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IOC adds anti-discrimination to host contract

The IOC will require future Olympic host cities to abide by rules that forbid any kind of discrimination, a move…

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Paralympics chief: No need for rights assurances

Countries bidding to host the Olympics and Paralympics should not be compelled to provide assurances about human rights standards, according…

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IOC defends Monday’s removal of gay activist

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the removal of an Italian gay rights activist from a Sochi arena, saying…

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Billie Jean King to attend Sochi closing ceremony

Billie Jean King will attend the closing ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia.

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Gay ski jumper says Olympic protests aren’t worth it

An openly gay women's ski jumper says protests against Russia's law banning homosexual "propaganda" aimed at minors aren't worth it…

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How Russia enforces its ban on gay ‘propaganda’

When the Sochi Winter Olympics begin Friday, many will be watching to see whether Russia will enforce its law banning…

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AT&T Condemns Anti-LGBT Law in Russia, Sets Example for Other Olympic Sponsors

Today, AT&T became the first major U.S. corporation to make a public statement condemning the anti-LGBT Russian law outlawing “homosexual…

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Sochi still scrambling to sell Olympic tickets

What if they held an Olympics and nobody came?

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Actor Chris Pine criticizes Russia’s anti-gay law

Chris Pine says the U.S. should have done more in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics to protest Russia's anti-gay…

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Swedish minister snubs Sochi opening ceremony

Sweden's sports minister says she will snub the opening ceremony at the Sochi Olympics for political reasons.

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