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  • For Russia, winter sports center may be good value for huge Olympic expense

    For Russia, winter sports center may be good value for huge Olympic expense
    SOCHI, Russia – Among the many points of contention about the 2014 Winter Olympics has been the staggering cost associated with them, a reported $51 billion – and counting. In answering a question about the spending at a Monday press...
  • Salt Lake the best Winter Olympic host choice

    Salt Lake the best Winter Olympic host choice
    The International Olympic Committee’s latest indulgence to wretched excess ended Sunday with the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. The IOC sat idly by while Russia passed anti-gay legislation that mocked the Olympic...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Winter Olympics: NBC Shooting Some Events in 4K -- But Sorry, Ultra HD Fans, It's for Demos Only

    NBCUniversal is milking its broadcast rights to the Winter Olympics for all they're worth, spraying an unprecedented level of coverage of the 18-day event across TV, web and mobile in part to show that it's on the vanguard of new technology. The...
  • 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...
  • Los Angeles group continues work on 2024 Olympic bid

    Speaking to reporters after a board of directors meeting in Los Angeles on Tuesday, U.S. Olympic Committee leaders said they are in the process of meeting with fewer than 10 American cities interested in bidding for the 2024 Summer Games. The informal...
  • Winter Olympics: Fear and Hope Abound in Sochi

    Olympic swimming champion and sports broadcaster Donna de Varona is reporting for Variety on the scene in Sochi. She has attended every Olympic Games since 1960, with the exception of the 1980 Moscow games. Never before has the threat of terrorism been...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • LGBT activists to protest Sochi Olympics as national tour hits L.A.

    LGBT activists to protest Sochi Olympics as national tour hits L.A.
    Gay rights activists have planned a protest Friday afternoon in downtown as the U.S. Olympic Committee brings the Road to Sochi Tour to Los Angeles. The group organizing the event, GetEQUAL, said in a news release that the demonstration will be peaceful...
  • Stray dogs in Sochi deserve better than extermination

    Q: I saw on your blog (http://www.chicagnow.com/stevedale) that you've taken a stand, calling for people to boycott watching the Olympics. Do you think blogs like yours have helped the world see what's really going on in Russia, as they continue to kill...