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President Obama to skip the Winter Olympics in Russia

President and Mrs. Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden will be skipping the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This marks the first time since the 2000 Sydney Olympics that the U.S. Olympic delegation will […]

12/18/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach meet at the Bocharov Ruchei residence at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)

Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay athletes and guests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will feel at ease, seeking to assuage fears fueled by a recent Russian law banning […]

10/28/2013

U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst speaks with reporters during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

USOC chair would vote to amend charter

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — America’s newest member of the International Olympic Committee would vote to amend the Olympic charter to list sexual orientation as a form of discrimination. U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst, […]

10/01/2013

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

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko speaks during a news conference at a hotel in Moscow, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

‘Calm down’ – Russia says rights will be respected at Sochi Games

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s sports minister says the rights of all athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be respected and urges international critics of the country’s new anti-gay law to “calm down.” Sports […]

08/08/2013

Svetlana Zhurova, Former Olympic champion in speed skating and Russian Parliament deputy, shows a gold medal at the SportAccord International Convention, St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo)

Sochi unveils medals for 2014 Winter Olympics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Sochi organizers unveiled the medals for the 2014 Winter Olympics on Thursday — and now hope to make sure most of them stay in Russia to make up for the […]

05/30/2013

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

California hopeful for Olympic bid

Officials in California and Nevada are joining forces in an effort to lure the Winter Games back to the Lake Tahoe area in 2022.  Squaw Valley, a resort on the California side, hosted the Olympics […]

04/05/2012

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