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Keith Olbermann slams Sochi mayor ahead of ‘most tear-stained’ Olympics ever

On Monday night, Keith Olbermann dedicated a segment of his ESPN show to naming Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov the Worst Person in Sports. On Monday, Pakhomov told the BBC that his town is ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics, which begin next week. When asked about his country’s hardline stance…

Putin vows no anti-LGBT discrimination at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday vowed there would be no discrimination against gays at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, despite a storm of controversy over a new law banning the dissemination of gay “propaganda” to minors. In an interview with Channel One television, Putin dismissed speculation about the…

Sen. Lindsay Graham suggests Olympics boycott over possible Snowden asylum in Russia

According to a report in a political blog, Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Obama should consider a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia if Edward Snowden is given asylum there. In a report from The Hill…  …

Russia already stockpiling snow to ensure ‘white’ 2014 Winter Olympics

Russia has started to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of snow to ensure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is not hit by unpredictable weather conditions. The Sochi 2014 Olympics Organising Committee has constructed a huge snow storage facility at the Rosa Khutor ski resort, which will host…

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