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Russia’s Anti-Gay Law Drawing Complaints In Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A U.S. Olympic sponsor and U.N. panel condemned a Russian law criticized as a stifling of gay rights as protests were planned for around the world Wednesday, keeping an irritant to the hosts of the Winter Olympics front and center two days ahead of the opening ceremonies.

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Women's Sports Foundation's 70th Birthday Party For Billie Jean King
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Billie Jean King Has To Skip Sochi Opening

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King will not attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill.

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FC Spartak Moscow v FC Lokomotiv Moscow - Russian Premier League
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Search Continues In Russia For Potential Olympic Terrorists

MOSCOW (AP) — The search for three women suspected of planning terrorist attacks at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics has raised one of Russia's most feared specters — the female suicide bombers known as "black widows." For more than a decade, women have committed many of Russia's worst terror attacks, downing airliners, blowing up subway cars and killing people going to a rock concert.

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Announcement Of Short Track Athletes Named in Team GB for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
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IOC President Expects Safe Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says he has full confidence that Russian authorities will deliver "safe and secure" games in Sochi despite the two deadly suicide bombings in southern Russia that have heightened concerns about the terrorist threat to the Olympics.

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Curling Olympic Qualification Tournament - Day 1
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US Men’s Curling Team Has Qualified For Olympics

FUESSEN, Germany (AP) — A Minnesota-based men's curling team has qualified for the Sochi Olympics.

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TODAY Show - 100 Days Out Sochi Winter Olympics Event
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Russia Introduces Resolution With United Nations Asking For Symbolic Period Of Truce For Olympic Games In Sochi

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has introduced a resolution in the U.N. General Assembly calling for a traditional, symbolic truce around the period of the Winter Olympics and Paralympic games in Sochi.

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Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony
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Olympic Flame Reaches North Pole

MOSCOW (AP) — The Sochi Winter Games organizers say the Olympic flame has traveled to the North Pole aboard a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker.

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14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day One
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Putin Bans Rallies In Olympic Sochi For 2.5 months

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning demonstrations and rallies in Sochi for two and a half months around the Winter Olympics.

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