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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    IOC defends ejection of transgender gay rights activist

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sochi Olympic Park and venues not the place for demonstrations, says International Olympic Committee The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the ejection of an Italian transgender gay rights activist from the Sochi Games, saying the Olympic Park and venues were not the place for demonstrations. Activist Vladimir Luxuria, a former Italian ...

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    Putin skis slopes of Sochi on inspection tour of Olympic venues

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:26am by Reuters

    ... kilometres northeast of Sochi, highlighting the threat from Islamist insurgents who have vowed to disrupt the Games. The International Olympic Committee has said it has no doubt Russian authorities ... Reuters in Moscow Putin checks out the slopes of Sochi Russian President Vladimir Putin began inspecting Winter Olympic venues in the Black Sea resort of Sochi yesterday, five weeks before ...

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    Putin eases curbs on Sochi protests

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by Reuters

    ... people. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts. The International Olympic Committee welcomed Putin's decision, the latest in a flurry of gestures apparently aimed at disarming ... Reuters in Moscow Putin eases bans on Sochi demonstrations President Vladimir Putin has eased curbs on demonstrations in the Winter Olympics venue of Sochi in a gesture likely to burnish ...

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    Russia bows to pressure on wording of Olympic truce and embraces gays

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The International Olympic Committee said it had received "strong written reassurances" from the Russian government that all would be welcome at the Sochi Games, regardless of their sexual ... The New York Times After pressure from some UN nations, Olympic statement is amended and calls for inclusion Russia now embraces gay athletes Every two years, the UN adopts a resolution ...

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    US says Russia is refusing to share details of terror threats against Sochi Olympics

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:21am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... received e-mailed threats of terrorist strikes on their athletes and supporters if they participate in Sochi. But the International Olympic Committee said the anonymous warnings lacked credibility. ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Security worries mount over Sochi Olympics as US official says host nation is refusing to reveal details of terror alerts ahead of global spectacle ...

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    IOC president tells world leaders to stop using Games as political platform

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 03:39am by AP

    ... leaders told The president of the International Olympic Committee has accused world leaders of using the Sochi Games as a political platform “on the backs of the athletes”, and of snubbing ... “propaganda”. The Olympics, Bach said, should not be “used as a stage for political dissent or for trying to score points in internal or external political contests”. “Have the courage to address your ...

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    Pussy Riot hit back after horsewhip attack with video blasting Putin

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 09:57pm by WASHPOST

    ... on a two-year hooliganism sentence for performing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral in 2012. They were freed early in an amnesty last December. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) warned ... balaclavas, tights and dresses swimming in the sea off Sochi. They are then seen singing and dancing in front of the Olympic rings in the centre of Sochi and trying to taunt a giant Olympic mascot, ...

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    Russia buries dead and tightens security as bombings toll hits 34

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 05:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... backs Sochi Games The head of the International Olympic Committee said he was confident that security would be all-encompassing in Sochi and gave no indication that the Games’ staging ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russia beefed up security and mourned its dead on Tuesday as the toll from jarring successive-day suicide strikes in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympic ...

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    Security stepped up after trolleybus suicide bombing in Volgograd, Russia

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 01:14pm by Reuters

    ... suicide bombing A spokeswoman for the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, said: “Our condolences go to all those affected by today’s bombing in Volgograd. Unfortunately, ... on a safe and successful Olympics, even freeing jailed opponents including oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the Pussy Riot punk band to remove a cause for international criticism at the event. ...

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    Hosts receive lessons in the art of smiling

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:36am by Reuters

    ... that we have to learn better," says course participant Vladimir Shushkin. The Olympic hospitality workshops, developed at the request of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee, include how ... Reuters in Sochi Hosts receive lessons in the art of smiling Warmth doesn't flow naturally from many Russians. In the run-up to the Winter Olympics, Sochi hotel managers are getting ...




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