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Gay Rights Group Sends Petition to IOC

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

Diver Tom Daley: ’I’m a Gay Man Now’

By EDGE | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
Sorry ladies! A mere five months after announcing he was in a happy relationship with a man, Olympic medalist and star of the British TV celebrity reality diving competition "Splash!," Tom Daley is checking the "gay" box on all future questionnaires.

Paralympics Chief: No Need for Rights Assurances

By Rob Harris | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Countries bidding to host the Olympics and Paralympics should not be compelled to provide assurances about human rights standards, according to the head of the International Paralympic Committee.

Putin Declares Sochi Winter Paralympics Open

Friday Mar 7, 2014
With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country’s military action in Crimea.

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.

Farewell, Sochi! Russia Closes the Costliest Olympics

By John Leicester | Sunday Feb 23, 2014
Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrates 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night.

US Conservatives Praise Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

By David Crary | Friday Feb 21, 2014
Two longtime opponents of the U.S. gay-rights movement on Friday announced formation of a coalition that will seek to persuade more countries around the world to follow Russia’s example in passing laws that restrict gay rights.

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.

US Warship Deployed Near Sochi Runs Aground

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.