Dmitry Kozak

Excavators move earth at a quarry near Akhshtyr village in Sochi, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Russia breaks ‘Zero Waste’ Olympic pledge

AKHSHTYR, Russia (AP) — Trucks rumble to the edge of a gigantic pit filled with spray cans, tires and foam sheets and dump a stream of concrete slabs that send up a cloud of limestone […]

10/29/2013

IOC ‘comforted’ Russia will respect IOC Charter

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge says he is “comforted” that Russia has agreed to respect the Olympic Charter’s ban on any kind of discrimination following its adoption of a law […]

08/23/2013

Gay rights protesters hold up posters during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Madrid, Spain.  (AP Photo/Paul White)

Putin bans rallies in Sochi near the 2014 Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning demonstrations and rallies for two and a half months in Sochi around the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the official government newspaper, […]

08/23/2013

Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

Putin: Fire senior Russian Olympic official

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A year before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics begin, President Vladimir Putin has demanded that a senior member of the Russian Olympic Committee be fired.

02/07/2013

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