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  • IOC praises Vladimir Putin for allowing protests during Olympics

    IOC praises Vladimir Putin for allowing protests during Olympics
    The International Olympic Committee has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for allowing protests during the 2014 Sochi Games. A post on the Kremlin’s website over the weekend announced that demonstrators will be allowed to gather in one or...
  • Winter Olympics will push quirky bounds, and NBC will be there

    Winter Olympics will push quirky bounds, and NBC will be there
    The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis. But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter...
  • Are the Sochi Olympics heading for disaster?

    Are the Sochi Olympics heading for disaster?
    Security concerns have been entwined with the planning for every Olympiad at least since Munich 1972. The horrific events in Volgograd in recent days are only a reminder that the Sochi Winter Olympics will open some five weeks from now in a...
  • Female ski jumpers are taking their place on the hill

    Female ski jumpers are taking their place on the hill
    The start house isn't much of a house, more like a concrete box perched high on the mountain. Five women arrive on this frosty morning, setting their skis down outside and pushing through the door, rubbing their hands in the cold. They take turns...
  • Texas Coach Mack Brown denies he plans to resign

    Texas Coach Mack Brown denies he plans to resign
    Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson said no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns football Coach Mack Brown. Texas released a statement by Patterson several hours after Orangebloods.com reported, citing two unidentified people, that...
  • Russia's Sochi can make a name for itself at Winter Olympics

    Russia's Sochi can make a name for itself at Winter Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — The snow report. Ticket sales. Train times. Terrorist threats. Construction problems. Civil rights. In this Olympic winter, there's plenty to talk about here. But if your host is translator and guide Anna Trotsenko, those topics...
  • Winter sports officials tell World Cup to stay away

    Winter sports officials tell World Cup to stay away
    As if FIFA didn't have enough enemies already, now a coalition of winter sports federations is threatening to gang up on the controversial governing body for soccer. The problem is, FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to the country of Qatar. When officials...
  • IOC president reaffirms his confidence in Sochi Olympics

    IOC president reaffirms his confidence in Sochi Olympics
    The president of the International Olympic Committee reaffirmed his belief that Russia's anti-gay law will not impact the 2014 Sochi Games and said organizers are preparing an “excellent, unique and a perfect stage for the athletes to perform at...
  • Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics

    Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics
    The International Olympic Committee has selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games. The Japanese city, considered a favorite to be chosen as host, prevailed over Istanbul in a second-round vote Saturday among IOC members gathered in Buenos Aires....
  • PASSINGS: Berthold Beitz, William Warren Scranton, Peter M. Flanigan

    PASSINGS: Berthold Beitz, William Warren Scranton, Peter M. Flanigan
    Berthold Beitz Industrialist honored for saving Jews during WWII Berthold Beitz, 99, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of postwar West Germany's leading industrialists, died Tuesday....
  • PASSINGS: Robert W. Edgar, Chrissy Amphlett, Robert Earl Holding

    PASSINGS: Robert W. Edgar, Chrissy Amphlett, Robert Earl Holding
    Robert W. Edgar Six-term Pennsylvania congressman Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group...