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Here’s your hands-on location for all things related to the Sochi Olympics.



Billie Jean King: On Sochi Olympics, Gay Rights

By Melissa Murphy | Monday Mar 3, 2014
Billie Jean King opens up about the Sochi Olympics gay rights and LGBT people in the sports world.

Sochi Cleans Up as World Leaves Olympics Behind

By Ted Anthony | Monday Feb 24, 2014
By the busload, the world’s athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi’s airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success.

Cossack ’Held Accountable’ In Attack on Pussy Riot

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Saturday the Cossack who horsewhipped members of Pussy Riot has been "held accountable" for the attack.

Human Rights Pledge Urged for Future Olympic Hosts

By David Crary | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
Citing widespread dismay with Russia’s anti-gay laws, a coalition of more than 30 human rights and gay rights groups is calling on the Int’l Olympic Committee to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their bo

Column: Sochi Games Finally Get Their ’Wow’ Moment

By John Leicester | Thursday Feb 20, 2014
As Adelina Sotnikova finished her gold medal-winning skate, only the Olympic ice felt nothing, because it is cold and hard. Russian hearts - passionate, patriotic and on this night bursting with warmth - melted for their new champion.

Under Armour Stumbles in Olympic Sponsorship

By Mae Anderson | Thursday Feb 20, 2014
The 2014 Sochi Olympics were expected to be a triumphant moment for the U.S. speedskating team - and the squad’s sponsor, Under Armour. It’s been anything but that.

US Warship Deployed Near Sochi Runs Aground

By | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
The U.S. Navy says one of two U.S. warships dispatched to the Black Sea before the Sochi Winter Olympics is being inspected for damage after it ran aground at a Turkish port last week.

Ukraine Crisis Felt Among Athletes at Olympics

By Angela Charlton and Tim Dahlberg | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
Others tried to keep it from him, but Dmytro Mytsak knew what had happened before he took to the slopes.

IOC: Protests At Olympic Sites Are Inappropriate

By | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
The IOC says it would be "wholly inappropriate" for the Russian punk group Pussy Riot to protest at Sochi Olympic sites.

Russian Security Forces Attack Pussy Riot Members

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the group tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics.

No Olympics in Anti-Gay Countries, Reads IOC’s Principle 6

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
In response to criticism of Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law, The International Olympics Committee has proposed a new rule based on one of the Olympic Charter principles that could prevent any country with homophobic laws from hosting the Olympic Games.

Olympic Day of Politics and Power on the Slopes

By Fred Lief | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
On a day when the mountain courses seemed better suited for the crawl or butterfly but posed no obstacle to Tina Maze, the Sochi Olympics took a more overt political turn.

Putin in Sochi: A Disciplined Show

By Jim Heintz | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
So far during the Winter Olympics, Vladimir Putin hasn’t shown off his pecs, scuba-dived to a treasure site or engaged in any sort of the he-man stunts he’s known for.

IOC Defends Monday’s Removal of Gay Activist

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the removal of an Italian gay rights activist from a Sochi arena, saying she was "escorted from there peacefully" and not detained.

2 Members of Punk Group Pussy Riot Held in Sochi

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
A member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one of her bandmates were detained Tuesday while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics.

Olympic Viewing: Sagging Ratings, Costas to Rescue

By David Bauder | Monday Feb 17, 2014
Ol’ Red Eyes is coming back! NBC said that Bob Costas will return Monday night as host of the network’s prime-time telecast. Matt Lauer filled in one last time on Sunday.

Costas Returns to Olympic Coverage

By Jim Litke | Monday Feb 17, 2014
Bob Costas returns as host for NBC’s prime-time Olympic coverage Tuesday night, if still not exactly clear-eyed, at least with a sharpened sense of respect for the colleagues and crew who covered for him during a six-day absence.

Gay Rights Activist Detained at Olympic Park

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Monday Feb 17, 2014
An Italian activist shouting "It’s OK to be gay" and dressed in a rainbow-colored outfit and large headdress was detained Monday as she entered an arena to watch an Olympic hockey game.

In Sochi, Olympic Security Increasingly Uneven

By Angela Charlton | Monday Feb 17, 2014
Hotel guests are walking, unchecked, past unused metal detectors. Security guards are no longer poking around at the pockets and ankles of every single person entering Olympic facilities.

Gay Activist Says She Was Detained at Olympics

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Monday Feb 17, 2014
An Italian gay-rights activist said she was detained by police at the Olympics after being stopped while carrying a rainbow flag that read in Russian: "Gay is OK." Police on Monday denied this happened.