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Keep Grief Symbols Out Of Games, Athletes Told

Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – The International Olympic Committee on Monday warned against wearing black armbands and other symbols of mourning during competitions at the Sochi 2014 Games, in a controversy that has raised strong emotions among athletes. The question of whether the IOC’s charter allows athletes to make public displays of grief has turned into […]

February 10, 2014

U.S.-Russia Tensions Flare Over Winter Olympics Security

Washington (AFP) – The Sochi Winter Olympics have opened up a new front of distrust between the United States and Russia, with tensions simmering over security preparations amid fears the games could be targeted by extremist militants. Analysts say the former Cold War rivals are unlikely to risk a full-blown confrontation over security in Sochi, […]

January 27, 2014

Putin Says Security Is Set For Olympics

Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Russia will “do our best” to prevent terrorist attacks at the Sochi Winter Olympics, which are being held in the shadow of an Islamist insurgency in the Caucasus region. “We have a perfect understanding of the scope of the threat and how to deal with it […]

January 20, 2014

Downhill Queen Vonn To Miss Sochi Winter Olympics

Paris (AFP) – American ski champion Lindsey Vonn is to miss next month’s Sochi Winter Olympics due to a right knee injury she sustained nearly a year ago, she announced on Tuesday. “I am devastated to announce that I will not be competing in Sochi,” Vonn said on her Facebook page. ”I did everything I […]

January 7, 2014