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Members Of Congress Urge Olympic Committee To Add LGBT Protections

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“[W]e … respectfully request that you amend #Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity,” the 19 members write. View this image › Russian President Vladimir Putin (third from right) waves next to International Olympic Committee (#IOC) President Thomas Bach of Germany (third from […]

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Why Zimbabwe Walked Before Chile at the Opening Ceremony

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Todd Lodwick of the United States carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter #Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.Image: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Finally, Zimbabwe gets its moment in the Olympic sun. During Friday’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony, athletes from 88 nations marched […]

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21 Olympic Fans Who Deserve the Gold for Enthusiasm

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New York Fashion Week may be over, but Sochi is just warming up with the over-the-top looks. Johnny Weir isn’t the only one with attention-grabbing getups. Olympic fans from around the world show their national pride with wild accessories and prideful garb. Colorful wigs, elaborate eyewear and lots of body paint are just some of […]

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Putin Bolsters Security After 2 Suicide Bombings in 24 Hours

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday instructed the National Anti-Terrorism Committee to increase security around the country after two suicide bombers attacked Volgograd, killing more than 30 people. Officials say the most recent blast, which occurred Monday morning, killed 14 on board a trolleybus, according to multiple reports. Less than 24 hours earlier, a bomber […]

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Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Skiers Take Flight

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Andreas Schauer of Germany (left) and Didrik Bastian of Norway fly through the air during the men’s freestyle skiing cross 1/8 final on Feb. 20.Image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s two Olympic skiers. Thursday’s Photo of the Day gets up close and personal with Germany’s Andreas Schauer and Norway’s Didrik […]

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Team USA Sweeps Slopestyle: Jamie Anderson Takes Home Gold

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U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson celebrates her gold medal on Sunday, Feb. 9.Image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson became the first ever women’s #slopestyle Olympic champion on Sunday, a new category added to the Winter Games in Sochi this year. This may have been the first Olympic gold for the 23-year-old of […]

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