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Olympic movement, U.N. sign accord to use sports to promote peace
Olympic movement, U.N. sign accord to use sports to promote peace

In the wake of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games -- where gay rights became a big part of the story -- the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations signed an agreement Monday, vowing to "use sport to build a better world." "Sport can change the world, but it cannot change the world alone," IOC President Thomas Bach said after signing the accord in New York with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Bach added: "The Olympic movement is willing and ready to make its contribution to the most laudable efforts of the United Nations to maintain and build peace and to bring along social change." Leading up to and during the Sochi Games, Russia's...

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