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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Two Austrian athletes receive Winter Olympics kidnap threat

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vienna Austrian athletes receive kidnap threats The Austrian Olympic Committee has received an anonymous letter containing a kidnap threat against two of its team ... The athletes named were Alpine skier Marlies Schild and skeleton pilot Janine Flock. "We have immediately alerted the Federal Criminal Agency, which is investigating the case," Mennel said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1421045/two-austrian-athletes-receive-winter-olympics-kidnap-threat
  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Thousands of Russians march on Red Square in show of patriotic fervour

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... The celebrations became increasingly elaborate in the later years of the USSR, with party bosses presiding over ranks of marching athletes, soldiers, farm labourers and factory workers from the Lenin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1501642/100000-russians-march-red-square-patriotic-fervour
  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Jews in Sochi, Russia remember 1972 attack at Munich Summer Olympics

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 12:32am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Sochi Israeli athletes murdered by terrorists at 1972 Summer Olympics remembered Jews recall Munich killings at Sochi Games They gathered in sorrow and celebration, Jews saying a prayer for the 11 Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Jews rejoicing that they could raise prayerful voices in Russia, once the land of the pogrom. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1425315/jews-sochi-russia-remember-1972-attack-munich-summer-olympics
  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    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 ... disagreements in a peaceful direct political dialogue and not on the backs of the athletes,” he said on Tuesday at a ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. “People have a very good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1421789/ioc-president-tells-world-leaders-stop-using-games-political-platform
  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Vladimir Putin shrugs off Western leaders' snub of Winter Olympics

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:29pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of athletes," Putin told foreign reporters in a televised interview yesterday, adding that mixing sport and politics was "absolutely inappropriate". US President Barack Obama, German ... all athletes and visitors at the Games that begin at the Black Sea resort on February 7, regardless of their sexuality, seeking to deflect criticism that his policies were anti-gay. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1409090/vladimir-putin-shrugs-western-leaders-snub-winter-olympics
  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    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

    ... to help Russia as it places a ring of steel around the host city and its venues in preparation for welcoming thousands of spectators and athletes. White House spokesman Jay Carney admitted earlier ... officials to protect American athletes and spectators. But he did not express full confidence in Russia's preparations. "I wouldn't be qualified or wouldn't want to venture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1411619/us-says-russia-refusing-share-details-terror-threats-against-sochi
  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Armed student kills two in Moscow school hostage crisis

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 06:03pm by Reuters

    ... such violence could rattle nerves at a time when athletes and spectators are arriving for the Sochi Games and the country is on high alert over an Islamist militant threat of violence. State-run media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1420004/armed-student-kills-two-moscow-school-hostage-crisis
  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin skis slopes of Sochi on inspection tour of Olympic venues

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

    ... glasses and a helmet. He and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also met surprised athletes and inspected hotels in the city. Putin's spokesman said he would check out all venues "in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1397041/putin-skis-slopes-sochi-inspection-tour-olympic-venues
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia buries dead and tightens security as bombings toll hits 34

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

    ... Caitlin Hayden said Washington “would welcome the opportunity for closer cooperation for the safety of the athletes, spectators, and other participants”. Putin did not immediately respond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1394005/russia-buries-dead-and-tightens-security-bombings-toll-hits-34
  10. News - World - RUSSIA

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

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

    ... 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 ... of athletes and guests, and for the global community to replace the "cycle of conflict" with "friendly athletic competition". Past truces, including the one that Britain sponsored ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1310409/russia-bows-pressure-wording-olympic-truce-and-embraces-gays

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