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  • India doesn't carry a torch for the Olympic Games

    India doesn't carry a torch for the Olympic Games
    MUMBAI, India — As a boy, Shiva Keshavan raced a crude wooden sled down the snowy mountain roads ringing the Himalayas in his native northern India. Keshavan, 32, is now one of Asia's top luge competitors, even though India doesn't have an ice...
  • IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter

    IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter
    SOCHI, Russia -- Speaking to reporters just days before the 2014 Sochi Games, the top Olympic official said he is open to adding language to the Olympic charter that specifically addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Thomas Bach,...
  • Baseball and softball could inch closer to inclusion in 2020 Olympics

    Baseball and softball could inch closer to inclusion in 2020 Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — The International Olympic Committee could take another step this week toward getting baseball and women’s softball back into the Olympics as well as adding squash for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. New IOC president Thomas...
  • Sweden's Valentina Wallner ordered to cover Olympics helmet tribute

    SOCHI, Russia -- Swedish women’s hockey goaltender Valentina Wallner has been told she can’t display a picture of her late mentor and compatriot Stefan Liv on the helmet she will wear during the tournament here. She had the portrait added to...
  • Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics

    Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics
    MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. So too will the United Nations’ top official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. But Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be notable...
  • Olympics 2014: Russian officials block shipment of U.S. athletes' Chobani yogurt

    Olympics 2014: Russian officials block shipment of U.S. athletes' Chobani yogurt
    Russian officials are depriving U.S. Olympic athletes of their greek yogurt.  A shipment of Chobani yogurt headed for the athletes in Sochi has been blocked. There are 5,000 cups of blueberry, strawberry, peach and plain Chobani being held in a...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics seeks sizzle with new events

     Sochi Winter Olympics seeks sizzle with new events
    The luge seemed tough enough already. Racing down an icy track at 80-plus mph. Flying through twists and turns on your back. Now the Olympics have added one more challenge. In the new mixed relay — each country racing a man, woman and...
  • Sochi Olympics dogged by wide belief funds were misspent, pocketed

     Sochi Olympics dogged by wide belief funds were misspent, pocketed
    SOCHI, Russia — Tired of hearing reports about alleged corruption and budget overruns, some Russian citizens have given the 2014 Sochi Olympics a nickname. Kickbacktiada. The Games, which begin Friday, rank as the most expensive in Olympic...
  • Olympic committee ends India's suspension amid Winter Games

    Olympic committee ends India's suspension amid Winter Games
    MUMBAI, India -- Ending an embarrassing chapter in the annals of sport in this country, the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday lifted a ban on India after corruption-tainted athletic officials were removed from their posts. It was the first time...
  • Olympics: Amanda Kessel gets back up to speed for U.S. women's hockey

    Olympics: Amanda Kessel gets back up to speed for U.S. women's hockey
    SOCHI, Russia — It wasn’t an official game, just a spirited and quick-paced scrimmage Tuesday for the U.S. women’s hockey team against Germany on the Olympic practice rink. But it was as close as Amanda Kessel has come to playing a...
  • Canadian PSA: 'The Olympics have always been a little gay'

    Canadian PSA: 'The Olympics have always been a little gay'
    As the Sochi Olympics kick off, Russia’s anti-gay legislation has drawn high-profile protests from athletes, heads of state and the court of public opinion, but perhaps none is as imaginative as "Luge," by the Canadian Institute of Diversity and...