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Russian cops, Olympic officials tackle teen for unfurling LGBT pride flag at torch relay

A teenage boy named Pavel Lebedev is being hailed as an international hero by LGBT rights activists after video showing him flying a rainbow flag at an Olympic torch relay went viral on Tuesday. The Winter Olympics torch relay was making its way through Lebedev’s home town of Voronezh on…

73-year-old Russian Olympics torchbearer dies in Siberia after running relay leg

A torchbearer collapsed and died after taking part in the Olympic torch relay in the build-up to the Winter Games in Sochi, Russian media reported on Monday. Vadim Gorbenko, 73, a former Greco-Roman wrestling coach, suffered a heart attack after running a leg of the relay in the eastern Siberian…

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