovechkin, Evgeny Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk on the list.
  • Maria Sharapova (AFP Photo / Yoshikazu Tsuno)
    Sharapova Russia’s richest sportsperson of 2009
    Tennis queen Maria Sharapova has remained Russia’s richest sports identity, despite another disappointing season, writes the Russian Finans magazine.
  • Ovechkin to quit NHL if prevented from Sochi 2014
    Aleksandr Ovechkin says he's ready to quit the NHL if he's prevented from playing in the 2014 Winter Olympics. At the moment, it's uncertain whether the league will allow a mid-season break for the Sochi games.
  • Ovechkin turns goalie
    Possibly the most famous ice hockey player on the planet right now, two-time NHL MVP Alexander Ovechkin, has been showcasing his sporting heritage in Sochi.
  • Jim McIsaac / Getty Images / AFP
    Ovechkin becomes Sochi 2014 ambassador
    NHL superstar Aleksandr Ovechkin has become an ambassador for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
  • Aleksander Ovechkin with the Kharlamov trophy during a ceremony in Moscow on June 9, 2009 (AFP Photo / Alexey Sazonov)
    Ovechkin named best Russian in the NHL
    Washington Capitals star Aleksandr Ovechkin has received the Kharlamov Trophy, which is awarded to the best Russian player in the NHL.