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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.

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.

IOC: Protests At Olympic Sites Are Inappropriate

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.

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.

IOC: Black Armbands, Helmet Stickers Not Allowed

By Stephen Wilson | Monday Feb 10, 2014
The IOC is telling Olympic athletes they may not wear armbands or stickers during competition to commemorate the dead.

IOC President: ’It’s Time it Finally Starts’

By Stephen Wilson | Friday Feb 7, 2014
The sun’s out. The athletes are ready. Let’s get this show started.

IOC President Pays Tribute to Volgograd Bombing Victims

By Stephen Wilson | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
IOC President Thomas Bach paid tribute Tuesday to the victims of the recent suicide bombings in southern Russia that killed 34 people and heightened security concerns for the Sochi Olympics.

IOC President Slams Politicians Over Sochi Olympics

By Stephen Wilson | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
IOC President Thomas Bach accused world leaders Tuesday of using the Sochi Olympics as a political platform "on the backs of the athletes," and of snubbing the games without even being invited.

IOC President: ’I am Still Assured’ of Security in Sochi

Monday Feb 3, 2014
IOC President Thomas Bach says heavy security and criticism of Russia’s anti-gay law will not detract from the Sochi Olympics.

IOC Urging Sochi to Sort Out Hotel Problems

By Stephen Wilson | Sunday Feb 2, 2014
The IOC is urging Russian Olympic organizers to move quickly to resolve the issue of accommodations that are not ready for accredited media personnel in the mountains outside Sochi.